Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Making it personal!

So I have this song that just gets stuck in my head sometimes... its called "The Words I Would Say" by Sidewalk Prophets and I LOVE it! I could listen to it over and over again. Its basically advice/encouragement from one person to another for when they are going through something difficult. As I listened to it the first time, I thought to myself "thats good advice for anytime". It goes like this:
*Be strong in the Lord
*Never give up hope
*You’re gonna do great things
*I already know!
*God’s got His hand on you
*So don’t live life in fear
*Forgive and forget
*But don’t’ forget why you’re here
*Take your time to pray
*Thank God for each day

I wanted to make something for my kids room that had those lyrics so I made these:

and this

I typed up the words for the plaque first. I used different fonts for each line and centered it. You can play with the different styles to make it to your liking. I want to do some more for my niece's rooms so I'll change the fonts to make them look more girly. After you get the fonts you like, print it out in whatever color ink you want. I made one for each of my boys rooms so one was in black and one in brown. I inked the edges of the brown one because I thought it needed more contrast to the paper I was putting it on. I cut some scrapbook paper to cover the metal art hanging thing-a-ma-jiggy that I bought from the Dollar store. This was another one of those things that I saw and even though it was somewhat ugly, I felt like it had potential because it was a good size (8 x 10) and it already had a hangar on the back of it. I used spray adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper and the quote. I wanted to make it a little less plain, so I added ribbon to match each one. I've put them in the boys rooms and the older one hasn't mentioned it yet. But the younger one said, "that's the song I always hear you singing" So I'll take that as he really likes it!

For the candle, I just changed the font color to a really light gray so that it would look subdued. I changed the margins to 0" so that the writing went all the way to the edges and removed all of the spacing and centering so that it was just continuous. I had to repeat the lyrics so that it would fill an entire page. I also changed the orientation of the paper to landscape. After I printed it out, I cut it to wrap around the plain $1 candle. I used some ribbon and a wood fleur de lis that I painted black. I just attached those with my trusty little hot glue gun and it was finished. Very easy and very cute!


  1. Thanks for sharing Marcie..love the song! Brought tears to my eyes..sure miss my boy..hug yours every day!

  2. Hi Marcie---Love that Idea and I love that song! I just saw Sidewalk Prophets in concert at the rock and worship concert! I also love to turn "trash" into treasures.

  3. Love the signs for your boy's rooms. I would love to do something like this for my kids rooms. Very nice!

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