Thursday, February 25, 2016

{Part 1} Spring Plaques Inspired by Song of Solomon 2:12

It's so wonderful to see the harbingers of Spring!  Did you see my post about  The First Bloom of 2016?  The first one always makes me think of Song of Solomon 2:12.  (I prefer the Authorized King James Version.)

"the flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds is come,
and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land"

This year,  that beautiful verse inspired a series of three plaques.  I hope you can visit often and see all three!  Here is the first one!

 
Please let me tell you about the *FREE* materials I am using for PART 1 of this project!

We are currently re-modeling our kitchen.  WHEW! 

First comes DE-struction, then comes CON-struction.
 
 
The destruction phase included ripping out a pantry and these boards were part of the shelving.  They each measure 11.25 inches by 14.5 inches.
 
JACKPOT,  right?  Totally free, right?  ;-)
 
I didn't even have to salvage them from anywhere but my own kitchen!
 
I gave three of them a quick coat of off white paint.  (only two made it into the photograph)
 


When phone books were left in our driveway this year, I almost tossed them immediately into the recycle bin.  Does anyone use those anymore?  'So glad my hoarding habits kicked in and made me keep them in my craft room!  ;-)  The pages look like newsprint to me. 
 
Jackpot, right?  Totally free, right?  ;-)


 A couple of pages were ripped out of their books and glued onto each of the shelving boards using children's regular ol' white glue.
 
 
Next, I played with some scraps of paper and cardstock. Using a leaf and snowflake punch along with a stencil and pair of scissors, leaf and flower shapes were punched and snipped.  There really wasn't a plan, just cutting whatever leaves or flowers seemed pretty at the moment.  Then I scattered them across the board.


Next, I created this FREE PRINTABLE for Song of Solomon 2:12a.  It's printed on wide rule notebook paper.  I wanted the look to be kind of raw, so I cut each word separately.

White glue holds everything in place.
 
 

I love that it appears a bit haphazard, like the first buds of Spring.  Some here, a few over there, scattered among the winter debris.

Spring will be arriving very soon!  I'll be ready for it!  ;-)  What is your favorite thing about Spring?

Please come back in a couple of days to see

Part 2 of Spring Plaques Inspired by Song of Solomon 2:12!

 
;-)  -Marci

13 comments:

  1. How cute! I love the look of this for spring!

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  2. My dear you are thrifty and crafty, beautiful job and thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story. Have a creative and fun week!

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  3. Oh I love the bright flowers against the text background! What a pretty canvas!

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  4. I love this and these are my favourite spring verses too!

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  5. This is gorgeous, Marci! I love how happy and bright the flowers are :) Thank you for sharing such cheerfulness and charm with Roses of Inspiration. Happy 2st Day of March! Hugs!

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  6. Aw so cute! Perfect scripture to compliment it! Great thinking with recycling the phone book!

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  7. This is really pretty and a GREAT use of scrap stuff - fab!

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  8. Beautiful! I love the cheerful look of it :) It immediately changes your mood!

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  9. I absolutely love all of the bright flowers. It just catches your eye.

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  10. So bright and cheerful, certainly says SPRING! Thank you so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story! Pinning this one right now!

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  11. Love it! So frugal and lovely to look upon! :)

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  12. So bright and cheery! Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story Link Up Party.

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  13. What a sweet sentiment, and a clever use of the outdated phone book, Marci! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

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