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


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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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