Thursday, March 3, 2016

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

Spring is just around the corner!  The first buds and blooms always make 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!  If you would like to see the first one, please click HERE!

Here is the second one!

Please let me tell you about the *FREE* materials I am using for 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 chopped up a valentine heart that happened to have cute birds on it.  I also played around with these little bird shapes I've had in my patterns FOR. EH. VER.  and don't remember where they were found.  Some tail embellishing was done as I was cutting the birds and their wings.  Some tails are short, some are longer, some are heart shaped.  They were cut from the same scraps as the FIRST PLAQUE.

I created this FREE PRINTABLE for Song of Solomon 2:12b.  I want these plaques to look sort of raw so regular wide rule notebook paper was used and each word was cut individually.

Using white glue, everyone hopped onto the plaque.  'No real plan with the wings. I just tried to place them in differing extensions, like they are flying.

I love that it appears a bit haphazard.  Some here, a few over there, scattered about in happy flight!

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

;-)  -Marci


  1. What a fun plaque! I'm ready for spring weather to come and stay - I especially hearing the birds sing!

  2. Super cute project! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Hope you are having a lovely week!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  3. This is adorable! I love the birds on the newsprint. Thanks for sharing this with us at Brag About It! Pinned to share.

  4. Gorgeous!!!! I love the little birdies! Now, I'm kicking myself for throwing out an old entertainment center. I could've done something like this with the shelves. Anyhoo, thanks so much for sharing this lovely craft at the Submarine Sunday Link Party! I am inspired! Pinning!

  5. What a novel piece of art/craft. Pure of heart! Thank you for contributing it to SHARE IT linky party at I hope you'll come back to use again this weekend with some new ideas! Love it. - Rose


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