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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

31 Days of Home Projects: Day 24

We are just going to pretend that I didn't completely forget to post yesterday and do a double post one day this week. It was just one of those days. Stay in bed all day, missing work, until you HAVE to drive to the airport, and sit in traffic, to pick up your mother, who is staying with you for 2 weeks. It's all good though, I love my mother dearly and she will be a big help! Today's project is fairly easy. I started writing three gifts on cards back in January after reading 1000 gifts by Ann Voskamp. Everyday I try to focus on three gifts or blessings and then log them on a card for that day. As you can imagine, I have a lot of cards. I needed a cute little box to store/display them in, as I plan to do this every year. You can create your box for whatever you would like to use it for, but that is why I created mine.

Painted Verse Box



What You Need

1. Small wooden box (try dollar stores, Target dollar section, yardsales) My father-in-law made mine.
2. White paint marker medium tip (sharpie white oil-based paint marker is great)
3. Verse template as a reference (see below)

Step by Step

1. Print out the template above that I created. This is a reference for you to follow. If you have good
    handwriting then feel free to letter this saying on your box however you like. I free handed mine
    so the lettering in the template will be a little different than mine. I tried to match the styles to 
    make it easier for you. I choose fonts that were fairly easy to copy with straight lines and little 
    detail.

2. You can also use this template as a guide to your spacing. This is exactly how I wrote this saying 
     on my box (see the photo above). Using the paint pen, I started by just writing the words. Then I 
     went back and added a little more to each letter to make them a little thicker. You probably will  
     only need to write the smaller words once. They are not as thick as the two bigger words. Take  
     your time, there is no rush. I did one word at a time and took breaks in between to give my hand a  
     rest. It seems hard, but if you take your time the letters will turn out great, because they are a very 
     simple style font. Honestly, if you mess up on one side, you can always try again on the other side.  
     You can even practice first on a piece of paper until you feel comfortable.

I will being doing a double post later today, since I missed yesterday. Be sure to catch that one too!

Many Blessings,


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