Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Banner of love

This is was an attempt at another Valentine's Day Craft, not my favorite (should've held back on the bright red) but the paraphrased scripture on the hearts is a much needed reminder of how to truly love the way Jesus calls us to.

I had made these little paper mache hearts with recycled cereal box cardboard, crayons, printed out scripture and modge podge.  But I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with them.

I tried taping them to twigs and sticking them into a potted plant which was actually really cute.  Then I came up with this idea with the branches because I wanted to hang them up.

To make the hearts, cut out a cardboard heart from the cereal box and make a template.  Trace it to make as many hearts as you wish.  Cut them out carefully.  Cut out words or letters from a magazine or that you printed out.

Draw designs on the hearts with a crayon.  Modge podge two hearts together (for added strength), stick the words on the front and then modge podge over the whole heart and allow to dry. Punch holes or glue/tape sticks to the back and create your own banner or plant of love!

Now I have a banner of love on my front door so that every time I walk in to the house I will see... love is patient, kind, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Just maybe I will remember that when my son dumps a whole bag of fishy crackers on the ground or my husband forgets to take out the trash after I've asked him 10 times, haha.

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