Peace“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”- John 14:27

I have noticed that the Christmas season can be very busy and anything but peaceful. I want my home to be a place of “peace”  especially during the Christmas Season. I want my family to slow down and focus and be peaceful during this busy time of the year.

As I started to plan for our holiday celebrations I thought that it would be great for us to have a visible reminder to have peace in our lives. So during our Thanksgiving break Madilyn and I created a Peace sign to hang in our kitchen.

I purchased our supplies from Michaels for around $15.  The most expensive item was the “bell topper” that we incorporated into this project. This was a very easy project to complete. Madilyn actually did a lot of the work herself.

Project Directions: First paint the letters in a base coat. We painted our letters in alternating colors of green and red. Once the letters are dry stencil them with shapes Peaceor designs to add some dimension to each letter. Once the detail painting is dry spray the letters with the gloss finisher. This helps make the letters glossy and helps prevent chipping of the paint. Allow the glossy finish to dry for 24 hours. Once dry hot glue the letters onto the ribbon of your choice.

If you use a topper for your project you will need to attach it to the ribbon. You could use hot glue, however I decided to loop the ribbon around the bell holder and then sew it onto the bells. I believe that sewing the topper onto the ribbon made the project a little more sturdy than hot gluing the bell topper to the ribbon.

  • Wooden letters spelling out peace
  • Paint (4 or five) colors
  • Stencils
  • Brushes
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Gloss Finisher

This reminder of peace will last for years to come and will become a Christmas decorating tradition in our home.

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