A painted wooden craft box is an object of beauty when filled with Bible verses.

The Art of Faith

The living Word speaks life into these faith-encouraging craft projects. Use them to help bring Scripture into your work and home spaces.

Verse Box

A painted wooden craft box is an object of beauty when filled with Bible verses. Read one each day to challenge, instruct and inspire. Create a deckled edge by tearing paper along a ruler. Download all 60 verses here.

Materials

  • Wooden crafts box
  • White crafts paint
  • Gray crafts paint
  • Polyurethane
  • Scripture cards template
  • White paper

Tools

  • Screwdriver
  • Paintbrush
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Instructions

Remove hardware from box; set aside. Paint interior and exterior of box with white crafts paint; let dry. With a ruler, measure and trace a ½-inch border on every edge. Paint inside the borders gray; let dry. Apply three coats of polyurethane to entire box, and let dry between coats.

Download Scripture card template here. Print on white paper. Cut out each Scripture card. Cut out white backing paper slightly larger than Scripture cards. Tear white paper to create frayed edges. Glue Scripture cards to white paper. Place Scripture cards in box.

Bible verse 1 Thessalonians 5:17 has drama on an oversized piece of art.

Large Framed Verse Canvas

This oversized piece of art creates drama with its uplifting message from First Thessalonians. The letter transfer process is easy using a gel medium. Words become embedded in the gel as it dries and results have a slightly rustic look.

Materials

  • Verse template, printed
  • 13×19-inch multipurpose printer paper
  • Gel medium
  • White 8½×11-inch copier paper
  • 30×30-inch canvas, preframed
  • Decoupage medium (optional)
  • Four ½-inch×3-inch×3-foot boards
  • Wood filler
  • Black spray paint

Tools

  • Spray bottle with water
  • Foam brush (optional)
  • Printmaking rubber roller
  • Fine-grit sandpaper
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Protractor
  • Handsaw
  • Hammer
  • Nails

Instructions

Using a laser printer, print verse template (download here) onto 13×19-inch multipurpose printer paper. The verse on your copy will be reversed. It will read correctly after transferred to the canvas. Apply gel medium to the center of the canvas. With the verse face-down, adhere paper to the canvas. Work quickly and smooth out the verse paper. For smoothest surface, use a rubber roller. Apply gel medium to canvas surrounding the verse and affix plain copier paper. Let dry 2–3 hours. Lightly spray water onto paper-covered canvas and use fingers to remove the paper. Repeat until verse text is exposed and desired effect is achieved. The result will be rustic. To seal and add a glossy finish, use a foam brush to apply decoupage medium to the surface of the canvas; let dry.

Lightly sand boards. Measure 2½ inches in from each end of board and mark with pencil. Use a protractor to find a 45-degree angle on both ends of the board and mark the angles. Use a handsaw or a miter saw to cut the board at the marked angles. Repeat with other boards. Nail boards together to create a frame. Use wood filler to fill in the seams and cover nail holes. Let wood filler dry and remove excess. Spray-paint frame black and let dry. Carefully push canvas into frame.

Desktop wallpaper with the Bible verse Colossians 3:23 will help encourage you during any busy day.

Desktop Style

This desktop wallpaper will help encourage you during any busy day. Become an influence in your work place by displaying your faith and opening doors to sharing the word of God. Keep track of ideas, fabric swatches and the day of the week with a velvet-framed pinboard. Download the wallpaper we’ve designed here.

Materials

  • 39×27-inch duck canvas
  • 35×23-inch corkboard, preframed
  • 1-inch velvet ribbon

Tools

  • Staple gun and 5/16-inch staples
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Hot-glue gun

Instructions

Lay canvas facedown and center corkboard on the canvas. Wrap the top edge of fabric over the back of the corkboard and secure with staples spaced every 1 to 2 inches. Repeat for bottom, left and right edges, pulling canvas taut so there are no ripples. Measure 2½ inches from the outside vertical edges and drape ribbon across board. Secure ribbon ends to back of corkboard with hot glue. Repeat for horizontal edges.