Thursday, August 9, 2012

A little bridal devotion

My little sister is getting married in a week. I cannot believe that it is almost here. As my only sister we have shared so many things while being a bit different. She is one of the funniest people I know and brings me so much joy. She was there when my youngest son was born. She is a great aunt to my children and I so appreciate her presence in my life! A couple weekends back I went to her bachlorette party. I was able to do a devotion for everyone there. I was most definitely the old maid among the group as I have been married almost a decade, yikes! I was excited to think through my marriage years and hopefully give her some grain of wisdom. I wanted to give her something as a tangible reminder of what I shared so I made this little jar with words from my devotional on it. 

As I was looking for ways to display the words, I found these cute little canvas at Michaels. They measure about 1 in X 1 in and come in a pack of 6. I also used a sharpie and had my alphabet stamps on hand to write the words. 

I used the sharpie right on the letter and then pressed it onto the canvas. 

I didn't want my lines to be super straight or my letters to be perfect so I just eyeballed the words. Ok, I'll be honest I was lazy, ha! If you did want them straight you could just make a faint pencil line to keep the letters lined up. 

I then used brads that are used for scrapbooking to finish off the corners. 

I had to cut off the back so I used needle nose pliers to cut the back off and then hot glued them to the corner. 

I ended up making 5 but thought they turned out cute and I was excited to give them to her. I placed them all in a mason jar and put some ric rac around the top with a button and used hot glue to secure them. Seriously, I think a hot glue gun is a girls best friend. 

Cute, easy and done!

 If you would like to see the devotional to be able to give some context to the words please click here. This devotional was definitely tailored towards my sister and there is so much more that could be said about marriage.  I hope this is encouraging to you no matter what stage of life you are in. I am looking forward to watching my sister walk down that aisle next weekend, stay tuned!


  1. I loved your devotion, Kristi. Especially the part about being a champion for your family, that one is the biggest struggle for me :) Hope you all are doing well!

    1. Thanks Leah, we are doing well and think of you guys often when we are in SF!


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