Wednesday, March 3, 2010

 I'm no Bezalel - but check it out anyway

Imagine my delight last night when during the course of our Bible reading I made the surprising discovery that one can have the spiritual gift of making crafts!! Who knew? But there it was - right in Exodus: "...I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts - to make artistic designs..." Exodus 31:1-4 Oh Bezalel - must be so great to be you! All of this to say - such a gift has not been imparted to me. However... I do love to pretend that I am some kind of a Bezalel. Crafting makes me a bit giddy. Some of my crafting creations - most assuredly - appear to be the creations of someone between the ages of 2 and 5 - but that does not take away from the joy I get in the process. My latest endeavor? - A little bit of decoupaging. Isn't that a fun word? Decoupage, decoupage, decoupage. Say it - it's fun! Annnywayyyyy... I digress. So, I started out with some square pieces of wood that my hubby cut out for me - just some old scraps he had in his garage. Noe "helped" me get my project started with some painting fun. Then we had to wait for them to dry. The following day we Mod Podged (using Mod Podge as a verb - getttin' all kinds of crazy) some scrapbook paper onto them. Watch out for the Mod Podge. It can be addictive. After a little magic from the cricut - and hittin' the Mod Podge again (of course) we, once again, had to wait for everything to dry. The next day I did some sanding - for a bit of a distressed look - and voila - the first decorations to hang on or "new" bedroom wall. Would Bezalel have come up with some thing more beauteous - undoubtedly. Am I satisfied with the finished product - most definitely!

10 comments:

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

Yes, I think I would use the word Decoupage 100x/day if I knew a good context for it ;)
It took me a little longer than I'm willing to admit to figure out why you were using a W & a D....W & D?! Why would.....she.....got it. Is it Friday yet?!? ;)
Very cute!! What a fun idea!

Amy@My Front Porch said...

How fun!! I would just love to get my hands on some Modge Podge but I've never used it and I'm not sure I'd know how to do it :) It looks great! I'd say your are a regular Bezalel :)

P.S. Question -- when you said you used oil rubbed bronze on your light fixtures, what brand did you use? I want to use that finish for our indoor fixtures and I'm just curious what brand works!

une autre mère said...

Super cute! I just may have to copy this idea... Great job!

And I just might have to use the word "decoupage" in my new weekly installment of "French Friday"....

Kristin said...

I love it. I want to make some picture frames....maybe I will enlist your help:)

Katarina said...

Those are great! And all that matters is that you love them!

Renata said...

Hi
Great job - what a fun idea. I may also have to have a go!
Thanks for showing this! I also wish I was better at crafts than I am!
Have a fun day
Renata :)

The Sneaky Mommy said...

Mmmm...modge podgin' around! My mom was the queen of modge podge back in the day! I love the stuff but am also so not gifted in the crazy area! I am a wanna be, though! Your projects turned out beautifully! I am have to copy!

Mod Podge Amy said...

So cute!

T Heap said...

So cute! I think I am missing the "craft" gene. I have spurts of craftiness and great dreams of making all kinds of things. Alas, I don't think it's meant to be.

I too had a hard time figuring out the "W" and "D". My first thought...what strange letters to put on a wall. Haha!

Mama Belle said...

You're a lot craftier than me, lady.