It is Well with My Soul

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It’s the beginning of a new year and what better way to start it than with a new DIY project. Today I am pleased to share a wall decal that I made for my dining room. I love this project because the concept is so simple and the possibilities are endless!

What you need:

contact paper
– exacto knife/scissors
– desired design for wall decal
– permanent marker/pencil

What to do:

Trace or draw your design onto the backside of the contact paper. Make sure the right side of the design is facing down. It’s better to trace/draw on the backside so that there are no marks on the front that might show. Next, cut out your design. I chose to use an exacto knife to get a more precise cut. Finally, peel off the backing and stick the cutout on the wall!

I am pretty ecstatic  with how the wall decal turned out. For the past few months, this particular wall had been sitting empty because I couldn’t figure out what to put there. The wall decal was the perfect solution. I chose the lyrics from the famous hymn “It is Well with My Soul”.  I chose a font that wasn’t too complicated or intricate. I had to cut the letters twice: once for the paper printout of the letters and then the actual letters traced onto the contact paper. It was a little time consuming doing all the cutting, but it didn’t seem so bad while watching a couple movies.

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It is well Cover Photo

I love that we will see it every day when we sit down to eat and serves as a daily reminder for us in this house. I even catch the hubby humming it around the house now. 🙂

Merry Christmas 2013

Christmas is here and all the decorations are up! Actually they have been up all put together for about a couple of weeks now. I finished the last Christmas project for this season two weeks ago. However, it’s been pretty hectic since then.  So yesterday, on a sunny Christmas Eve morning, I was finally able to take it all in, while sipping my coffee and enjoy my efforts over the past few weeks.

Made || Christmas Stockings | Mesh Ribbon Wreath
Bought || Christmas Stocking Holders (Bed Bath & Beyond) | Warm White Mini LED Lights (Walmart) | Evergreen Garland, Pine Cones & Berries (Michael’s Craft Store)

Made || Felt Christmas Tree Skirt | Ribbon Snowflake Ornaments | Glitter Ornaments| White Ikea Snofint Tablecloth Curtains | Snowmen Lightbulb Ornaments (from 2011) | Sheet Music Star Tree Topper (from 2011)

Made || Glitter Reindeer Silhouette | Winter Tree (Isaiah 9:6) Canvas Painting
Bought|| Ikea Ekby Wall Shelves

 

Made || Bauble Ornament Wreath
Bought|| Ikea Hemnes Mirror

All of the decorations were inspired by findings on Pinterest, but created with my own twist. For some of the decorations there were tutorials that I found helpful, for others I just figured it out on my own. That’s what I love about DIY projects.

Of all the decorations, the painting has to be the most favorite of them all. To be honest, the design was inspired by a print from Lay Baby Lay. I love it more for what is written on there, a reminder this Christmas that the greatest gift in the form of a baby was born on this day to save all of mankind.

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Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas!