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  1. Deborah
    July 26, 2010

    Haha – love the blog title and the idea:)
    .-= Deborah´s last blog ..Natures color wheel in preschool =-.

  2. Kati
    July 27, 2010

    These are SO cute. Thank you for sharing.
    .-= Kati´s last blog ..Bandana Skirt 2 =-.

  3. Kandra
    July 27, 2010

    That turned out so well! Will have to try this! :)

  4. Heather @ Not a DIY Life
    July 27, 2010

    Oh my word! I needed this! As soon as we get in our new house, I want to start making a flannel board for Ladybug and this technique will be so helpful in making flannel letters! Thank you!
    .-= Heather @ Not a DIY Life´s last blog ..Mamavation Week 30 =-.

    • ohamanda
      July 27, 2010

      Oooh, good idea, Heather. Flannel letters! This will be perfect!

  5. vanessa@silly eagle books
    July 27, 2010

    I LOVE this!! Such a great idea and I love the colors you chose! Can’t wait to see it in real life! :)
    .-= vanessa@silly eagle books´s last blog crafts =-.

  6. Tara
    July 27, 2010

    This looks fantastic! I’ve done much smaller versions for cards, but never even thought of using it to do this.

    Cutting the letters must have taken a while!!!
    .-= Tara´s last blog ..Menu Plan Monday โ€“ July 26th =-.

    • ohamanda
      July 27, 2010

      Actually, Tara. It took much less time than I thought. I’d say about an hour to cut and place it on the first canvas. Of course, it wasn’t quick enough for me to make TWO sets of stickers! :)

  7. Janimal
    July 27, 2010

    Oh they look fantastic. Well done! That guitar is super cool too. Thanks for sharing this.

  8. Melissa K
    July 27, 2010

    Oh, I love these! Especially since the kids had their hands (literally!) in making their own decor.

    Love the quote, too. The Jesus Storybook Bible is on my to-get list.

  9. Sheri
    July 27, 2010

    Very cute! I’ve been toying with the idea of putting my son’s favorite verse in vinyl on his wall but I think I might do this instead!

    Question, though… ok, two…
    1) How did you affix the letters so they wouldn’t shift while the kids paint?
    2) What type of paint did you use?

    • ohamanda
      July 27, 2010

      Sheri: The contact paper was sticky enough that it laid down nice and smooth and didn’t move around as they painted. Neither one of them even paid attention to the stickers as they painted. For paint I used the 88cent acrylic paint from Michaels! :)

  10. erica
    July 27, 2010

    I love this! I’m going to have to think of a way to do it without the finger paint- my boys are too “old” (and they never did like to get paint on their fingers)

  11. Jeni
    July 27, 2010

    That is absolutely fantastic! I would love to do this with/for my kids, and hang them over their beds. What a great daily reminder!
    .-= Jeni´s last blog ..Do Be Do Be Dooo =-.

  12. Kristy
    July 27, 2010

    This is such a wonderful idea – I love how customizable it is (and that’s one of my favorite phrases from that Bible, too)! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Kristy´s last blog ..welcome signs =-.

  13. Krissa
    July 27, 2010

    Love this! What size canvas did you use?

  14. tia
    July 27, 2010

    Love this idea and the quote!! Did you freehand your letters?

    • oh amanda
      July 27, 2010

      I freehanded all of them…just like the video. I just did some lower case…so they aren’t as even as the uppercase.
      .-= oh amanda´s last blog ..Seven Links Challenge- Top Ten Tuesday =-.

  15. Leigh
    July 27, 2010

    Amanda – you are so cute! I love your tutorial – and the end results are FABULOUS! I’m redoing the boys room (again!) and I’m going to steal your idea for something to go in the room they will be sharing now!

  16. Maria
    July 27, 2010

    Fun and cute. What a great combo.
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..Puzzle Bag =-.

  17. Jessica
    July 28, 2010

    LOVE this. We are huge fans of the JSB and I always cry when I read it to my kids. Doesn’t matter what story. So, this is officially the first time I’ve cried over a craft. Seriously. The only reason I’m NOT at Hobby Lobby or Michael’s right now is because they are not open. :)

  18. Ashlie
    July 28, 2010

    We LOVE this book at our house and have given away several as gifts (and giveaways). I love, love, love this art idea and plan to do it soon! Thanks for the inspiration. It led me to your blog, which I’m sure we’ll be visiting often ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .-= Ashlie´s last blog ..Train Up Tuesday- Food Novelties =-.

  19. Mandy
    July 28, 2010

    Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today! – Mandy,

  20. Jennifer Merck
    July 28, 2010

    So cute! So fun! Terrific project! And I love the JSBBIBLE!

  21. Adrian
    July 28, 2010

    I LOVE this!! I’m definitely up for having Cole make one.
    A favorite quote of mine indeed – her take on Psalm 23 is also loved in our home :)
    .-= Adrian´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Gone to the Dogs =-.

  22. Michelle Willow
    July 28, 2010

    Love the idea and the result! :)
    .-= Michelle Willow´s last blog ..Great finds- FirstPalettecom =-.

  23. iHanna
    July 29, 2010

    Oh what a cute project, and your kids did a great job with the background painting too. :-) Inspirational post, thanks!
    .-= iHanna´s last blog ..The Sketchbook Project =-.

  24. Cindy Hunnicutt
    July 29, 2010

    It was so fun watching you describe how to cut out the letters! My 4th grade teacher, Miss Crowningshield would be so proud. We teach this as part of our “CILT Crafts” activity at Camp Rocks now- so I just taught this same thing this summer. HOWEVER, the cute, cute, cute craft project you had the kids make is the BEST!!! I am absolutely going to take your great idea and do it somewhere- Maybe with my 4th and 5th graders- or maybe just for something cute in our house!!

  25. Cindy Hunnicutt
    July 29, 2010

    …and I noticed the shirt Lydia was wearing!!

  26. Suzannah DiMarzio
    July 30, 2010

    Um, HOW COOL are these?!! I love it! I totally need to tackle this project. Thanks for sharing it – you are adorable too!
    .-= Suzannah DiMarzio´s last blog ..A Surprise in Every Shell โ€“ Pick A Pearl in Epcotโ€™s Japan Pavilion =-.

  27. GettingFreedom
    July 30, 2010

    Oh my goodness, this would be perfect for my kids’ new rooms! They would have a blast. And I just might win Mommy of the Year Award! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    .-= GettingFreedom´s last blog ..Better Breakfast-110 Breakfast Recipes E-Book Sale =-.

  28. Maria
    July 31, 2010

    love love love!

    I cannot wait to do this with the boys (or without, or both!)

    thanks for sharing your awesome craftiness!
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  29. Jenn
    August 2, 2010

    What a great project! Just wanted to let you know I’ll be featuring it on Tot Tuesdays tomorrow :)

  30. Gail
    August 2, 2010

    I’m sure you realize that your son’s sign is misspelled. I can’t help it, I’m a printer’s daughter and grew up proof reading.

  31. Bridget
    August 6, 2010

    My big kids are going to be moving into one room soon to make space for the baby. I can’t WAIT to do this with them. The possibilities are endless!
    .-= Bridget´s last blog ..At the Hop =-.

  32. Londa
    August 12, 2010

    This idea is amazingly fantastic! We made our canvases yesterday and I linked up to you today! What a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  33. Jenna
    September 25, 2010

    Found this via Tatertots and Jello… We LOVE that storybook Bible, and I really love what you did with that phrase! I’m on the hunt for some great, affordable art for my baby girl’s room (who is due next month), and I think I’m going to totally have to copy this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

    • ohamanda
      October 5, 2010

      Yay! I’d love to see it when you’re done!

  34. Ashlie
    November 30, 2010

    Hello, again :) (I just commented on 2 of your other blog entries!) I just wanna let you know that you do really inspire me! I’m doing a couple of these paintings for my boys for Christmas (one like you did and a second with their names and scriptures for their names). Thanks again for your genius! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • ohamanda
      November 30, 2010

      Oh, you’re so sweet! I’d love to see pics when you get the paintings done! :)

  35. Katie @ Do Not Depart
    December 21, 2010

    I love this quote! I love how it is tucked away, again and again, throughout the book.

    I took this idea from you, to make birthday gifts for the grandmas. We had the same problem with the paint leaking underneath the contact paper.

    My father-in-law is a sign maker, and he shared this technique with me.
    1. Paint the canvas with white paint (or whatever color you want underneath), before you put the letters on.
    2. Stick the letters on and then paint another light coat of the “underneath” color. This will fill in any of the grooves.
    3. Paint as planned and enjoy nice, crisp letters! He did suggest taking the letters off before it dries completely.

    Even with the “leaky” letters, the grandmas loved their gifts, and the kids loved making them! Thanks for the great idea. This will be a “go to” gift for a while.

    • ohamanda
      December 22, 2010

      Good to know! That makes so much sense! And not too difficult, either! But it is kinda surprising that from a distance you can’t see how “leaky” it is. Plus, it *is* fingerpaint! :)

      I’m with you–it’s the most gorgeous sentiment. I want it pounded into my kids’ brains! LOL!

  36. Amber
    January 14, 2011

    I LOVE THIS!!! I’ve been looking for a way to add God’s Word to my walls in a cool, modern and fun way, and this is perfect!!
    My daughter and I are gonna do this in her room with, “and she knew she was worth far more than rubies”.
    So excited! Can’t wait to do even more!
    Thanks for the idea! :)

    • ohamanda
      January 14, 2011

      Awesome! I’d love to see pics when you’re done! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  37. Yolanda Drietz
    April 10, 2011

    this is one of my favs…..we are going to move sometime and when we decorate their rooms this is definitely something we are going to do! : )

  38. Sami
    June 11, 2011

    WOW!! I know this is an old post, but I found it while searching way to put a verse about God’s love on canvas in the room we’re prepping to be a nursery for our soon-to-come (hopefully) foster baby! I feel like you’re in my head! We read the Big Picture Story Bible almost daily, such a treasure! Thanks for this idea! I’m gonna steal it!! :)

    • ohamanda
      June 11, 2011

      Yay! So glad you like it! I’d love to see pics if you do it! :)

  39. caitlin
    June 13, 2011

    This is amazing!! I always need idea’s of fun hands on crafts for two 3 yr olds! do you buy the contact paper from michaels? I have tons of paint but I haven’t used contact paper before! thanks so much for sharing this!!!!!

    • ohamanda
      June 13, 2011

      It was just some contact paper I had at home—I think for lining my kids’ drawers. You can get it anywhere–WalMart, Michael’s, even hardware stores. :)

  40. Keri
    November 16, 2011

    What kind of paint did you use? Acrylic out actual finger paint?? Live your blog its given direction to our families passion!

    • ohamanda
      November 16, 2011

      It was just that plain 88cent paint you get at the craft store or WalMart. Acrylic, I think. (Thank you!!)

  41. Ashlie Miller
    November 28, 2011

    I wanted to let you know, that I did this last year for a Christmas gift for my boys (I may have told you that before?) and I plan to share my pics on my blog and link to your tutorial here. Thanks again for your AMAZING inspirations!

    • ohamanda
      November 30, 2011

      Yay! Let me know when you post it! :)

  42. Melora
    June 23, 2012

    What did you use to adhere the letters? LOVE THIS!!

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  44. Anonymous
    April 26, 2014

    Great blog. i have 2 questions
    1.) Did the conatct paper peel the canvas up any?
    2.) if i painted a base color on the canvas would the contact paper pull that paint off?

    • oh amanda
      May 20, 2014

      NOpe, the contact paper isn’t that sticky so it came off clean. Maybe, if you painted a base color that might help w/the bleeding. It’s worth a try!


  45. Rachel Ball
    February 3, 2015

    Great idea – looks so effective and the children had fun!

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