Faithart for the Home
What do visitors SEE when they come to your home? What are the reminders of faith for your own family? Seasonal and liturgical decorating, as well as "stories" of faith tell of His faithfulness. All kinds of media can be a part of FaithArt for the Home.
All is Grace Wallhanging
This beautiful handmade gift is from my friend Bonnie Hughes. Layers and layers of fabric and dimensional goodness. A handmade rose, laces, sheet-music printed fabric,worn and aged. Highlighted and embellished, pinned and buttoned, jeweled and layered. Stitched together- a visual reminder of all that comes my way because of His great gift. Thanks to Rebecca Ersfeld for her original design that inspired this work. Thank you God, for reminding me that this saving, redemptive gift for ME- is all grace.
What are easy places for FaithArt groupings in a home? Stairways! Keep them fairly flat so they don't get in the way. Use old wooden pant hangers and vintage clipboards for easy to change out display. Flat canvas projects work well. So download and print your favorite Bible verse and add with doubt-sided tape or Mod-Podge. Make them 2 sided for a quick change of verse or seasonal decor. What faith story blesses your family in your home and all of your visitors too?
by Connie Denninger
Used a paper doily as a pattern to cut heart shapes out of cardboard cereal boxes. Covered the base with scrapbook paper for the first layer, then an accordion pleated "notes" medallion. Then added a fabric covered heart and an "Oh my soul - Praise Him" circle on top of THAT. Next added 2 felt hearts stitched together with vintage buttons and a pearl. Added a bit of glitter on the heart edge. Some ruffled crepe paper on the edge- sewn on the sewing machine. Vintage paper from an French book and rolled magazine medallions. A beautiful fabric rosette from friend Bonnie was the finishing touch. Crinkle ribbon for a hanger, ribbon yarn at the base and a lattice punched heart finishing touch.
A canvas for a retreat theme- Living Life as Prayer. Tissue paper from the scrap pile. Acrylic paint background color, old Ideals magazines for layers, stencil paints, stamping on more tissue paper. Vintage buttons, crochet flowers (Michael's) and a beautiful crochet hanging heart. Pottery Barn catalog cut-outs with the Sizzix die, printed up Living Life as Prayer, on the computer. Pulled burlap strings to dangle on the sides, and Mod Podge covers all with love.