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How to Make Music Lyric Art

My little boy (he mostly just supervised) and I did a little craft project the other night while Mike was out for the evening.

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I was inspired by this song from Gungor, which we sang in church Sunday morning:

“You make beautiful things

You make beautiful things out of the dust

You make beautiful things out of us”

It is one of Mike’s favorite worship songs right now. In contrast, this art was not a favorite of mine…

At only $1.50 thrifted, I felt it was a good choice for trying out this technique that I’ve seen around Pinterest and on the Blogosphere many a time.

The tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess is great, so I won’t get into the details. I did use spray paint instead of acrylic paint, like she suggests.

I finished off the edges with some gold Rub’n Buff (it’s my new favorite crafty supply item).

Having the lyrics to “Beautiful Things” hanging in our Entry is a reminder that we are being made new in Christ – each. and every. day.

When Mike got home that evening, we surprised him with our work of art; but he couldn’t quite remember the before — good thing I took a pic for the blog 😉

Erica will be back later this week to show you how she takes this project and tackles it her way.

What inspiring words could you use to makeover some old art?

This post is part of a series called “One Project, Two Ways.” We’ll each tackle the same project – changing up the colors, the style, the materials – whatever – to create it our way!

Craftivity Designs

Wednesday 10th of April 2013

Thanks, Gwen! You should! It was super simple :)


Wednesday 10th of April 2013

This art project is lovely! I like it very much, and now I want to do it myself, too! xxx

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly

Saturday 30th of March 2013

That is so cool! I love it! :) Thanks again for stopping by my blog!

Craftivity Designs

Friday 22nd of March 2013


Craftivity Designs

Friday 22nd of March 2013

I had seen several bloggers mention it, but hadn't actually tried it out until recently. It's great stuff! But be warned, it will be messy :)