I was looking for a birthday present for my partner at work. We've been a team for most of the 7 1/2 years I've been there. For the past year and half, we've shared an office. (Prior to that we ALL shared an office!) Diana shares my faith (and is even a member of my church). As soon as I saw these word scarves on Pinterest, I knew I had to make one (well...two!) for Diana.
- Select Scripture passage, quote, lyric, or poem.
- Gather scarf and fabric pen/s. (I used Elmer's brand that writes on "anything" including fabric).
- Start writing. Note: This will take awhile! My fabric pin kept catching on the weave.
- Let the paint dry. Note: Some crafters choose to go over this with a paint brush for a more distinct look. I didn't do this.
- Heat set the paint. I tried using an iron, but I wasn't sure it was helping. So I threw the scarves into the dryer for about 5 minutes.
I decided to make one with a collection of "one another" passages. Something like 60 times in the New Testament, the church is told how to treat each other: "love one another"; "bear one another's burdens"; "forgive one another"; "be kind one to another"; etc. This one was a narrower red scarf. I wrote most of the words in black. I left a space (which just happened to be exactly the width of the $5 bill that was on the counter!) for the "one another"s which I added with a white pen.
Heather was happy to model for me!
I debated on what to put on this one. I thought about songs (old hymns as well as KLOVE currents were considered); the Serenity Prayer; and scripture passages. I decided on Psalm 91. "He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the almighty". Even though I usually read the NIV or Message versions, I decided to go with the New King James Version.
This scarf is off white and the text is written in blue. I had room at the end, so I added the benediction blessing from Numbers. ("The LORD bless and keep you...")
This picture is the scarf spread out of the living room sofa.