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Friday, 28 March 2014

A Touch of Hymn

One of the many things that I enjoy doing
 is transforming an object from one state to another.
Kinda like when God gets a hold of us (or we let Him!)
We are transformed from glory to glory. 
 I guess it's in the genes!
So when I'm "thrifting",
 I'm always looking at something to see if there is a use or a potential for use.
When I saw this "candle box", I saw potential.
I just needed some paint, some modge podge, and some pages from an old hymnal.
(I get my Modge Podge from Michaels)
I painted the box black.
 I like to have pieces of black in my home
 because it stands out and also helps to show up everything else.
I  purchased some old hymn books last summer for 25 cents each.
You can read that post here.
I ripped a few pages out and pre-arranged how I was going to display them.
I applied a coat of modge podge first and then put the first sheet down. I covered that with modge podge and applied the next sheet and so on and then gave the finished look  a few more coats.
This is what I put in the box and it doesn't look too bad.
But it's a candle box right?
And how pretty would the words of the hymn look
with the glow of candle light!
Still have the fake snow in the jar. Looks good with the black.
I chose the words to this hymn to remind me
 of the price that was paid for my salvation.
A little touch of purple for spring?

It doesn't take much time or money to create a unique piece.
Once I start I want to keep going. So I did.
But that is for another day to share.
Have a wonderful weekend!
To see the list of parties that I will be sharing at, click here.


  1. You are so creative! You've got a gift, dear friend. :)

  2. I love this, what a great idea. I love the candle illuminating the words of the hymn. And thank you for your visit to my blog!

  3. You brought new life to the candle box. Great idea.
    Mary Alice

    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by!
      Blessings, Diane

  4. Oh, Diane, I love this! I love old hymn and old sheet music- what a beautiful way to repurpose the candle box! I'm so glad you shared this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- PINNED! :)

  5. Diane...this is so lovely and thoughtful as well.

    Thank you so much for sharing your candlebox with us at Project Inspired!

  6. I'm going to try to use Bible pages from a very tattered Bible to cover a piece of furniture soon...your Candle Box project is good inspiration. :) Thanks for sharing at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday.


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