A Crafter’s Walk Through Proverbs 31: Woman of Worth
I love Proverbs 31! It is a favorite passage to camp out in and it feels like a place where there are mountains of treasures waiting to be discovered. Each time I study these words, new treasures are revealed and I am challenged anew to be a woman of worth.
God brought the idea to my mind to read through these verses with the view of creating craft projects that would be a response to some part of each verse or series of verses.
So a journey begins of creatively walking through Proverbs 31 – adorning our home and lives with the beauty of its treasures. Won’t you embrace the creativity God has given us and join me?
Proverbs 31:10, “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
When I reflected on this verse, the main theme I came away with was wanting to be the kind of woman whose value surpasses jewels and who is described as good, virtuous and noble.
This is the project God inspired me to create after reading this:
* Picture Frame
* One piece of patterned scrapbook paper
* One piece of velum paper
* Sewing Machine
* Coordinating Thread
* Coordinating Ribbon
* Typewriter Stickers
* Scissors: plain and decorative
* Double Stick Tape
* Tacky Glue or comparable
* Spray paint, if desired
* Brown Marker
* Paper Towel
* Sand Paper
To create this project – follow these steps:
Spray paint frame, if desired and let dry. Sand, as desired, to distress.
Cut a piece from the patterned paper to fit inside the frame.
Cut the velum slightly smaller (to your liking) with decorative edged scissors.
Stitch velum to patterned paper. Tie ends of thread before trimming.
Glue a small length of ribbon to top right corner of stitches. Slide under velum if desired. Clip ribbon in place with a clothespin until dry.
Cut prayer out and round corners. Affix to velum with double stick tape. (Note: You'll have to print this out on a color printer.)
Remove back of frame and insert artwork. Replace back.
Now, place this where you will see it often – mine is on my kitchen windowsill where I can see it when I’m at my sink. When you do see it, purpose in your heart to pray, “Lord, Shape my heart and life to be worth more than precious jewels. Make me a woman of worth. Amen.”
Option: If you prefer not to frame the artwork, you could have it laminated, add an adhesive magnet and hang it on your refrigerator!