Monday, March 26, 2012

Wall Art: Tutorial

A month or so ago I came across a great resource in my Bible outlining prayers for your children using Scripture references as a guide. While I pray for my kids throughout the day, I wanted to be more intentional about praying the Word over them. Psalm 91 is such an amazing place to find comfort for your children, especially if your a mom like me who's constantly concerned for their future health and welfare (what mom isn't, I know, but I think about it a lot). 


This Psalm is so on point with where my heart is for my kids that I wanted to display it in their room, in hopes that after saying it over them enough times I would begin to memorize it and they in turn would learn to pray it with me. If the Words are a comfort to you as well and you'd like to hang them in your child's room, here's an easy-peasy tutorial on how to do it (it's pretty fool-proof). This is exactly how I made mine but you could play around with spacing and colors depending on your taste/preference:


  1. Go to BibleGateway.com and search for Psalm 91 (I used the New King James translation). Copy and paste the text into a Word document, or if you're a Mac user like me, a Pages document.
  2. Remove all the line numbers and fix the layout to your liking. I started by centering the text, stretching it to about 1 inch from the edge either side, and spacing it exactly as it is in the Bible. However I ran out of room on the page and used single spacing/no line breaks instead. I also added the "psalm 91" heading.
  3. Change the font to Century Gothic, size 16. For the heading use size 72.
  4. The colors I used were chartreuse green, golden yellow, tangerine orange and two shades of turquoise blue to match the colors in my nursery. I used them to highlight parts of the text that especially spoke to me. You can obviously change this up to your own taste.
  5. I printed mine on soft gloss photo paper because it really makes the color pop (regular paper tends to dull them down). If you don't want to use regular paper, but don't have 8x10 photo paper on hand, you can always print it somewhere like Target or Walgreens.
And if you'd rather just save time and have me send you a PDF of the one I already made, that's ok too. Just leave a comment with your email address, or message me directly at apple.myers@gmail.com.

1 comment:

  1. I would love a copy! It's perfect the way it is! aglide07@gmail.com

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