The world’s been getting a little crazy lately, and I think it’s so important to remember that we are still one nation under God. Because this message is so important, I wanted to make a reminder to hang in my home. Every time I flick on the news and see something scary, I will look over to my one nation under God sign and remember who is still in control. So, today I will be showing you how to make this cute and easy one nation under God frame.
A few things before we get started. The frame that I’m using came from Walmart. I found it in with the craft supplies. I am not sure what size it is… I just picked the size that I liked and went with it. The One nation under God Words were printed on a piece of printer paper. I think coffee dyeing them rather than staining them like I did in this video would turn out a little bit better. Just my opinion. Also, if you have a cricket, you could print the words out on that, too!
- White wood frame
- One nation under God words
- Wood cross – Dollar Tree
- Red paint
- Mod podge
- Paint brushes
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Cute, seasonal scrap book paper or napkins
- Antique wax if you prefer the rustic look
Step 1: First, paint every other line on the frame red. Remember, the American flag always starts with the top line red. Allow the paint to dry. If you love the rough, rustic look, you could take some sandpaper over the frame once the red paint is dry.
Step 2: Next, take the cross and trace it out onto the back of your scrapbook paper. Paint the cross with mod podge and lay the scrap book paper down. Run your hands over it to smooth out any bumps. Allow to dry and then take some sandpaper around the edges for a more polished look.
If you don’t have scrapbook paper, a napkin would work here too. If you are doing the napkin, I would paint the cross with mod podge and lay the napkin over it. Once it is dry then you can take sandpaper around the edges.
Step 3: Tear the edges all around your one nation under God words. Mod Podge the back of your paper and apply it where you want it on your frame. Make sure the Mod Podge is nice and dry, and then run some sandpaper over your project. This will just make the paper look like it’s more part of the wood
Step 4: If you are looking for that chippy wood look this step is for you. Dip a chippy brush into some antique wax, then brush some off and apply it over your entire project, including the paper words and cross.
Step 5: Finally, the very last step is to hot glue the cross in place.
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If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube