Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Valentine Burlap Bunting & Sunday School Craft

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so today I thought I would finish the Valentine Burlap Bunting that I have been wanting to make.  During the fall I made our Thankful Bunting, during Christmas I made our Joy Banner, each banner/bunting having one word that represented a concept for our family to learn about and focus on during the season.

For Valentine's Week what better word than LOVE!

Love is mentioned throughout the Bible, a quick Google search will give you a multitude of wonderful verses about Love.

When asked what the greatest commandment was -

Jesus replied: " Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself.  All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments."  Matthew 22:37-40 (NIV)

I also think the following verse really explains how we are to love, and what love is. I shared this verse in my 17th Anniversary Post this year, and I have also chosen this verse for my Valentine Sunday School lesson this year.

Love is patient, love is kind, It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Such a rich verse, full of guidance!

For our Sunday School craft, I have printed out the 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 verse, using a playful font, and rotating between pinks and reds, then glued it on a large heart cut from 12 by 12 pink cardstock.  I will also bring red hearts for this craft.  We will have fun embellishing it with red and pink glitter.  Here's how it turned out.

Of course we will also have to have a fun Valentine snack, I am hoping to make giant heart frosted sugar cookies.

I hope everyone is having a nice week!

P.S. There is still time to enter My Jane Austen Giveaway - giveaway ends Sunday February 12th at midnight :)


  1. I love to pop in and out from your blog! Your one word themed bunting is a brilliant idea. I love your creativity too! Thank you for all the love you share with us.

  2. Your banner is so sweet and that is one of my favorite verses. Hope the kids enjoy it!

  3. What a wonderful craft. I love it.

  4. That is a wonderful Bible verse. It should be read at every wedding service.Especially since the trend is for the "it's all about me" brides. Your banner is so cute. Can I be in your Sunday school class? We used to have harried housewives for teachers and even as a little kid you could tell their hearts weren't in it. What a difference a loving attitude toward their work and students would have made!

  5. Oooh that bunting looks gorgeous! I love it!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  6. I love that verse and go to it often. Thanks so much for giving it to me today.

    Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

  7. Soooo cute~ Just started following, come see us soon.

  8. me ideas for our Sunday School class....Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  9. Thanks everyone for all of your kind comments. :)

    Jane~ Thank you, I love being a Sunday school teacher, and have always felt it is so important to be a happy and positive teacher.

  10. Jane,
    That one is the cutest bunting ever. Thank you for sharing it on the Country Homemaker.


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