Today I am sharing a project I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’m going to show you how to carve a bible verse into furniture. My friend did it a few years back on a project and I have been in love with the idea ever since! If I would have know how easy it was I would have done it much sooner!
The stool I used today got a makeover a few months back for this same group and I use it EVERY DAY as my desk chair. I decided to carve 2 Chronicles 15:7 into this stool so I would have a constant source of encouragement when I sit down to work each day.
But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded. 2 Chronicles 15:7
Maybe you could use a daily dose of encouragement too? If so, seek out an applicable scripture and carve it into your desk chair or maybe a picture frame. Now every time I sit I will remember to stay strong and work hard! Here are the steps to achieve the look.
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Dremel with carving tool accessory (I used part number 194 that came with my Dremel Kit)
chalk or trace paper
Words or scripture address printed in the correct size
- Type and print the scripture or verbage you would like to carve. Be selective and think about how intricate your carving will be when selecting fonts.
- If you are using chalk (instead of trace paper) rub the back side of your printed words. Be sure to center your words on whatever you are carving into. Trace the words with enough pressure to make the chalk rub onto the furniture.
- Using your Dremel with a carving tool attachment gently trace over your words. You might want to practice on some scrap wood until you get the feel of carving. You will hold the Dremel like a pen. Many of the areas will take multiple passes using various amounts of pressure to get the lettering just right.
- You could paint or stain the freshly carved words. I left mine alone because I liked the contrast in the wood.
- Be encouraged every day
Don’t forget to pin this project for later! Thanks friends!
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