My daughter has recently moved home and I wanted to make her something special for her room. On her mission trip to Swaziland, Africa last summer, she came across a beautiful Bible verse about the importance of inner beauty in God’s sight. I thought this would be perfect for a mirror to remind her what’s most important every time she looks into it.
The photograph in the picture to the left was taken in Swaziland when my daughter and her group found the verse, 1 Peter 3:3-4, taped to a wall. She immediately fell in love with the words and felt she was led to them.
To decide on the layout for the mirror, I printed out the verse in the font and size I wanted. After separating the words, I laid them out on the mirror to figure out how they would fit best.
There are a couple of options for the next step. I have a Silhouette Cutting Machine, so I cut out my letters on it to make a stencil. I have also seen many tutorials where the letters are cut out from your printed copy and placed where you want them. They can then be traced and painted onto the mirror.
I applied several layers of paint. When I peeled off the stencil, my perfectionism was devastated the letters were not perfect. Now, I really like it that way. I think it adds to the vintage look of the mirror.
Your beauty should not come from outward
adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the
wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
Rather, it should be that of your inner self,
the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which is of great worth in God’s sight.
~1 Peter 3:3-4
Update: This is now happily residing in my war room. The college my daughter will soon be heading to is far away, so she decided to leave it at my house for safekeeping. Check out where it now hangs in Creating a War Room for Body and Soul.
Such a thoughtful and powerful gift Candace!
Thanks Gee! I hope she will use it for many years to come.
WOW! just WOW! I have no words…the only thing I can say is that I know your daughter will treasure this gift for the rest of her life and it will become an heirloom that she will pass on to the next generation of young women in her family. This is truly special and inspired. You are a very gifted artist.
Gisela, you are the sweetest! Thank you for your kind words. I’m happy to say she loved it!
How could she not!? : ) I WANT ONE! You should seriously think about making a few more and putting them up for sale here at your site. I don’t have a daughter, but I do have nieces who would really love it… and of course one for me too : )
I am considering it! Thanks for the encouragement! I would have to find a faster process though. That one took me MANY hours… I’ll let you know if I decide to make some. My daughter and I are thinking of starting an Etsy shop :).
Candace absolutely beautiful and thoughtful! A must share 🙂
Thanks Mari! Feel free to share, my friend. It would be so wonderful for all little girls to see this verse in the morning :).
Thanks Camii! My very picky daughter loved it too!
Absolutely gorgeous! Pinning….hmmmmmm, this is one of those times when I wish I also had daughters! I guess I’ll have to wait and make this in a decade or so for a future daughter-in-law!Love it!
Thanks for the pin and your sweet words Chris! You will have girls in your life someday, daughters-in-law and possibly granddaughters too. You will even get to have them without having to deal with the teen years in your house :)!
Love this! I might try to recreate for my 12 year old’s room. Where did you get the mirror?
Hi Jennifer! I got the mirror at Hobby Lobby. Make sure to get a coupon from their website. It was normally $60 but I had a 40% off coupon and got it for $35. They also put their mirrors on sale a lot. They have a pretty good selection, but I fell in love with that one.
Consie @ Atop Serenity Hill
What a lovely idea!! And something girls need to know! Thanks for sharing it.
Thank you Consie! I wish every little girl could grow up knowing this verse :).
That turned out beautiful! And I love the truth of that verse!
Thanks Rachel! I love the verse also and I think it has even more meaning the way she was led to it.
I absolutely LOVE this! Not only is it pretty, but the verse sends a powerful message. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks for your sweet comment Ritchil! It is certainly a “powerful message”! I wish I would have made it for her many years ago.
This is amazing, Candace! I can’t think of a more perfect gift. I’m certain your daughter will treasure this “treasure” for the rest of her life.
I hope it will be passed down for many generations. Thank you June!
Great idea! Such a lovely verse to put on a mirror, so she will always be reminded of her inner beauty.
Thanks Sonya! I hope the verse will stay with her always.
I pinned the lead picture to my “Advice” board. :O)
Wow…it already has a repin!
Thanks for the pin, LuAnn! So glad it is already well received :). What a great idea to pin it to an “advice” board. I will have to add it to my “Words I Love” board. I just found you on Pinterest and connected with you there as well :)!