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.