Tuesday, June 21

It Is Well {DIY Hymn Art}

I love a good, old hymn. They have a knack for bringing peace and reassurance, even to the roughest days. And I'll tell you, some days around here feel pretty rough. But those days tend to bring me back to one of my favorites.

When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

As I'm unpacking the new house and staring at these blank walls, I've been thinking it would be nice to get a few of these favorite verses up there. And this seems like a good place to start.

Here's all you need to make your own:
  • Wood - I used a piece about 12" long x 7" high
  • Paint - I used acrylic for the black and leftover white house paint for the white. Whatevs.
  • Printable Template - scroll down to the bottom and I have a few verses you can choose from!
Start by printing out your template of choice. Flip it over and use a pencil to color over the back of all the words.

Turn it right-side up and center the design on your board. Use a pent to trace around the edges of the letters. This will transfer the pencil lines to your board.

Paint inside the lines.

You can call it a day right there.

Or use a rag to rub some stain into the board.

If you're feeling fancy you can add a little more flair like this one I found on pinterest. I love it so much. I wish I had used a bigger board so I could add something like it!


I went ahead and made templates of a few of my favorite hymns to get you started. I think I might make a larger version of one for our dining room... but first I have to decide which one! Anyway, just click on the template you like and it will take you to a pdf you can print out.

It is Well with My Soul


Amazing Grace


Great is Ty Faithfulness (plus a longer version)


I made these two as Mother's Day gifts for a couple of my favorite ladies, and bundled them with a beautiful Psalm Coloring Book.

It is well, peeps.

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