4 ways to bring customized scripture art into your home

As we are settling into our new home, I am trying to be more intentional about displaying scripture. Scripture is powerful, and when we display it in our homes, it reminds us of Truth, and it can also serve as a conversation starter with our children and with guests.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.Deuteronomy 6: 5-9.

I usually have trouble finding scripture art that fits my aesthetic and my budget, so I have taken to creating my own. Below are my four favorite ways to create customized scripture art!

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1) Print it

Our family’s mission statement and core values
Frame unavailable; similar

One of the easiest and most cost effective ways to create scripture art is to create it in a Google doc and print it at a local print shop. You don’t have to have neat handwriting or “artistic skills” — you just have to pick a verse and a font you like! When our first son was born, my husband and I sat down and created a family mission statement and set of core values, each backed up by a scripture verse. We settled on twelve core values, so each month we have a different core value that we focus on an talk about. We printed it, and it’s a wonderful visual reminder of how we want to live our lives and why.

2) Paint it

If you feel more confident with your artistic skills, you can paint customized scripture art!  Using paint paints and some spray paint, I made the above wooden name plaque for my little niece. Her name means “light,” so I chose a verse that talks about how we as Christ followers are the light of the world.

3) Commission it

Hand lettered quote from Etsy ($35) / Frame ($30)

Another easy option is to commission customized scripture art!  I recently contacted Heather from Heather Suzanne Designs and asked her to hand-letter the above quote for me. She was very easy to work with, and she did a gorgeous job!  The quote is not scripture, of course — it is from St. Augustine’s Confessions — but it based on the biblical truth that in God alone will we find true rest and satisfaction. “My souls finds rest in God alone.” Psalm 62:1. We hung this in our entryway, and my prayer is that it will be a conversation piece for guests.

4) The Humble Note Card

Lastly, the humble note card. I think it’s easy to overlook the humble note card — it generally does not look “styled,” and its small size does not necessarily lend itself to being a “conversation piece” that attracts attention. However, scripture is powerful regardless of whether it’s hastily written on a scrap of paper or engraved on a gold brick, and sometimes we just need to have a small written reminder to keep on eyes on God.

When we closed on our home last July, I taped the above verse from Luke to my new kitchen, intending it to serve as a place holder until I created something more “stylish.” However, I think this verse is actually better suited for a humble note card. The verse is a reminder for me to choose relationships over having a perfect home. In a similar vein, I think having scripture–period– in one’s home is more important than stressing about having the perfect piece of scripture art.

Do you have a favorite form of scripture art? Let me know in the comments below!

I hope you enjoyed this post! As always, thank you so much for reading!

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