Today comes with mixed emotions, I thought my divorce would be finalized today. I waited to launch my blog on this date not only because I’ve been praying for today but because I'm starting a new journey, taking a leap of faith. The past few months have been rough, but God is amazing and never left my side. I started trying new things - picked up a power tool I had no clue how to use! Now I'm in love with woodworking. My first project was a Prayer Board. It was perfect because of what I was going through and it was an easy first project.
DIY Prayer Board -
- pallet; tools to take apart pallet (hammer, etc)
- 1-1/4in screws
-stain (I used Minwax Dark Walnut)
-white paint pen
-clips to hold the prayers
-flat head screwdriver
-saw (I used a Ryobi circular saw I borrowed from my neighbor, but a jigsaw or hand saw would work)
I used an old pallet I found in the garage. It was my first time taking apart the pallet, so this step took the longest! I took all the boards off the top (each was 39 inches long) and laid them side by side. A few of them were not in good shape or broke while I was taking the pallet apart, so I used some from the back of the pallet as well. I used 7 boards for the front of the prayer board.
Next, I took three additional boards from the pallet and laid them behind and perpendicular to the 7 pieces of original board - one on each edge and one in the middle. I used the circular saw to cut the wood to height (26 inches). I flipped everything over so the 7 boards would be on top of the three support boards. I then used the 1-1/4in screws and screwed the boards to the supports. 1-2 on each piece of wood on each edge and one in the middle.
I stained the top 5 boards, and sprayed chalkboard paint on the bottom two. Once it dried, I attached the mason jar to the bottom right corner of the prayer board. I found this DIY blog on Pinterest: she tells you how to attach the mason jar to wood - http://diyjoy.com/mason-jar-crafts-diy-organization
After attaching the mason jar, I printed the words "prayers" and "verse" on the prayer board. I used a ballpoint pen to trace it on the wood, and then used the white paint pen to paint over it.
I used hot glue to secure the clothes hanger clips onto the prayer board. I bought the clothes hanger clips at Michaels; they had a variety of clips to choose from!
Finally, I prayed over the board. I started writing prayers on pieces of cardstock and clipping them to the board. My son even wrote a prayer and clipped it on. Once we felt our prayers were answered, we put the prayers we'd jotted down in the mason jar to remember how great and powerful God is!
I'd love to see your prayer board! Post it to my Facebook, tag me on Instagram, or tweet me!
Kristi Q Le
Hi! I'm Kristi. I'm starting a new chapter...more like book...of my life. I'm a mama of 2. Going to take adventures and try new things! YOLO, but in a Godly way!