Homemade Gift in 5 Minutes

The following is a post from contributing writer Lana (like banana).

Have you ever needed a gift in 5 minutes for a children’s birthday party or baby shower?  This homemade gift takes about 5 minutes and goes great with a game or a pack of diapers.  It would even make the cutest name-tag!

Liam name with scriptures

We make this craft all the time!  It is so special and when the child learns to read, hopefully he or she will at least be encouraged by their name grounded in the Word of God.  My children have learned entire scriptures just by looking at the framed name daily.

Supplies Needed

  • Empty Frame (Make sure to clean the glass with vinegar or glass cleaner.)
  • A Word Program (Or write it by freehand)
  • Printer
  • Cardstock or Pretty Paper
  • Scissors
  • Scriptures

Instructions

  1. Type the name vertically in a Word Program.
  2. Using the list below (or find your own favorite scriptures), cut (CTRL C) and paste (CTRL V) according to the corresponding letter in the name.
  3. Print out the name.
  4. Put the name in a frame.
  5. Wrap the frame in tissue paper.
  6.  Place it in a gift bag.
  7. Rush to the party.

I took the most popular names of 2012 and did them for you.  Liam and Emma are the most popular names according to Babycenter.com.

LIAM 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
(Matthew 22:37)
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(I Thessalonians 5:18)

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.
(Psalm 42:1)

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

EMMA

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
(2 Corinthians 12:9)

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  (Psalm 42:1)

Alphabetical Scripture List

A

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  (Psalm 42:1)

B

Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him (Revelation 1:7)

C

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. (James 1:2)

D

Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? (Matthew 6:25)

E

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. (James 1:17)

F

Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)

G

Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38)

H

His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

I

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. (I Thessalonians 5:18)

J

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)

K

Know that I am God; (Psalm 46:10)

L

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  (Matthew 22:37)

M

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

N

“Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,” says the Lord Almighty. (Zechariah 4:6)

O

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. (Psalms 119:18)

P

Pray without ceasing. (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

Q

Better is an handful with Quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 4:6)

R

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! (Philippians 4:4)

S

Sorrow may last for the night, but JOY comes in the morning. (Psalm 30:5)

T

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12)

U

Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly. (Proverbs 16:22)

V

Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. (John 3:3)

W

With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. (Matthew 19:26)

X

EXalted be God, the Rock, my Savior! (2 Samuel 22:47)

Y

Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. (Psalm 36:5)

Z

Zeal for your house will consume me. (John 2:17)

All scriptures are from BibleGateway.com.

Other ideas:

  • Decorate the frame with buttons or spray paint it to match the room of the child.
  • Make one using the Family’s Name.
  • Have your child make a faux stain glass border.

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About Lana

Lana writes at iLoveMy5Kids about LOVING:  Jesus, kids, gardening, food, DIY projects, travel, chickens, homeschooling, and just life!  She hangs out on Facebook  and Twitter - she would love to connect with you there!

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Comments

  1. Wonderful idea! Thanks….

  2. what a great idea!

  3. Hi Lana,
    Thank you so much for this post. I just did a set using my children’s names and I love it. I did it on the computer and used a light variation photo of each child as the background, can’t wait to get them printed and framed.

  4. This is such a great idea and I love the Bible Verses!
    Thank-you for the inspiration!
    Lisa H.
    lisastuf.blogspot.com

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