Bible Journaling for Boys

For months our oldest son has witnessed me painting, drawing, coloring, sticker-ing (is that a word?), and taping in my  bible. And now here recently he has been wanting to journal alongside me in his own bible.

We started with a DIY art journal to do mixed media pieces in, but he was too tempted to do everything but scripture related art in it. I did some digging, and some recollecting of where another bible might be in our garage since I did not want him journaling in his everyday Adventure Bible and remembered I had one still in a moving box in the garage.

I grabbed the bible, some supplies, and my own bible and we sat down together to journal. I honestly didn’t know how it would go. Would he get bored? Would he change his mind? Would he eat it up, just like his momma?

He loved it!

We had sat down last week and I showed him Illustrated Faith’s new Print & Pray Kid’s Devotional, which I thought was so cute. But, that was the problem. It was too cute for my boy. He wanted BOY stuff to use in his journaling entries.

I got on good ol’ Pinterest to find something and there just isn’t any. So I made some and they are big-boy approved!









If you are a mom parent of boys that are interested in the mixed media approach or the print, color, paste approach then I hope you and your kids enjoy using these as well. They were fun to doodle and I can’t wait to see what my kiddo does with them in his bible. Look out for photos on my Instagram @caseyreneeblog.

Do you bible journal with your children? What are their favorite ways to illustrate the things they are learning?

Grace, peace, and hugs!




Custom State Love String Art Gift

I recently got to craft a gift that a friend ordered from me. Their neighbors moved away and she wanted to create this piece for their daughters since they were so close with her two daughters.

After sharing some of my hand-lettered decor that I made for our new home like this…


And some more art like this…


As well as the string art I made for our house.


She asked if I would be interested in combining the two arts on a piece of wood that we can then mod podge a photo of all 5 girls together to.

Of course!

I sanded and stained a piece of wood and then applied a light coat of polyurethane to add an even sheen to it since we would be using mod podge later.

Then, I roughed my layout of the the lettering, states, and photo. It was a lot to put on a 12″x14″ piece of wood!


Once that was all figured out I completed the lettering with a paint pen and then began the nail art.


Once that was all finished we decided to add a loop to connect the hearts.

Here it is! (Not with the final photo though)


I hope this family enjoys this gift as much as I enjoyed turning my friend’s idea into a piece of art.

Do you have any string art hanging in your home? Leave me a comment!