Peace Be With You

November 29, 2010

Greetings friends, happy Monday!  So much preparation for the holidays going on this week, ’tis the season for crafting too!   I like to add a few items to our holiday decor every year, both store bought and handmade.  Over the weekend, I made two of these ‘Peace’ dove ornaments.

peace dove ornament


Here’s the simple way I created it:

I found a dove illustration on the internet, then snagged the image and copied it on plywood, cutting it out with my jig saw.  You can make anything with a jig saw and some leftover plywood!  Letters, shapes, any kind of image you like!   If you don’t have a jig saw, consider it for a gift from Santa to you!  You’ll love what it can do.

jig saw cut dove


Once cut, I sanded the edges, then filled in those rough edges with wood filler.  I spray primed it gray.  With my Silhouette, I designed the text and cut out some white vinyl letters. 

peace letters


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OK, back to the bird.  

Once I attached the word with vinyl, I gave it two coats of white paint. 

spray primed gray


I attached a screw eye and some charming trim, easy peasy!

peace dove on tree

  So sweet, I love it!  

Like I said, I made two of them. 

I plan to keep one, but I’m giving the other one away!  

Would you like to have it? 

If so, simply leave a comment before the end of the day on Thursday.  I’ll pick one winner at random.  My dove is not absolutely perfect, but that’s the beauty of handmade, right?  I’m happy to mail one to the winner just in time to hang on your tree! 

  swirl snip

The Holiday Home link parties start tomorrow, all holidays welcome, hope you’ll join us!


See you then!



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108 Responses to “Peace Be With You”

  1. Charlotte says:

    So pretty!

  2. Melanie G says:

    Love it!!

  3. Teresa says:

    You are just overflowing with creative ideas!

  4. Heather says:

    In a word…LOVELY! Plus, who couldn’t use a little Peace in their lives right now?! Loving your website too!

  5. Tia says:

    What a cute idea!

  6. Sarah W says:

    I LOVE these! :) I already finished our Christmas shopping this year, but these would make wonderful gift tags for a personalized touch!

  7. Jennifer says:

    LOVE! One is delightful. A whole flock in white on a tree with white lights and silver accents would be stunning as well! You could even personalize with each family member’s name and watch it grow over the years. I bet folks would enjoy finding where theirs is on the tree as they await Christmas dinner. Thanks again for yet another inspiring post!

  8. April says:

    It would look BEAUTIFUL on our tree!!! :)

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