When I took down the Valentine Mantel decor I found my mantel bare again. For me, it's too early for St. Patrick's Day and Easter/Spring decor so this desire came over me to add some Lenten decor items to my mantel to remind our family of what this season is all about. Being catholic my entire life I've participated in many lenten seasons but for some reason, this year I find the enthusiasm to do more, participate more and express more. For me, Lent is a season of reflection, fasting, praying and bringing ourselves closer to God.
I created this Lenten Burlap Banner the same way I created the Be Mine Valentine banner last month. I cut rectangles of burlap, added a lighter color fabric and individual letters to spell out the special words for Lent including Pray, Repent, Share, Forgive and Love. I hand-painted the black crosses onto smaller squares of burlap. To string everything together I used purple/white twine and added touches of purple ribbon to the banner.
I think the chalkboard is one of my favorites in the whole grouping. I found this Psalm 51 Verse 10 very fitting for the ensemble.
Sharing with some of these linking parties this week!