“He Is Risen” Birds & Banner

Well, the love birds almost didn’t make it after Valentine’s…

001 He Is Risen bird banner

…But about two seconds after I tossed them in a yard sale box, I had an idea, so I fished them back out…

003 He Is Risen bird banner

I coated them with gloss white spray paint.

004 He is risen banner and birds

But I wasn’t feeling it, so I changed my mind (of course!) and painted them a pale muted aqua.

006 He is risen banner and birds

Then I made a banner using mini letter stamps and a piece of white satin ribbon.

007 He is risen banner and birds

The same blue paint I’d used on the birds did not show up very well on the banner…

008 He is risen banner and birds

So I went over the words again with ink. [I wish I had a softer color for this, but alas…]

009 He is risen banner and birds

Then I attached the ribbon banner to the birds’ beaks with just a dab of tacky glue.

010 He is risen banner and birds

And before I could say bob’s your uncle, the love birds were proclaiming one of my absolute favorite truths, one that we will be celebrating this Easter: He is risen!

011 He is risen banner and birds


After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you” (Matthew 28:1-7).


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