#ThouShaltCraft Celebrating Shakespeare with my favourite quotes

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I love an excuse to craft and create, so when Viking Stationery asked me to create something with their stationery supplies I needed no excuse.  It also gave me time to do it instead of housework!  This year it’s 400 years since the death of Shakespeare, and his work is ever popular.  I asked over on my Facebook page for everyone’s favourite quotes and I wasn’t disappointed – thank you to everyone who had suggestions.  I made a little vlog of me opening my craft box:

I decided against decoupage in the end, and I made a simple arrangement of quotes using the fine point sharpie and the gold metallic paint pen.  I put it in a frame, I really like the effect and I enjoyed playing around with writing styles before I made the final print.  I used the parchment paper to write my quotes on.

Shakespearean themed craft using stationery supplies!

I couldn’t resist having a go with the beautiful golden quill, it turns out there’s a reason we don’t use them anymore, it’s really difficult to get the right amount of ink on it, it took me three goes to get the effect I wanted without splodges!  I managed it though, and it produced a really authentic shakespearean look.  I used the gold pen again to colour in the mini canvas, then  I wrote the quote out on paper and stuck it on the canvas.  I love it!

Shakespearean themed craft using stationery supplies!

Shakespearean themed craft using stationery supplies! With shakespeare quotes

These are the quotes I used plus a couple more of my favourites.  It’s amazing how much his work still lives on and has become embedded in our language and society.



This above all: to thine own self be true — Hamlet

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to done –All’s well that ends well

The fool doth think he is wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool — As you like it

The course of true love never did run smooth — A midsummer night’s dream

I wasted time, and now time doth waste me — Richard II

And though she be but little, she is fierce — A midsummer night’s dream

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo — Romeo and Juliet

If music be the food of love, play on — Twelfth Night

We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our life is rounded with sleep — The Tempest

All that glisters is not Gold — The Merchant of Venice

Out, out brief Candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more — Macbeth

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them — Twelfth Night

What are your favourite Shakespeare quotes?


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  • Reply zsonu

    thanks. I appreciate being included

    January 18, 2017 at 9:49 am
  • Reply YudiH

    Beautiful frame of Shakespeare quotes, I love the golden letters. My favourite quote from your list is “This above all: to thine own self be true”. This quote has a deep meaning of self-love : Above all be true to yourself, which for me is about loving yourself and accepting yourself unconditionally.

    May 11, 2017 at 10:07 pm
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