Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Purpose of Relief Society Analogy - January 2017 Visiting Teaching Message

Hello and welcome to my blog! A few years ago I made a handout to go with the Visiting Teaching message - The Purpose of Relief Society. The focus of the message that particular month, I felt, was focussing on the part we play as individuals in this society. This years January visiting teaching message was similar so I made this again. The first tag reads: "Chocolate chip in and do your part Cookies". I attached this to a jar of ingredients that is the start of chocolate chip cookies. 

 So here is the analogy - what is in the jar is not quite chocolate chip cookies - we need to add ingredients and do a little work before we can enjoy the fruits, or in this case, the cookies. Here is the poem/message to teach the analogy:

Here is what you need to make the Chocolate Chip Cookies in a jar:

Here are the instructions to attach to the jar:
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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wood Burn Garden Signs

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I made these signs for a Christmas gift. My Auntie loves to garden. I saw the saying "Trespassers will be composted" and knew my aunt had to have that in her garden.
I found some scrap wood. I didn't cut anything as my scraps determined the size of the signs. I glued two pieces of wood together with wood glue. Then secured the two pieces to a longer piece of wood with a couple screws. 

I designed the letters on a publishing program and printed them on a piece of paper. I transferred the lettering using the pencil transfer method (or you can use transfer/carbon paper. 

The fonts I used :"Color Me Purple"
 and "Roscrift Clean". 

After transferring the letters on the wood with the pencil transfer method, I wood burned the letters using my wood burner I purchased from Michael's. I found the chisel tip to be the best tip to use but I suggest you take a scrap piece of wood and practice on it to see what tip you feel works best for the sign you are making. 

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Wood You Be My Valentine Gift Bag

 Welcome to my blog! Here is a quick gift bag that you can put together to put some chocolates or other Valentine goodies in. I always have a difficult time with Valentine ideas for my husband. I found this adorable idea HERE (seriously cute - go check it out). With Valentine's day being tomorrow I needed to make due with what I had - so I dug into my wrapping paper collection to make this gift bag. You can make any size you want. My bag has a 4"x4" base and is 12 inches high. I used the bottom of an already made box and ripped the top off. Find out how to make the rest of it by going to the tutorial here. This bag takes less 
than 5 minutes to make. 

I made a wood look tag and adhered it to the bag. The inspiration for this bag was from a blog called Constantly Stamping. She used a real wood disc for the tag- please check it out HERE

I am all for quick and easy gifts these days that still have a good impact and this is one of those ideas. Thanks for stopping by!