Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Summer Table Decorations for Relief Society

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I currently hold the calling of serving on the Relief Society Board.  The Relief Society is our churches women's organization and its purpose is to build faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and help those in need.  If you want to find out more you can check out this link at Mormon .org  or check out the book Daughters in my Kingdom available to read online.

The board is responsible to plan activities to help us accomplish those goals stated above.  Our activity was "Make your Summer a Flip Not a Flop."  We had some great dutch oven chicken and potatoes, and then had mini classes.  One was how to cook the dinner and dessert in the dutch ovens, how to step up your Family Home Evening (more info about Family Home Evening here), and "Stay"cation ideas.  It was a lot of fun.  My assignment was to make these summer word blocks for the decorations.

We have this place by our house where you can get free wood, full pallets and a whole bunch of other wood.  I received the wood already cut and paint and vinyl and was asked to make something fun.  Well free wood is definitely not the best quality of wood so I sanded the edges, got my cute kids together and painted the blocks.  Then I used mod podge to attach paper to the wood.  (I ran out of mod podge and was short on time so I searched Pinterest and made my own with 2:1 ratio of Elmer's glue to water and I was not super impressed but it did glue the paper on.)

Then I used my Silhouette to cut out the words, a lot of Flip-Flops since our theme was Flip not Flop.

Then I used transfer paper to attach the vinyl and tied it off with Raffia.  They were given as prizes to some of the women at our activity.  I also had the assignment of putting together one handout which was some nail polish with a cute poem (not mine to share) about embellishing our summer by doing fun things for our families.

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