Father's Day Wall

I put up a wall of decorations for Father's Day at church last month.  Here are the pictures...

I cut the tools from textured Bazzill paper with my Silhouette Cameo.  I added some detail with VersaMark.  I hand wrote sayings on the tools.  All of the pictures came from the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby.  The black framed picture with the large teal brush stroke was about $13.  I cut the saying from black Oracle vinyl and applied to the top of the glass.  It's one of my favorite sayings.

<^..^> Lori


Happy Mother's Day Banner

I was inspired by

to make a banner for the wall at church.  Here is my take on this banner:

I found these sweet little birds on clothes pins at Michaels on clearance from their Easter section.  The white circle banners were on clearance from Target.  I hot glued on spring flowers that were in the clearance bins at Michaels.

<^..^> Lori


I'm Thankful for You Gift

So have you been into the stores to check out the Halloween and Fall markdowns?  I found these really neat plastic wine glasses at Michaels for 80% off.  They were originally $6.99 each.  I don't think I would pay that for a plastic glass but I would pay $1.39 each to turn them into a gift for someone I care about.  I would love to have gotten them at 90% off but I doubt any would be left.

We don't drink alcohol but the glasses were so cute with the fall leaves and the saying "I'm Thankful fo
r YOU".  I decided I could work them into a nice gift.

I used a large can of mixed nuts and some candy corn flavored M&M's to make a treat mix.  My husband thinks M&M's should not taste like candy corn.  But he agreed they were good with the nuts.  I added some to each glass and topped them with some fun pumpkin taffy and candy corn taffy from Market Fresh.  It was my first time to shop in a Market Fresh store.  It was really nice, not a lot of variety for staple basics, more of a fancy store, a bit on the expensive side.  Again I found the taffy on clearance 1/2 off because it was after Halloween so I did okay on the budget.

I put a clear treat bag over the glass and closed it around the stem to keep them fresh.

 Here is one completed.  I just need to add the name tag to each stem.

<^..^> Lori


Fall Decorations around the Church

Mostly Hobby Lobby and Michael's items that are used here to give the look of fall.  The pretty pumpkin in the first picture came from Sam's Club.  I would have loved to get it on clearance but I doubted I would be there when they marked them down so I caved and bought it.  The decor tables have 70 inch round tablecloths from Walmart on them.

<^..^> Lori


Awana October Treats

Pinterest led me to a great blog by Julie called Happyhomefairy where I found this great free printable for fall treats.

I was looking for ideas to make an Awana October treat for the kids.  The Ladies Missionary Fellowship makes something every year.  The last few years we have made a "pumpkin patch" for the kids to pick a treat so I try to find something to use as a pumpkin.  I had found these bright beautiful orange Solo cold cups at Sam's Club.  I knew I didn't want to fill it with candy so more walking around Sam's brought me to a kid's favorite, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Gatorade bottles.  Hmmm...what do you do with all that stuff and call it a pumpkin treat?  Well, you use a permanent marker to draw a face.  I will admit I printed a template for the mouth to trace around but the triangle nose and eyes are totally handmade.  LOL!  You print the cute witnessing stickers from the site I mentioned above.  You bring 7 friends who love Christ together to help you and...tada...pumpkin treats are made for 80 kids in less than 2 hours.

My friend, Jane, thought the kids would want some candy in them so we tucked in a couple of Tootsie Pops in each cup.

<^..^> Lori


Some Hobby Lobby Decor Ideas

So often I see pieces at Hobby Lobby that I like but I don't know what to do with them.  Same for Michaels Craft Store.  I wish they gave more ideas to work off from the decor instead of just putting it on the shelf to sell.  Here are some pieces that I bought from both of those places and how I used them at church.

The wall pieces are from Hobby Lobby.  So are the half table and the ceramic lion with the lamb.  The other pieces are from Michaels.
Hope this sparks your creative juices,
<^..^> Lori


Back to School table decor

I am starting to take down the summer decor at church.  I was going to move to fall but it is just a little too early so I set up some back to school stuff.

<^..^> Lori