November 2011 Visiting Teaching Gifts

November’s Visiting Teaching is always fun to put together because there are so many great talks and quotes to choose from.  We wanted to encourage the sisters to “Preserve the Words” from General Conference – so we’ve done just that!  Inside the half pint canning jar are 8 different quotes from talks given during the October session.  Add to the mix 3 fun size chocolates and seal it up with a piece of jute and a burgundy polka dot ribbon… and you have a wonderful gift just perfect for giving. To purchase the November Visiting Teaching Gifts,  visit our store in Lehi or our website. Also check out our monthly Home Teaching Gifts -  "Harvest the valuable PIECES from General Conference"  Two packages of Reeses Pieces along with a handout that includes numerous quotes from the conference are beautifully typeset for you or your families to enjoy.  To purchase the November Home Teaching Gifts, visit our store in Lehi or our website.


Check out our Facebook Page for full details... but basically, we want to have 1000 "likes" on our page by Halloween.  When we hit that mark, we will be giving away $50 to spend at our store to ONE LUCKY winner! To be entered to win, make sure you "like" our Facebook Page, then LEAVE A COMMENT on our wall telling us what you would want to spend your moolah on!  Easy, right?  

DIY: Ribbon Chandeliers

Ribbon Chandelier :   Such a cute idea to hang over a candy or food table at a party… or make it extra frilly to hang in your little girl’s closet!   The idea:   get a wooden embroidery hoop.   Grab your scrap pieces of ribbon (or new), and start tying them onto the hoop.   Again, all different lengths and sizes of ribbon is the key here.   You can make it as full as you want… but I would suggest attaching enough ribbon so that the knots are touching each other on the hoop.   I just tied knots at the top (no bows here!).   Hang with raffia, ribbon, or fishing line!   Group in 2’s or 3’s for the best overall look!

DIY: Crepe Paper Banner

Need a simple & inexpensive and fast party decoration? Make yourself a good old fashioned crepe paper banner! I'll be honest, when I think of crepe paper twisted from the ceiling, sometimes I cringe.  I have bad memories of faded light pink crepe paper lifelessly hanging... (not sure who's party or when...but it is in my brain!) Well girls, THIS idea, is not that!   Check this out: This is on someone's mantle.  Huge letters, wrapped in yarn... and yep!  The beautiful crepe paper banner hung above it.  Darling, yeah? Grab the crepe paper that you want. (we have over 20 colors in stock, FYI) Get some ribbon. Cut crepe paper into strips - all different lengths, or all the same!  You choose. Fold the crepe paper over the ribbon, staple and you're done!   So easy, huh?

DIY: Paper Plate Balls

Paper Plate Balls All you'll need is 20 paper plates for each ball...the mini dessert plates work best.   1.  Fold the plates into triangles as shown. 2.  Staple two plates together with 3 staples. 3.  Attach 3 more plates to make a pentagon, then repeat to make a second pentagon.  (each pentagon will have 5 plates).  Set both aside. 4.  Staple the remaining 10 plates together into a long chain. 5.  Staple the ends of the chain together to form a ring.  Then staple the two pentagons to the top and the bottom of the ring. You're done!!  Spray paint (glitter really makes your balls stand out!), add ribbon, and hang!  We have seen these used at wedding receptions, bridal and baby showers, and all sorts of parties!  

DIY: Zig Zag Accordion Streamers

This is such an old school idea:  use paper and scissors to create your own decorations. But really - it IS REALLY CUTE! All you need is colored paper (you choose), scissors, and tape or pushpins! Here we go... Step 1:  Start with a colored piece of paper in the shape of a rectangle. Step 2:  On one of the long sides, cut a strip about 1" wide (but don't cut all the way through).  From there measure about 2" and cut another 1" strip.  Continue that all along that side. Step 3:  Turn paper around, and repeat process on opposite side, spacing your 1" strips in between the cuts from the other side.   THERE!  You did it!  You have an accordion zig zag streamer to hang for your next party!  I love the impact a group of these can make, as well as the simplicity - and the next-to-nothing cost of it all! It would be a good project for a classroom to do:  have each child make one or two, depending on their age, and then the teacher can hang them after

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