Monday, February 21, 2011

Blessings Boards & Tissue Paper Flowers

I was able to attend a wonderful Stake Women's Conference last Saturday.  The theme was "Count Blessings", and our feature speaker was Emily Freeman, author of several books including '21 Days Closer to Christ', and 'A Christ Centered Christmas'.  My ward was in charge of the table decorations, and I ended up getting asked to make them.  This is what I finally came up with:

Blessings Boards!

The inspiration for these was the ever popular 'Lost Socks' boards that are all over the blogosphere.  They were a HUGE hit!!

I also made 29 (or so) tissue paper flowers (a tutorial can be found HERE) for the tables.  If you look closely in the picture above, you can see some in the background.

This picture is just to show you the size of the tissue paper flowers.  Love them!!

These decorations were truly a labor of love.  I had a vision in my head of what I wanted them to look like, but didn't think I'd be able to get that vision into reality.  Luckily, my SIL was able to get me the vinyl for dirt cheap, and my MIL helped me decide on what paper to mod podge to the clothespins.  After I got the first board finished (I made a total of 12), I wanted to jump for joy.  They turned out exactly how I had pictured them in my head!!  I love it when that happens!!     


7 comments:

MeenyMoe said...

The tissue paper flowers are beautiful! Great job! - Karen

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Really great job!

Emily @ Eat.Pray.Love & Craft said...

LOVE this blessings board!!!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

You did an amazing job. I'm always so impressed when people put 100% into their callings/assignments. It shows just how much you care about those sisters.

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Love this idea! I need one for my family! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Becky said...

I LOVE the blessings board. Great idea! :)

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Angela said...

Love it all! Great Job!

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