Table Centerpieces: We are divided into group names based on our roommates. So, instead of the standard table tent cards, I covered these white boxes (which I got at Michaels) to use as our centerpieces in the dining hall. Here is a sample.
Gift Bags: We love a good giveaway. Oh the excitement as you anticpate your name being called. Instead of solid colored gift bags, I decorated plain white bags to display our theme and color.
One of the gifts: Always wanting to put my crafty fingers into a contribution, I made a candle, using the tissue paper method. For those who don't know, here are some quick steps: (1) tape tissue paper to a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet of printer paper. (2) Print your design on the tissue paper, using your printer. (3) Place the tissue paper design around your candle. Place a piece of wax paper over the design and around the candle as well. Leave enough that you have something to hold on to, as you proceed to the next step. (4) Using your heating tool, begin to run the heating tool over the wax paper. You should see your design slowly melting into the candle. The paper will become glossy/slick/wet looking. Be careful not to melt the candle though. This works best when your candle and tissue paper are the same color. For starters, try with white because it's the easiest.
And lastly, my own personal box. But wait, I created one box and brought it to the meeting to show the overseer what I was doing for the centerpieces. One for the committee members claimed it has her own. We spent an hour on the phone about that particular box. So, I caved in and let her have it. The next box, I was making for myself. Finished it, then decided maybe I want one slightly bigger. So that box was taken by another committee member. Then finally, the night before leaving for the retreat, I get all the paper cut for my box. I only bring the supplies I need, so this box cannot get taken away from me. LOL!!
|Cross was cut on posterboard using Easter cricut cartridge. The title was cut using Storybook.|