A little of what the Thompson's are up to.

Monday, April 4, 2011

crafty



I have a project list that is as long as my arm, I love crafts but right now at the top of my list is getting my genealogy going and food storage, all that said I found a super cute store here in American Fork called Crafters Corner, they sell crafting kits and if you pay $5 you can use their craft room and supplies, totally worth it to me as I can get someone else's place all messy and don't have to go and buy a bunch of stuff that I will only use a little of, anyway, I made a couple of St. Patrick's day things and then went back to get some cute Easter stuff up in the house.


Also my new calling is activity days, I had an idea of what to do with the girls this Thursday but as I was listening to conference yesterday someone said "wouldn't it be great if each child had a picture of the temple in their rooms" I've heard this before but when I saw this temple block tutorial I thought it would be super cute to do with the activity day girls, for a practise run we did it tonight for FHE, I wasn't quite as organized as I needed to be but it turned out well and now each of my girls have a picture of the temple in their rooms.



The tutorial shows the wood block painted black but I let the girls choose from the paint I had and I like that they each chose a color that reflects them, I think they turned out super cute. The girls were excited to do a craft for FHE, we usually pick pictures out of the gospel art picture kit and each present one to the rest of the family (thanks for that idea Veronica). If your interested - we had I Love To See the Temple as our opening song, talked about what stood out to me in conference and the fact that we were going to make temple pics for their rooms, painted the block, while the paint dried we had our treat and talked about the importance of temples, then we distressed the block, glued on the pic, embellished and closing song and prayer and we were done. It was fairly cheap too, I bought a 2x6 piece of wood from Home Depot for $2.99, that will make about 6-7 of these, 40¢ for the picture and I had scrap ribbon, I also used tulle that I had made the girls tutu's with but they don't use anymore so I'm happy to rip those up and re-use. On the tutorial website she had tons of pictures of all the different temples. Now back to my genealogy and food storage, still waiting for it to magically get done by itself!!

7 comments:

Amber said...

What a super cute idea. And WOW....Conference was just yesterday and you are already acting on it. Way to go! I love the temple picture blocks.

Crazy Lady said...

love all the crafts, wow Claire, you are so good!

Hillary said...

Love them too! Such a great idea and they turned out super cute!

Sarah said...

That is a great idea, Claire! I love that you got the girls involved in making their own temple picture, instead of you doing it for them. It will mean more to them since they did it themselves. Love it!

vrb said...

I love this. i am in total project more, so add this to my list. It will be cute on our bookshelf too.

Jen said...

Wow! I want a crafter's corner here! hmmmm, to the internet I go! How fun! You did such a great job too!

Mark & Bek said...

Dude, those are awesome.