December 2017Occasionally Crafty: December 2017

Friday, December 15

Relief Society Gift Idea: Prince of Peace Vinyl Tile

Give a sweet and simple handmade Christmas gift to anyone on your list this year!

Simple Vinyl Christmas Gift Relief Society Gift Idea LDS

Since I've moved to Iowa, I've been lucky to be very involved with my church.  I've been a Cub Scout Leader, a Primary (children's Sunday School) teacher, and now I'm serving in the Relief Society Presidency (that's our women's organization).  That's a lot of changing around in just over a year!

One thing you may not know about the LDS church is that our members meet together based on where you live.  We have defined boundaries, and everyone who lives in those boundaries are part of the same congregation, or ward.

This year our Christmas dinner party was extra special because our ward boundaries are being changed this week.  So, this was our last get together, because even though no one is moving, we won't all be meeting together on Sundays and for activities any more.  It's sad, a little hard, but also a little exciting to meet new people and build a new ward family.  Anyone out there been through this in your ward?  Any words of advice?

Our theme for this dinner was "Prince of Peace".  Several years ago, I made a sweet gift for each of the ladies in my ward in Phoenix, and this is definitely one of my most popular posts!

The Best Gift of All Vinyl Tile Christmas Gift Idea

Tuesday, December 5

Glitter Tape Utensil Holders

Dress up your next party table with these easy Glitter Tape Utensil Holders!

Glitter Tape Utensil Holders

My absolute favorite things to make are holiday and seasonal projects!  If you, like me, have a holiday party or event coming up, you can add a festive touch to your tables with these super easy Glitter Tape Utensil Holders.

Glitter Tape Utensil Holders

You will need the following:
12x12 Scrapbook Paper (each piece will make three utensil holders)
Paper Cutter (this one is my favorite!)
Glitter Tape

People, this could not be easier.  I almost feel silly writing a tutorial for this, but I made these for a party last year and got so many sweet comments that I knew I had to share them with you.