TUTORIAL: Scrabble Tile Penants

This tutorial is for those who want to make an instant masterpiece with a large group.
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We made these recently during our Stake Beehive Conference. It was a perfect "quick and easy" craft for our group of 80+ girls and leaders.
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SUPPLIES
  • Scrabble Tiles
  • Resin Drop Stickers (I purchased mine from Dew Supplies on Etsy)
  • Mod Podge
  • Super Glue
  • Small Jewelry Bails
  • Ball Chains
PREPARATION
To help save on time, I put together "kits" for each young woman. That way they could simply grab a kit and go to work. I placed the following items into a snack sized ziplock bag: instuctions, scrabble tile, bail, ball chain, and resin sticker. The Mod Podge, and super glue were placed at their work space - along with some baby wipes for their fingers. :)
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This is how we made ours:
  1. Carefully remove the protective backing from the resin sticker, do not touch the sticky side.
  2. Press over the image you want to use.
  3. Trim down the image, cutting right up along the edge of the sticker.
  4. Using your finger, spread a layer of Mod Podge over the entire backside of the scrabble tile (make sure to spread all the way to the sides). Center on the non-letter side of your Scrabble tile (make sure the back letter is facing upwards) and press into place. Press and hold the image on top of the Scrabble tile for several minutes to create a tight bond. Let dry fully for at least 15 minutes.
  5. Flip your Scrabble tile over so the back is facing you. Using Super Glue, carefully center your bail along the top edge of your tile and press into place. Let dry. It'll be quick!
  6. Thread ball chain, using the end without the clasp, through bail. Secure the clasp.
  7. All done!
IMAGES
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Create your own images for your own unique creations. Or, visit my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs for various pre-designed images. Here is a sample of the images we used for our Beehive Conference:
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PP: A Pattern for Life - Sew Sweet Collection

The digital files used for the activity PP: A Pattern for Life, which I posted a few years ago, have been updated and are now available in my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs. This has been the most requested overall. Thank you!
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Embark in the Service - Value Garden Collection

I've been away from the blog world for quite some time now. Life has been busy. It's been good, but busy. My youngest just started kindergarten and my oldest is in her first semester at BYU Idaho. She is also anxiously awaiting her mission call, which should be here anytime now. :)
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This is the reason I decided to place my designs in my Etsy shop, which I opened in 2009 - and have done nothing with it until recently. I figure I'm still helping with the work if I am helping to support a missionary, right?
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A huge "Thank You" to all of those who have already visited my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs. And a huge "Thank You" in advance to those of you who will visit my shop in the future. :)
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I received a request from Lyndsay Hola, to redesign a previous print in my Value Garden Collection, which incorporates all the young women value colors. She wanted a design using the 2015 Mutual Theme. I've name the print "Embark". I love how it turned out! It is now available for other Young Women Leaders in my Etsy shop.
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Embark - Vibrant Garden Collection

"Embark", featuring the 2015 Mutual Theme, is also part of my "Vibrant Garden Collection", which incorporates the bee (Beehive), rose (Mia Maid), laurel leaves (Laurel), and a light pink flower (Personal Progress). Available in my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs.
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I also created one without the honeycomb, but the bee is still present. :)
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Beehive - Vibrant Garden Collection

If you are looking for something for your Beehive class, here are a few items. Originally designed for class presidency binders. A binder cover insert (8.5x11), binder end inserts, and just for fun coordinating "Happy Birthday" gift tags and candy bar wrapper.
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Beehive, is part of my "Vibrant Garden Collection", which incorporates the bee (Beehive), rose (Mia Maid), laurel leaves (Laurel), and a light pink flower (Personal Progress). Available in my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs.
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More Bee Inspired ideas.
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Mia Maid - Vibrant Garden Collection

If you are looking for something for your Mia Maid class, here are a few items. Originally designed for class presidency binders. A binder cover insert (8.5x11), binder end inserts, and just for fun coordinating "Happy Birthday" gift tags and candy bar wrapper.
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Mia Maid, is part of my "Vibrant Garden Collection", which incorporates the bee (Beehive), rose (Mia Maid), laurel leaves (Laurel), and a light pink flower (Personal Progress). Available in my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs.
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More Rose Inspired ideas.
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Laurel - Vibrant Garden Collection

If you are looking for something for your Laurel class, here are a few items. Originally designed for class presidency binders. A binder cover insert (8.5x11), binder end inserts, and just for fun coordinating "Happy Birthday" gift tags and candy bar wrapper.
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Laurel, is part of my "Vibrant Garden Collection", which incorporates the bee (Beehive), rose (Mia Maid), laurel leaves (Laurel), and a light pink flower (Personal Progress). Available in my Etsy shop: Freshaire Designs.
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More Laurel Leaf Inspired  ideas.
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Might. Mind. Strength.

PRINTS IN THIS POST ARE AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP: Freshaire Designs
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The theme for our 2014 Stake YW Sports Day was "Might. Mind. Strength."
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INSPIRED BY
The 2014 Mutual Theme: Moroni 10:32

"Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ; and if by the grace of God ye are perfect in Christ, ye can in nowise deny the power of God."
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PURPOSE
1) To invite the young women to "Come Unto Christ" with all their...
  • Might: the power, energy, or intensity of which one is capable.
  • Mind: the part of a person that thinks, reasons, feels, and remembers.
  • Strength: the ability to resist being moved and the ability to deal with problems in a determined and effective way.
2) To provide an opportunity for the young women to enjoy various sports and learn sportsmanship. Handbook 13.1 - Activities
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3) To inspire and encourage young women to live a healthy lifestyle.
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ROTATIONS
As the young women arrived, they were given a colored wristband. We had four colors of wristbands, each of them representing a different color group. Once everyone knew which group they were in... the fun began!
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This is what our morning looked like:
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9:15 AM
Group 1 and Group 2 Basketball (cultural hall)
Group 3 Zumba (relief society room)
Group 4 Healthy Living Class (young women room)
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9:45 AM
Group 3 and Group 4 Basketball (cultural hall)
Group 1 Zumba (relief society room)
Group 2 Healthy Living Class (young women room)
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10:15 AM
Group 2 and Group 3 Volleyball (cultural hall)
Group 4 Zumba (relief society room)
Group 1 Healthy Living Class (young women room)
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10:45 AM
Groups 1 and Group 4 Volleyball (cultural hall)
Group 2 Zumba (relief society room)
Group 3 Healthy Living Class (young women room)
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11:15 AM

ALL Groups Dodge-ball/Crossfire (cultural hall)
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Healthy Living Class/Snacks
Our class was wonderful! As the young women arrived they filled their plates with homemade hummus, pita chips, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and celery. The discussion was primarily based on Doctrine and Covenants 89. I wish I had a copy of all the references used and the dialogue that took place during each class. A lot of time went into our instructors presentation.
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Yogurt parfaits were available before the all group activity, Dodge-ball/Crossfire.
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HANDOUT/TAKE-A-WAY
The young women were each given a "Might. Mind. Strength." bookmark.
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AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

The following packages are available in my Etsy shop. The t-shirt design would be great for a youth conference or similar event. I am happy to customize colors for you, contact me at freshairedesigns@gmail.com with your requests.
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Come Unto Christ and Be Perfected In Him

POSTERS IN THIS POST ARE AVAILABLE IN MY ETSY SHOP: Freshaire Designs
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Last night we, the Stake YW Presidency, met with all the ward YW leaders for our annual YW Presidents Roundtable. What a wonderful exchange of ideas! I am blessed to be surrounded with these wonderful women and friends.
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This is the gift we gave them to go along with this year's mutual theme. It was suggested/requested that the YW value colors be used. So, I created this print. I based the design on another print I fell in love on Pinterest.
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This is the design (below) is the one I fell in love on Pinterest, but the link is no longer good. If by chance anyone knows where I can find a link to the poster below, I would love to know!
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Thanks to Hailey Richards I have the link to the darling poster below. You'll find the poster below for sale here on Etsy, from Alexa Z Design. By the way... her designs are amazing!!
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