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We had so much fun making felt succulents for our Peace in Christ tote bag, that we just had to make some more! This project is quick and easy, AND budget friendly.
Here are the supplies needed:
Various shades of wool felt, freezer paper, iron, sharp scissors, spray starch...as seen in original tutorial
Styrofoam ball OR small pebbles
Hot glue gun
IF YOU ALSO WANT TO DECOUPAGE YOUR POTS: Scrapbook paper, Mod Podge or white school glue, paintbrush
SOURCES: Small pot in stand was purchased at Joann Fabric, Small clay pot and pea gravel can be purchased at any big box hardware store or local nursery.
We won't go into the details of making each felt succulent since we already have a detailed tutorial here
Begin by placing a styrofoam ball into your clay pot. You may glue it in, or simply set it in (mine fit nicely without gluing). If you prefer using small rocks, simply fill your pot with rocks.
Begin adding your succulents to the prepared pot. If you are using the styrofoam ball, it will take about 7-8 medium to small succulents. I LOVE the simplicity of one succulent in the pot with the pebbles... how easy it that!!
NOTE: These pots are small, so to keep things in scale, I made my succulents small too. I did not use the largest pattern pieces of each of my succulent templates, and for most, I only used the three smallest pattern pieces. You DO want a variety of sizes to make it realistic looking.
To secure the felt succulents to the styrofoam ball, simply push a straight pin through the center of the succulent and into the styrofoam. To secure the succulents into the pebbles, take a short piece of skewer and hot glue it to the back of the succulent. holding it upright until the glue has hardened, then gently wiggle the succulent and skewer down into the pebbles.
NOTE: In the original tutorial I suggest sewing the individual felt pieces together, either with a sewing machine or by hand with needle and thread. You can hot glue each piece together, HOWEVER, it will be almost impossible to stick a straight pin through that much hardened hot glue, so if you choose to use hot glue, I would hot glue each succulent to the styrofoam ball.
There are many online tutorials for decoupage...but all that is needed is to tear paper into small pieces, coat each with glue and stick to the pot until it has been covered, and let dry.
We love this idea for a quick and easy way to create a bulletin board that can be used in your Young Women's classroom, at camp, or for special events like New Beginnings or Young Women in Excellence.
First, find a great frame, your local thrift store is a great place to start. Don't worry if it has an ugly painting in it...we are going to remove it! I lucked out and found the perfect shabby chic vintage frame, but if all you find are plain-jane brown frames, choose a happy shade of spray paint and paint your frame! If you decide to paint your frame, be sure to remove the painting and glass first. Then let it dry for at least a few hours or a day before moving to the next step.
You will need chicken wire for the backing. This can be purchased at any big box hardware store. Cut a length at least 8" - 12" longer than the frame's center measurement (an old pair of scissors should be able to cut the wire if you do not have tin snips or wire cutters).
Center the chicken wire over the center of the frame, and using a staple gun, begin stapling the wire every 5". I stapled the top edge first, then the bottom edge, being sure to stretch the wire tight (this step is helpful to have an extra set of hands). Then I stapled the left side and then the right side, stretching the wire as I went. Once it is securely stapled, carefully trim the excess wire from around all the edges.
That's it, you are done! The beauty of this bulletin board is that you can change it often based on your needs, and it can be hung on your wall or placed on an easel for a special event. We chose to adorn our bulletin board with our own Young Women Theme poster, our MIni Values banner (see tutorial here), and adorable pom poms in the value colors!
I love the idea of using twigs instead of a frame if it is going to be used at camp....how cute would this be!
Stay tuned, a tutorial on making pom poms is coming soon!
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If you know a little about us at Seek Good Works, you know we love making inspiring, love-filled products, and these Heart and Soul Panels might top the list of our favorite labors of love. We designed the fabric line, Heart and Soul to have just that...lots of HEART and lots of SOUL! We also wanted it to be easy for you to make a quilt for a daughter or a friend without too much effort. This panel quilt is gigantic, measuring 56" x 66" and once you add on a border, it can even fit on a twin bed! Kate has been waiting for hers since she was looking over my shoulder as I was designing it, and it's finally done! We added minky on the back, filled it with bamboo lining for a feel of a quilt that's been in the family for ages. This is sure to be a treasure for Kate (and me!) as we wrap ourselves up together for the next "This is Us" episode and as she does the same with her own little family someday.
The Heart and Soul fabric collection is near and dear to my heart. My youngest child (and only daughter) turned 12 the day it came out. It seems so fitting since she was one of my inspiration pieces for the line. I set out to make Heart and Soul and the panels that go along with it, something uplifting for her, something that she could read and feel loved and remember what's really important in life. I knew that if it would be inspiring for her, it would be for other people, too. As I write this post, Kate is snuggled up in it reading "Where the Red Fern Grows" and it makes my heart want to burst. Also, because she is almost at the end of the story and she's going to need some comfort soon.
I hope you find inspiration and comfort in my Heart and Soul Collection. I'd like to share some beautiful projects made from some amazingly talented women.
Thanks to these amazing and talented women for sharing their gifts with us and showing off the Heart and Soul Fabric Collection.
I was so excited when I was asked to be the Young Women's Secretary in my ward, not just because my youngest child and only daughter, Kate just entered Young Women's, but it means I get to work with the girls in my ward and get to know them better.
One of my first callings when I first got married was Beehive Advisor. I was young and didn't have kids yet, and I made a printed and handmade quote for the girls EVERY WEEK! Oh my, times have changed. I know most women don't have the extra time to make something from scratch, so that's why me, as well as the other Good Works Girls, have a passion for making our products simple, affordable, and beautiful.
The Mutual theme for 2018 is Peace in Christ, taken from the scripture found in Doctrine & Covenants 19:23 "Learn of me and listen to my words, walk in the meekness of my spirit, and you shall have peace in me."
We have made a FREE PRINTABLE set of bookmarks, tags, and stickers for your personal use. This would make a great little gift for the Young Women in your life.
We also have additional products that will help make this year in Young Women feel beautiful, special, and just the right amount of coordinated.
We make it easy to get those invitations printed and delivered, as well as make the event feel special and well thought out.
These cutting files are perfect for bulletin boards, and other decorating in the classroom.
Binder covers, and editable agenda and birthday sheets to keep your organized!
This art print is the heart of the collection and comes in 5 different sizes
Plus, the complete collection comes with files perfect for your local screenprinter to make t-shirt, pillows, and whatever fun thing you can dream up!
Yay for the young people of this world! We are grateful for the chance to share our passion with you so you can share it with them.
Our Peace in Christ printables have been a big hit this year! Our printables come with fun birthday cards, bookmarks, and art prints that are perfect to print and give as a simple birthday gift for your Young Women and leaders.
This year in our ward we are giving bath bombs! I didn't know they were all the rage until I was in the grocery store the other day and saw a full-on bulk purchase style display of them. And, man, did it smell like heaven. These are perfect for the young women that you love.
For our Young Women, we made these little tags that say, "Hope your birthday is the bomb" and thought you might like to use them, too! It's our treat.
Get your free printable tags here.
See the rest of our Peace in Christ printables here!
Enjoy and don't forget to lift and love!
The Good Works Girls
We, the Good Works Girls, are always looking for ways to get more out of life and the things that are important to us. We came up with this journal prompt page and wanted to share! Print these for you, your kids, and your friends. Pdf includes 2 sizes, 5x7 and 7x9. Use both or just print the one that works best for you!