Monday, January 22, 2007

January 2007 GEMS Pampering

Here are the projects we did for our January couple's gathering.

White wood trays with acrylic inserts accented by football field liners and topped with a football-shaped bowl, easy snack nut recipe, plastic cups and a bag of pigskin chocolates kicked off the theme at the center of the table. Each couple was also presented with their own set of elegant tumbled marble coasters.

Centerpiece -- Game Night Tray

15 x 11” white wood tray with handles and acrylic insert

12” x 12” football field scrapbook paper

football bowl

set of plastic sports themed cups

green cardstock

sweet/salty nut recipe (see appendix)

football shaped chocolates

bags of snacks such as Cheetos

Cut one inch off end of scrapbook paper and place in tray under acrylic. Wrap chocolates in plastic bag and tie with green raffia. Arrange bowl, cups, snack bags, and chocolates on tray. Create snack nut recipe card by printing recipe from Appendix and attaching to 4” x 6” piece of green card stock. Prop recipe card on tray among other items.

Pampering Gift -- Tumbled Marble Coasters

4 - 4” x 4” tumbled marble tiles

stamps (we used

Stazon permanent ink pad

3/8” adhesive felt dots

matte acrylic sealer

To prepare tiles for stamping clean all surfaces with a damp cloth and allow to dry. Stamp images on tile and set by blow drying with either a heat embosser or hair dryer. Apply one felt dot to each corner on bottom of tile. After images are dry, spray a light coat of acrylic to seal. Tie coasters into a bundle with ribbon or twine.

For more ideas like these and other information on creating inexpensive gifts and decorations, check out the new book, Pampering Gifts: Crafting a Ministry of Treating People Well For Less.

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