Thursday, May 8, 2008

Friday Find: Great Deals and Great Ideas!

I've been up all night trying to get things in order for our Ladies Banquet on Saturday. I will be spending all day tomorrow with my oldest at the LA Museum of Tolerance. (I'm sure that will be an interesting blog entry)

Anyway, I needed to do a few centerpieces and some favors and what not. Our theme is Spring Clean Up! Our verse is Psalm 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Here is what I've come up with.

These were flooring sample chips from a hardware store. They were going to be thrown out - so yay for me! I cut up a sponge to make a bunch of little ones. Glued on a little wooden heart, some Prima flowers and added the text with a fine-tipped paint marker. On the back, I hot glued a small magnet. There are some in English and some in SpanishHere is a close up:

I needed center pieces for the tables. I got these items at the dollar store and then put them together. I still need to add verse tags to each item, but you get the idea. Scrub brushes, mini broom and dust pan, dish soap, all-purpose spray, sponges. Just hot glued the flowers on the brushes and tied ribbon to the bottles.

I am also going to use these for photo ops and general decor. They were props at the Bath & Body Works my sister worked for. They were going to throw them out. They are about as tall as me. I bought them for about $4.00 each. Yay for me again!


CloverGirl said...

Very clever, Sherry!! I love these, and I'm sure all the attendees will, too.

You're blessed with creativity, and I think it's awesome how you use your gift in your ministry.

SavedbyGrace said...

Geez, you are so creative! I'm very envious, I need to just get you to make me a scrapbook with all your banquet ideas. :) hhhhmmmm, maybe as a birthday gift?

Anonymous said...

Wow Sherry! I love these! May I share the idea with our Women's Ministry Director????

Kaye said...

What a great theme!!!