I am in the local leadership of the program for the children in our church, called the primary. I came up with this fun bulletin board for our Primary Room to display the theme for the year, “I know the scriptures are true.” I thought I would share for others of you that may work in the primary, and for everyone else, you might consider this technique for other projects like school bulletin boards promoting reading programs. We did something similar for the posters we made when my daughter was campaigning for class historian. “Never in History, has there been a candidate like Kira” using a history textbook. She may have lost the election, but she totally won the cool poster contest! 🙂
But before we get too far into the 3D book I have to tell you about the rest of the board and give a big shout-out to my new Christmas Present! Cutting these beautiful letters out of cardstock was really simple with my Silhouette (warning: you will be hearing a lot about this machine in the future!) I loved that I could scroll through the all fonts on my computer and cut which ever one I liked best!
I glued the letters on to the background, which is wrapping paper from Hobby Lobby on Christmas clearance–that really doesn’t look much like Christmas to me–with a basic glue stick.
For the “cover” of the scriptures, I just took some sturdy chipboard and wrapped it in gold wrapping paper (If you look really closely, you might see the snowflakes). I scanned the pages (that include the scripture reference associated with the theme) on to my computer and enlarged them to print out as a full page.
I just used some extra plain paper underneath to help give the dimension I was going for. Each page is attached (taped and/or glued) individually, so that it will raise up in the center. The red ribbon book mark hides a multitude of sins.
I attached the book with thumbtacks that are hidden underneath the pages of the book. I didn’t have any gold ink when I first put it together but my friend later brought a gold ink stamp pad and gilded the edges of the paper (so they’re a little sloppy, because I wasn’t about to take it down to do it).
I had some green organza ribbon that I put around the edges for a finished look.
I love the graphic design and clear message here.
And I guess we are kind of over-achievers in my Primary Presidency. Check out the treasure chest that Becky’s husband built for the cause! I think he used scrap wood and garden stakes that he cut the edges off of. It’s big! And a very regal place to house our silver chain that will grow as kids do their reading and get to add a chain.
And for more Primary inspiration…stay tuned for the report on the ice cream party I am in charge of this weekend: “Get the SCOOP on your new Primary teacher.” Get it? My paper hats came in the mail today, so I’m getting ready to scoop!
Speaking of parties, 3 days until the Blogiversary Party Party goes live! See you there!
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