Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy (Halloween) Visiting Teaching!

One more of the feverish working-like-a-crazy-woman-who-just-got-home-from-her-dad's-funeral-and-is-trying-to-stay-busy projects I finished this week was our visiting teaching gifts for the month of October. I found lots of inspiration at my required trip to Tai Pan on our late summer visit to Utah. I LOVE that place. It was only August and the entire store front was filled with Halloween stuff...some of it extremely hokey and I'm a little picky about Halloween stuff, but I found these.

I love the vintage vibe of these little witch pictures and distressed frames. Wrapped 'em up in a little cello bag with shiny black shred and an orange ribbon. The "goo" border punch is a Martha Stewart classic. My mom and I thought it could also be used for snow or icicles if not feeling inclined towards the macabre... The poem I actually got from my dorm mom my freshman year at BYU in DT. I've never found a cuter Halloween poem. Perfect for visiting teaching.

“Since this is the time for goblins and bats,
Halloween spirits, ghosts and cats,
Weird happenings and witches brew,
These are our Halloween wishes for you:
May the only ghost that comes to stay,
Is the Holy Ghost to light your way.
May the only spirit you chance to meet
Be the spirit of love and friendship sweet.
These are our Halloween wishes for you,
And may the Lord bless you in all that you do.”

--Sister B.

Fast and cute.

Here is what I did last year for our visiting teaching gifts. One of my all-time favorites. And I've seen the boxes of test tubes at Michaels on the Martha Stewart rounder this year for about $10.

Have a fabulous Conference weekend!


Jeni said...

That is the cutest Halloween poem ever! I might like to use that.

p.s. I am working on my "O Pumpkin Tree".

Camie said...

If anything, your cute visiting teaching gifts are a constant reminder to get my visiting teaching the wreath btw. Glad you are home and hopefully doing ok!

Albanie said...

I agree with Jeni! You always have such great ideas for vt. I mentioned you on my should go by and check it out. :)

Walker said...

I wish you were still here, it would be so much fun to have you down the street now that I live down the street from where you live. I pass your old house almost every day. Then you could show me all the wonderful crafts you do, so I won't feel so hopeless. I miss you and think of you often. Sending you hugs;)

zakkalife said...

I really like the distressed look of the frames and the is poem cute as well. What great little gifts.

Janna said...

love it! lets see if i can get my act together and make it!! thanks for sharing!!

My Mad World said...

I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I hope you are doing alright.

I love the vintage look of the picture! Great job!

I REALLY love that poem though!! That is a very cute poem! Do you mind if I use it for my family?

My Mad World said...

Thanks Amber!
Um... I'm stealing it and posting about this cute little project tomorrow! lol
Hope you don't mind on that either. Glad I ran across this, I wasn't sure what I was going to post about tomorrow.

Becky Rose said...

I've been looking for this poem for the last few years! Finally I found it! Thanks you!

the hatch batch said...

I just popped over on a link from sugardoodle and guess what, I know you from once upon a time when you guys were in Montana! How fun is that! =o)

AlohaAmmie said...

I LOVE this idea! Did you used to live in San Angelo, Texas? I think we were neighbors and friends!

Kelli said...

Just happened across your blog and realized I went to school with your husband (from preschool all the way to High School). He is a GOOD guy, tell him hi from Kelli (Liddle) Stephenson!

Thanks for the great VT message for this month, I rely on your creative women out in blog world to give me ideas, there is not a creative bone in my body!

Jena said...

I came across this cute idea in searching for gifts to give to our RS sisters this month! Such a cute cute idea! By the way, do you have a reference or link for the original poem?
Is "Sister B" Sister Beck or another Sister B?

I would really love to give credit where credit is due :)

Jen said...

Love this! Thank you so much for sharing it.