Thursday, August 21, 2014

Christie and Ricky's Shower

"For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.

Christie and Rickys Wedding Shower

Here at Glory Haus, we love to celebrate. We celebrate birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and more. But, we especially love to celebrate weddings, because marriage is the perfect picture of Gods love for His people. That is why we were so happy when, Christie, who works in our personalization department married her true love, Ricky. We celebrated her new marriage recently with an Italian themed shower and we would love to share some of our ideas with you for your next party or event.

We decorated a portion of the main wall to be the focal point of the shower. We attached brown packaging paper on the wall, then hung a Glory Haus burlap lovebanner at the top

Next, we hung heart garland on either side to help frame the brown paper. We made the garland by simply cutting heart shapes out of red poster board and hot gluing twine to the back of each heart.         

We hung an old chalkboard in the center of the brown paper. Then, we wrote the couples name in a cute font. 


To complete the look we drew a cute, romantic doodle border around the chalkboard onto the brown package paper.

After that, we placed a table beneath the chalk board to create a space for desserts. To decorate this table we created a Wishes and Wisdomjar. Guests were asked to write well wishes, or words of wisdom for the couple on small pieces of card stock, and place in the jar for Christie and Ricky to take home and keep as a memento from the day. Also, just for fun, we filled a large clear bowl with ring pops for guests.


For tables, we used red gingham table cloths. To go with our Italian theme, we placed different kids of pastas in mason jars and combined them in the middle of the table with flowers and large vintage looking tomato sauce cans.


We also placed small chalkboards with scripture verses about love on each table.

Christie and Rickys shower turned out beautifully. The decorations, and the smell of delicious lasagna in the air made our Glory Haus lunchroom feel like a quaint restaurant on the streets of Italy. We had a wonderful time celebrating Christie and Rickys union. We prayed over the the newlyweds, and ask God to pour out His blessings and mercies upon their new family. Please join us in keeping this couple in your prayers.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Back-to-school time! Find the best teacher appreciation gift ideas.

Let’s turn our attention to the real stars of the school year: the teachers! They do so much to educate and nurture our children, beyond their subjects of expertise. They need to know just how much they’re cherished by our words and actions. We’ve put together a collection of wonderful gifts that are sure to make any teacher feel appreciated.

Items for the classroom
These Glory Haus products are tried and true gifts that celebrate the blessing of teachers. The Pencil Burlee is a fun, personalized decoration for any teacher’s classroom.
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DIY ideas
Looking for something unique and personalized? Check out these thoughtful gifts from our artist Amy’s latest DIY video on our Facebook page. These fun and functional gifts will brighten any teacher’s day!

DIY Gift Idea #1: Mug with Treats
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Fill a Glory Haus mug with coffee packets or a gift card. Amy added a cute sign that says, “A little something to help you get back to the grind.Watch the video for a full tutorial.

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DIY Gift Idea #2: Dry Erase Frame
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Just replace the photo in a picture frame with a blank sheet of paper to transform one of our Glory Haus frames into a cute dry erase board for the teacher’s desk. Add a dry erase marker to the frame with decorative tape so it’s easy to update. Watch the video for a full tutorial.
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For more back-to-school ideas, watch our latest Facebook video and download our free binder cover printables. Also, follow us on Instagram for more fun ideas!
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