YW Arise and Shine Forth Blocks

I’m so excited to share a super easy, quick and inexpensive craft for Young Women.

Today, I will be showing you how to make some YW Arise and Shine Forth Blocks perfect for this years Young Women’s Theme.

After seeing how popular my YW Prints were last year as well as the Temple Blocks, I thought I would combine the two and come up with these blocks that cost about $1.

Arise and Shine Forth Blocks

Here is how you can make them too. :)


-Wood block – about 5x7x1.5 inches thick. They are the same pieces of wood that I used for the temple blocks


-Mod Podge and foam brush

-Craft Paint or Spray Paint

-Sand Paper



1. Begin by painting your wood and let dry. Sand edges if you like the distressed look.

2. Save {by clicking on the image, and then right-clicking and saving}, print and cut images to be 4×6 size. I recommend that you get these laser-printed in case you want to mod podge over the top. You can also print these with a regular color printer but I recommend not mod podging over the top or it could smear. To mod podge, apply a thin layer of mod podge to the block and put on image, pressing down all over so it does not bubble.

3. Save {by clicking on the image, and then right-clicking and saving}, printing and then punching the scripture image with a 1 inch or 1.5 inch circle or scalloped circle punch. I saved my images to word, and then printed.

4. Tie on ribbon to the end of the block. Tie on scripture with an extra piece of tulle.


Super Easy. Super Cute. And for about $1 each. You can’t beat that!

And in case you missed them, here is the Link for the 2012 Young Women Theme Binders for the YW Presidency, Class Presidencies and Advisors. I will also be providing just these images alone in a PORTRAIT viwe for people to print and put in frames tomorrow.

And stay tuned next week for Primary Binder Covers and Primary Choose the Right Blocks and Prints. :)



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  1. 1

    These are so dang cute! I just forwarded this to my good friend who is the YW pres. in my ward. Thanks so much for sharing you AWESOME talents:)

  2. 3

    LOVE these!!! So adorable! Forget the YW, I want one for me 😉

  3. 5

    These are DARLING!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. 7

    I’m so glad I’m in the YW presidency so I can get excited about things like this (: (: (: Too cute, friend!

  5. 9

    These truly are so adorable! I’ve already gotten the ok from the rest of the YW presidency to make these for each of our girls for YW in Excellence/ New Beginnings. Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    • 10

      So glad you like them, Cindy!! And so glad you can make them for the girls. It’s always nice to have a cute and inexpensive craft to make for the girls. Take pics if you can when you do them. Would LOVE to see them. :) XO

  6. 11

    this is so cute. seriously. i’m not in young women, but i’m passing this on to the YW president!

  7. 13

    I love these! Thanks so much for making these and sharing them, so not-so-crafty people, like myself, can make these things for the girls and look good!!!

    • 14

      You’re so sweet! Thank you. Let me know if you decide to make them and send me a pic if you can. I LOVE seeing them. :) XO

  8. 15

    can you give us the paint colors that you used for the blue and pink? …i could not quite make them out from the pictures
    we are going to make these next week for our yw class activity. made the temple blocks for my yw last year and then we made them at a rs craft night…everyone loved them!

    love them!

    • 16

      I actually used spray paint for the blue and pink just cuz I was short on time. The blue and pink I was going to use was Regency Blue and Valentine Pink from Apple Barrel. Hope that helps. :) XO

  9. 17

    Thanks so much for sharing! I made these today and can’t wait to give them to my laurels tomorrow :)

  10. 19

    Thanks for posting these I’m the young woman’s president in my ward and I’m always looking for great ideas!!!

  11. 21

    I made one of these in blue. It looks awesome. One of the other girls wanted it too in pink. I am having trouble getting it to come out as pink like one the website here. It comes out red. So I went to the local office max and it was no different there. They tried to go a shade lighter which only made it look like rose red. Help!!

    • 22

      Send me an email and I’ll make one of a very pail pink which will hopefully come out as just regular pink. Some printers tend to come out darker. :) ([email protected])

  12. 23

    LOVED these!! We actually made them this week for YW- I love how the 2012 & 2013 theme go so well together, so we decided to make this one first. Thanks for this tutorial! Your blog is awesome!!
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