Dec 12, 2011 - Churchy Stuff    66 Comments

Pinlight: 2012 Young Women’s Bulletin Board

The Young Women’s theme for 2012 is D & C 115:5.

“Arise and shine forth that thy light may be a standard to the Nations”

This is a mock up of the bulletin board I came up with:

(laid out on my black kitchen island.

It will look better on the gray/tan board in our class room)

Pinterest Bulletin Board

Let me break it down for you.  I called it “Pinlight” in refrence to Pinterest.  (If you don’t know what Pinterest is, check out a Post I wrote HERE)


I made the board creater Jesus Christ.  He has had aproxamatly 2.2 billion followers (according to Wikipedia) and he follows You (everyone).  To follow him I made social icon buttons for prayer, scripture study, and the temple.

Young Women Bulletin Board 2012 Arise and Shine Forth

I made up around 60 “pins”.  Each one has a photo with a label below it.  I used the YW Values, For the Strength of Youth,, and this years lesson schedule to determine the topics. Pinterest Bulletin Board

Each week a young woman is assigned the spiritual thought.  She can pick which “Pin” she relates to out of the jar.  Then, she writes her name on the line and picks her photo sticker and sticks it in the box (I am making them from camp photos I took last year and running them off on address label stickers I have and then cut them to size).  Then the young woman would explain how the “pin” shows an example of someone who shined their light or how it can help the young woman shine her light.

PInterest Style Bulletin Board

 She would then pin her “pin” to the bulletin board like the layout below.

Pinterest Bulletin Board

 I even added a Scroll to Top button on the lower right side.

Pinlight: Pinterest style Bulletin Board

I can’t wait to show the young women of our ward our new evolving

bulletin board!

I have included the entire kit for free below.

JPEG Pinlight Pins

PDF Pinlight Pins

I printed my Pinlight Pins pages on cardstock from my own computer but they could be sent to Kinko’s or Costco depending on your situation.  I also included a few blanks if you would like to make your own.  After they are printed, spend a little time getting to know your paper cutter either at home or in your ward library.  It doesn’t take too long (tip: cut the outside edges off first, then the vertical lines next, then the rest of the edges)

Pinlight Lettering

I printed the Pinlight lettering on regular red paper from our closet.  The PDF is in reverse so that when you cut it out, any mistakes are hidden on the front.


If you have any “Pins” you think I should add to the collection,

send me an email, I’d be happy to update things throughout the year.

I’ll change out the photos as soon as I take my

2011 board down and put this one up!

 Click HERE for last year’s bulletin board

Linked Up: SugarDoodle


  • This looks great Amanda! I am so excited about this, I especially love all of the different “pins”.

  • This is awesome! Would you mind if I used this for our ward bulletin board in January? Such a powerful message not only for young women, but adults as well!

    • Wendy, Use away! I hurried to get it out there so everyone doesn’t have to make one up for themselves. Thanks for checking it out and I hope your YW like it!


  • Love this idea!
    I wish I was still the YW president, some how I don’t think the primary kids would “get it”!

  • Thank you so much for sharing your great idea! This is awesome!

  • I love this, I am going to make them for my daughter and have her sticky tack them to her wall… <3

  • I love your idea and the icons are wonderful. You are really creative and talented. There is one icon that I don’t get…that is the Pearls before Swine with the caption Pioneers. I don’t understand how Pioneers relates to the icon. Can you explain what the link is?

    • Lisa! Haha, good catch, I didn’t know what to write and pioneers was the first pin I wrote so it became a template. Any suggestions? I’ll change the pdf when I get a good suggestion :)

      • What about Testimony, Share your Testimony, or Doctrine?? I’m having difficulty coming up with something too!! I will keep thinking.

      • Some ideas for a the pearls before swine could be. Divine birthright or divine nature. Choosing friends wisely something along those lines.
        Love this whole idea. it’s awesome!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this BRILLIANT idea! I love it! Is there anyway that you would be willing to share these same files in a jpeg format? As I would like to print mine from Costco :)

  • I absolutely love your idea and I would like to have these in a jpeg format also so I can have Costco print them for me.

  • I would love to use this idea but I can. Not get it to load the pins on my computer. Any suggestions on how to get them to open and print? I would like to send them to Costco to print also. I really wanted this by the first Sunday in January Thanks

  • I love this idea. Last year we did highs and lows everyweek but this would be a great change! Could you please email me your file. I cannot get the pins to open on my computer. Thank you so much!!

  • Thank you so very much for sharing all of this. Quite a bit of amazing work.

  • Very cool idea. I love the idea of having the girls share each pin as a spiritual thought. Thanks for the download!

  • I absolutely LOVE this idea! I am so excited to make this for our YW. I love that it allows the girls to show their personality in giving a spiritual thought! Thank you so much for sharing. You are amazing! :)
    PS- Can I get them in jpeg format. I am a fan of printing as photos!
    Thank You!!

  • This is amazing! Thank you so much!

  • Hello…I tried emailing you but there wasn’t a place to type my request…lol

    Could I please get a copy of your jpeg file for the pinlight board? It is so awesome!! Thank you for sharing :)

  • I would love these as a jpeg file so I can print them at Costco. Brilliant idea and beautiful work. Thanks for sharing.

  • Love this! I just got called as the YW Pres. and I need all the help I can get. Could you please email me the jpegs however? My printer uses too much ink so I’d like to go to Costco. Thank you again! I’m so greatfull for people like you!

  • I would love them in the jpg format. We are using this for our bulletin board this year so I want to get this printed asap. Thanks for all your hard work!!!!

  • I would love these as a jpeg file so I can print them at Costco. What an awesome idea and beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

  • This is wonderful. Always looking for ideas and this is a great one. I would love the PDF if still available.

  • Thanks so much for this! I love it! I was really looking for things to improve my girls’ knowledge of the standards. I have many non-members who come Wed. and Sun. and I need to teach the standards as often as possible. I would love the jpegs too please. I will be following you for more awesome ideas. :)


  • I would love a copy in jpg format. Please send to Thank you so much!

  • I would love the jpg format. Awesome idea

  • Can I get the j peg as soon as you can send? I LOVE this idea! THANK YOU!!!

  • Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful idea!!! Can’t wait to show to our girls on Sunday!

  • Thank you for all your hard work and effort in putting this great idea together. I’m going to start this on Sunday and I hope the girls like the idea as much as I do. Thank you also for making it available to all of us. THANK YOU!!!

  • What an awesome idea! Please email me the jpeg files also. Thanks a million for sharing.

  • I would love to have the jpegs for hall outside my daughters’ rooms! These are lovely. Brilliant idea.

  • Love the idea, but would like the Jpegs.
    thank you for sharing your creativity!!!

  • LOVE this idea! I am doing this for YW for the year. I am using a few of yours, but I am not computer savy and am not sure how to do this but I need an idea for… Sabbath Day Observance, Work and Self-Reliance, Go forward with faith, Agency & Accountability, Entertainment & Media, Friends, Language, Choice & Accountability, Good Works and Virtue. ANY ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for your super creative ideas and for sharing them with us! :)

    • Lacey,
      I honestly Googled many of the key words till I found an image I liked. I also went to’s media page and used some of their photos and put a tag on them. I love the words you came up with. I’ll see if I can come up with a few more pins using them. Give me some time, I’ll get them up in a few weeks.

  • I’m excited to use this idea. Please send me the .jpgs to Thank you so much for sharing!

  • I absolutely love this! How creative! Thank you so much for sharing! Would love to have the jpegs!

  • Wow! The support for this project has been overwhelming! If you want the JPEGS, I added them at the bottom of the post for easy downloading. I would love to know where in the world everyone that downloads this is from! If you wouldn’t mind leaving a comment as to where you are, state or country are enough, that would be awesome! I had an email for the JPEGs for Bejing China!!! Thanks for checking out my Pinlight board :)

    • Yorba Linda , CA!!! Definetely using it!!! Costo here I come! really, you are amazing!!!

  • Ashland,Ohio
    I love the idea and would like to use it for the year. I, also, cannot download the jpegs. I know you must be a very busy lady! Is it possible for you to send it to my email as an attachment? I am grateful that you are so blessed with many talents!

    • Joanne, Thanks! They should be in your inbox.

  • Amanda,
    Thank you. I took your advise and found a few. I am looking forward to seeing what you come up with also. Thanks for your help! :)

  • LOVE IT! Using it at mutual!!!

  • Amanda!…what a great idea!We would like to do it as well!..Can you send me the pins, please?

  • I’m so hyped about this. Thanks so much! I think it will really catch on. We are using this for our Wednesday evening devotionals and we will be using the boys as well.

  • I love this! The idea is brilliant and the pictures are stunning. I am not in YW, but I am going to use this for FHE. I plan to take out a few of the pins that my children wouldn’t be as familiar with. Thank you so much for sharing all of your files. I, of course, Pinned It! (Utah)

  • Just wanted to let you know I have introduced the Pinlight Board to our YW in Brisbane, Australia and we are loving it. We use it as our thought for opening exercises on Sunday.
    Thanks a million!!

  • eeek i just got called again to be yw president and i freaking love this idea .. i printed it out and this week it will be up.. thank you so much :)

  • This is amazing. Thank you so much. As a full time employee and Yw president. It really saves me time. Thank you!

  • this is such a cool idea and we just did our bulletin boards up for our room..the girls are gonna love it…thanks so much for sharing
    B.C. Canada

  • I especially like the picture of the Salt Lake temple with the overlay saying “If this isn’t your castle then you’re not my handsome prince.” I wondered if I could just print those out on 5×7 or 8×10 photo paper for my YW?

    • Jen,
      I did not make up ANY of the pins for the Pinlight board. I found them all by Googling or searching Pinterest key words and adding them to the board. There are some very creative and talented graphic artists out there. Try searching for the original in order to get a great quality image.

  • saw this on pinterest and LOVE this idea! i think it is fabulous!!!! thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

  • I love this! How creative and how NOW! The girls had better have loved this because it’s the MOST creative thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    • Thanks Belinda, it’s been fun to see the girls reactions to new pins put up each week.

  • You are so kind to share! This may work for our girls camp this year. How fun!

  • Just found this and LOVED it! I would like to change it a bit and make it into a gratitude board for families to use at Thanksgiving. We would do this as a Super Saturday project for our ward. I saw that there were blank pin cards at the end of the file. How do you go about adding a picture and title on those? There are many we can already use, but need to have some that are geared to younger Primary children. Thank you!

  • I LOVED this idea but want to adapt it to Super Saturday Thanksgiving project with some additional pictures for primary age children. It would be a gratitude board and add a picture a day during November. How do you add pictures and text to the templates at the bottom of the file?

  • Thanks for creating such high quality visuals! I serve in a Spanish branch in New Mexico, and your ideas and superb visuals are just what I was looking for.

  • I thought you might like to see what we did with your awesome idea! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!

    • Cindy, Thanks SOO much for sending me this link! I always wonder what becomes of the stuff I put out into the world. Your board turned out great!

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