Jan 4, 2013 - Churchy Stuff    11 Comments

Girl On Fire {2013 YW Bulletin Board}

While hunting around on Pinterest, I found a great site called “Better than we Deserve” where Ramona made “Girl on Fire” t-shirts for YW camp.  I loved the idea of merging pop culture (The Hunger Games books) and the gospel.  I think it grabs the girls interests and transforms it into a new way of looking at the world.  Anyway, I took Ramona’s idea and turned it into our bulletin board for 2013.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

You probably recognize the logo in the center, it is the Young Woman torch that has been around forever.  I also found a pin on Pinterest that called the logo “The Original Girl on Fire”.  Below the torch are matches or what I call fire starters.  The Young Women are on fire with the Holy Ghost and the matches are ways they can start their fire or keep it burning strong and bright.  All of the values are listed as well as a few other examples of ways to increase your fire light.

Materials Needed:

  • 3 12X12 sheets of red, orange, and copper card-stock (I found this heavy sparkly stuff at JoAnn on sale for 60 cents each)
  • 3 pieces of 8 1/2 X 11 yellow or tan card-stock (I used three different shades for interest also on sale for 20 cents each)
  • 2 pieces of 8 1/2 X 11 red card-stock (again I used two different colors and love the linen texture I found for 20 cents each)
  • 1 piece of 8 1/2 X 11 silver or gold paper
  • Black background (I used fabric, but I recommend butcher paper)
  • Double sided foam stickers

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

Start by printing off the Torch logo.  The template will print on four pages.  Cut it out and tape it together.  Turn the card-stock upside down and place your pattern upside down.  Trace it with a pencil and cut it out.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

Next cut the remaining pieces of the 12X12 card-stock into 8 1/2 X 11 so they will fit in your printer.  Then print the letters for “Girl on Fire” on  the BACK side of the card-stock   It will be reversed so that when you cut it out, the glittery side will be correct.  The letters are a pain to cut out, but the results look awesome.  If you are lucky enough to have a Cricut or Silhouette, you can do this there as well.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

Print off the words for the matchsticks on the three pieces of yellow or tan paper (I had a different plan initially, so mine are in red, orange and yellow.  The red and orange were scrapped and I re-printed them in two shades or yellow).  Next print off the matchstick tops with the printed section on the back side of the paper.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

For the install, I covered our natural bulletin board with black fabric (a royal pain, but I had it already) I suggest black butcher paper.  Then with tiny foam stickers laid Girl on Fire across the top.  Centered the torch and flame and stuck them on with the foam stickers as well.  Then laid out the match sticks like they were in a match book across the bottom.  Depending on the shape of your space, you could arrange them lots of ways.  This fit most of the matches I had made and I threw the rest away.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

If you wanted an interactive board, you could have the Young Women choose one match a week and describe how it can make her a “Girl on Fire” and then attach it to the board until it is filled up.  This could be a spiritual thought for opening exercises.

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

I love how it turned out and can’t wait to show it to our Young Women tomorrow!

2013 Girl on Fire Young Women Bulletin Board

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11 Comments

  • This is absolutely stunning! What an awesome you did and I’m sure it will be inspirational to the young ladies! Thanks for sharing this!

    • Thanks Cindy! The girls loved it when they walked in on Sunday. Their excitement really makes it all worth it.

  • This looks even better in person! Amanda, thank you for all you do in young womens. You are very talented and we are so lucky to be the beneficiaries of many of your good idea’s and projects.

  • Love it! I have been trying to figure out how to update ours and this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  • Just wanted to say thank you for posting this and sharing! We used this idea tonight for the New Beginnings my daughter was in charge of and it was a huge hit! We utilized a painted canvas as we did not have a bulletin board to use and it turned out beautifully!

  • Thanks for the link up. I am just honored that anyone could find a spark of inspiration in what we did and make it even better (case in point- your powerful bulletin board)
    I was amazed how often the things we did, quotes we gave, and devotionals fit so easily into this idea of being “On Fire” and standing for something. Even the Bishop commented on it in his testimony. It really was something that grabbed their attention, but then delivered the message we wanted.
    Thanks for stopping by!
    Time to get going on this year’s ideas…….

  • Thanks so much for posting this. I’m not the craftiest Young Womens president but I’m fooling everyone with this lovely board decor.

    • Bonnie, I’m so glad you found this then! My YW loved it, I’m sure yours will too.

  • Thanks for the idea! I will translate and use here in my Ward in São Paulo-Brasil!!

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