"Temple Worthy" Garment Bag

It’s nearly August, and summer is flying by! I can hardly believe it, but here we go with August’s visiting teaching idea. The theme this month is “Our Responsibility to Be Worthy of Temple Worship”, and can be found in it’s entirety here. I made a miniature temple garment bag with the first part of the quote by Silvia H. Allred:

“The covenants we make with the associated ordinances we receive in the temple become our credentials for admission into God’s presence. These covenants elevate us beyond the limits of our own power and perspective. We make covenants to show our devotion to build up the kingdom. We become covenant people as we are placed under covenant to God. All the promised blessings are ours through our faithfulness to these covenants. . . . “

You can make your own dress and bag by downloading the file here. Print on the white side of an 8.5 x 11″ piece of scrapbook paper. Trim as shown above, starting at the bottom, following the dotted line, then going around the folding guides as you cut up.

Fold your bag where the small horizontal guide lines are placed. Once,

then somersault it on top of the first fold,

and then fold the top fold down over the bottom folds.

Trim the folding guides away, and cut on the dotted line here – that is where the hanger that holds the dress will poke through.

I also made a little pocket to put the portion of the quote that talks about our covenants being our credentials for admission into God’s presence. I thought it appropriate to put the little card into a pocket like what might be used for a temple recommend. I just adhered the pocket and the lace with double sided-tape.

Insert the hanger into the slit you made, and the dress will fold in half with the card.

I trimmed out my bag by cutting the top flap to a slight point, then taping lace on with double-sided tape. I also used a white gel pen to make little stitch marks around the edges. Not necessary, but it is a nice finishing touch. You now have a sweet little temple bag to share with your sisters!

post edit: Here is another goodie to add to your temple bags: I wrapped a small packet of tissues with a strip of matching paper and tied it to my bag with a ribbon. It’s always nice to have a tissue at the temple!

Have a great month and please say, “hi!” if you download this idea. I love hearing from you.

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44 Responses to "Temple Worthy" Garment Bag

  1. Hollidays says:

    so cute =-)

  2. Lana says:

    Thank you so much! This is adorable and I know my sisters will love it.

  3. Grammie Star Wars says:


    I was just thinking about August and wondering when we would have a talented sister share a fabulous idea.

    Well here it is!!!

    Thank you so much a fabulous idea for our sisters.

    GSW Sister Grammie Star Wars ;.)

  4. CraftCrave says:

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. Cara says:

    Thank you so much! You are an angel to do this every month and I can't wait to share it!

  6. KYLIA says:

    Absolutely adorable and get the point across so well! Thanks for your inspiration, it inspires me to do a better job!

  7. MuaHRi says:

    You are sooo BEE SMART!! I am also so inspired to magnify my calling! thank you so much sister!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Great idea – will definitely use it. Thanks so much!

  9. Anonymous says:

    This is a great idea! Thanks for all of your hard work. I really appreciate the help each month.

  10. Tiffany says:

    I love this! Such a great idea!

  11. imbeingheldhostage says:

    Wonderful idea, thank you!

  12. MikesDork says:

    This is super cute… I printed it, cut it and hope to mail it tomorrow!

  13. ♥June♥ says:

    Thank you for sharing your talent and allowing me to use your ideas-they are simple, fun and your instructions are easy to follow. I come here every month to see what new project you've completed. I just finished making one I am going to use tomorrow morning. It took me 15 minutes (including print time) to make. I did not use the lace (which I love) because mine was made on a double sided floral print-I love the way it turned out. Thanks again for your willingness to share your creative projects with me, one of your not so talented nor imaginative copy cats! May you be richly blessed!!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Fran said…
    Thank-you so much for your wonderful ideas, they are very much appreciated by myself and the Sisters I visit.!!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing your awesome talents! I'm not good with coming up with creative ideas but LOVE putting them together:)

  16. Darth Mama says:

    You are amazing.

  17. S. Tallman says:

    Love, love, love this, and I know the sisters I visit will love it, also! Thank you so very much for this wonderful idea!

  18. Debbie says:

    Thank you soooo much for sharing this!! What a very cute idea. My sisters will love it!

  19. hEiDi says:

    This turned out super cute! Thank you!


    This is so adorable, your ideas make me look so good! –I reluctantly give you credit, though… 🙂

  21. Emby The Brat says:

    once again I LOVE your ideas. Thanks so much

  22. Wes, Ash and Parker Dotson says:

    Awesome Idea! Thanks so much!

  23. Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much!! I just love these ideas! Keep them coming!!

  24. Anonymous says:

    I love this idea, How Cute! Your very creative, Thanks for sharing!!;)

  25. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for sharing!! I absolutely love this idea :))

  26. Sally says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. I am having a problem with the download. It doesn't happen. Everything worked yesterday, but I didn't have time to print it. Do you have any ideas. Thanks again, Sally

  27. Kristin says:

    Sally, I just tested the link and it worked fine for me. I don't know why it wouldn't open for you, sorry!

  28. Anonymous says:

    Loved the idea! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us. So creative and FUN! I can't wait to see all the other fun ideas you come up with. Have a great day! Alicia –

  29. Anonymous says:

    What fun! I feel like I am scrapbooking! I have used your website for a few months now and am very happy to give the sisters I visit such a special reminder of the message. Thanks so much for coming up with such great ideas! I'm from Kansas.

  30. Texan Joy says:

    Yep….I loved it too and can't wait to VT this month! Thanks for all you do! Hugs…

  31. Emily says:

    I LOVE it! So creative and cute!

  32. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! Can't wait to VT!

  33. orhedricks says:

    You make Visiting Teaching so easy! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. I use them each month.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Wow– this is such a perfect idea. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with all of us. You are so creative!

  35. Erica Mangum says:

    Thanks for the cute Idea!!! I love your site!!

  36. Margaret says:

    I love this idea! I love your website. I check it every month and it gets me excited about visiting teaching to my sisters! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  37. Stanto says:

    Just made my temple garment bag and LOVE it! you are amazing . Thank you for the inspiration!

  38. Erickson Family says:

    Thank you I am so loving your blog I wish I'd known about it sooner:)

  39. Jami says:

    What a fabulous idea!This is perfect for my sisters that I can't seem to get a hold of but I want to share the message. Thank you.

  40. udycutie says:

    It is the end of the month… and once I again I am turning to you for some inspiration!! THANK YOU!! This is a simple, yet impactful way to share this month's visiting teaching message. Many of the sisters that I visit are inactive, but I feel that the way this message is presented is non-threatening. THANKS!

  41. Amanda Orme says:

    So cute and found, made, and delivered on almost the last day. Easy to follow instructions! Great work. Very creative.

  42. Adriane says:

    Thank you so much for all of your great ideas! I love having somewhere to find good ideas since I have so little time to come up with my own ideas. So busy with Girl Scouts and PTA

  43. Kim says:

    You always have such cute ideas!! Thanks!

  44. Sherry says:

    I love this idea!! I love all of your ideas!!! You are so talented and such a sweetheart to share.

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