Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of Creating Christmas with The Girl Creative! I'm excited to show you today a great, simple and inexpensive Christmas gift that I recently made. I love giving homemade and handmade Christmas gifts because they are usually more cost efficient and show you have put some time, energy and thought into a special gift.
I made these mini scrapbook albums for my family members to showcase some photos of my children throughout this past year.
You will need a piece of cardboard (box flaps work great), fabric, ribbon and cardstock.
Here is the how to:
1. Cut the cardboard to a 6 inch by 13 inch piece. Score and fold at 6 inches from each end making a 1 inch binding.
6. Then I cut a piece of black ribbon to coordinate with my fabric and glued it to the back of the photo album.
Now with your finished album you can just wrap and give as is to someone who might like to make their own scrapbook pages or fill with photos and give to grandparents - what grandmother doesn't like a photo album filled with photos of their grandchildren?
Cost: Cardboard (Free with all the boxes being delivered to my house for Christmas)
Fabric ($1.99 a yard on sale at Joanne's - one yard makes three albums)
Cardstock 0.40 when purchased in bulk from Close To My Heart. (used four sheets)
Ribbon ($1.99 a roll at Joanne's - used about 1/6 of the roll)
Total per album is less than $3
Check out some of my other homemade/handmade gifts here
|Paper Flower Ball|
|Paper Flower Wreath|
|Yarn wreath with felt flowers|
|Fabric Flower and Elastic Headband|
|Handmade Notecard set|
|Homemade Vanilla Extract with Handmade Gift Tags|
Come back tomorrow when I'll post some great Christmas cards ideas (most of which I got off of pinterest)! Don't forget to check out Cooking with Cricut for Day 5 of 25 Days of Christmas Crafting for some fun giveaways, free digital stamps and tons of Christmas project ideas!
|Free File (over at Cooking with Cricut)|