Hello! I am so excited to join in the Handmade Christmas Celebration with my pal, Michele. I have been truly inspired by the projects I've seen so far.
My name is Alison, and I am the crazy lady behind Oopsey Daisy. Mr. Oopsey Daisy travels all week, so Oopsey Daisy is my creative outlet! I love to craft, sew, bake, and share ideas for teaching toddlers at home. Today I am sharing a darling (and CHEAP!) stocking stuffer idea with you.
I just finished these photo bookmarks for Little Man's grandparents. Two weeks ago, my family moved from an apartment into a house, and I am busy unpacking, organizing, shopping, and (my favorite!) decorating. Time is very short this holiday season, so I love a short-and-sweet project!! Come join me to see how to make your own!
I was thrilled when I discovered a package of these cardstock bookmarks at Michael's. I immediately knew that they would make the perfect stocking stuffers. I think they cost me a $1. You will also need:
* Photo's of your little guy or doll. (I had Costco print a few sheets of wallets.)
* Scrapbook paper.
* Mod podge.
* Distressing ink.
* Photo corners.
* Any other fun embellishments!
I have a new craft pal. This Fiskar's scallop punch is my new best friend! After cutting strips of coordinating scrapbook papers, I dressed up some of the strips with scalloped edges.
I used mod podge and layered all the scrapbook strips to create a little collage. I tied a fun glittery Christmas ribbon through the hole at the top. The new My Mind's Eye Christmas pack was the star of the this project! I love this collection!
Now for the fun part! I wanted to make 4 bookmarks (one for each grandparent), so I decorated the front side of each bookmark a little differently. I distressed the edges just a bit, and then cut the photos down to size. I used some photo corners to really show off the pictures. Let's be honest--that's the best part about the whole project!
I think this little stocking stuffer will be sure to please! In fact, I wouldn't mind making a few more photo bookmarks so I can keep one for myself! Here are a few more pictures of the final product:
Michele, thank you so much for having me here today... and enjoy your own handmade Christmas! I hope you will come stop by for more Oopsey Daisy fun!