December 4, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gifts - Oopsey Daisy

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.
* Scissors.
* Distressing ink.
* Ribbon.
* 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!
Happy holidays!


  1. What a fantastic idea, not to mention totally cute!

  2. Thank you SO much for having me, Michele! I am loving all of the fabulous ideas in your Handmade Christmas!

  3. What a really fun idea to give to extended family.


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