Crafts! Crafts! Crafts!
Step One: Buy Supplies! I had made these darling accordian style mini-scrapbooks the year Devin was in Four-Year Pre-School for his teacher and the two aides. I made one for myself too, but never added the pictures :). After making the cinnamon ornaments, I thought about this little book and thought it would be fun to make them with Devin and figured I'd even include his friend. He can take it home and give it to his mom for Christmas!
Step Two: Try not to rip hair out as you explain how to fold and attach squares!! Eventually I just took over and folded their paper and attached them. It was much easier :). And I still have my hair. And my sanity! I forgot how time-consuming these little things are! So I decided to make the darn things and then just let the boys do the decorating. It's much easier that way :)! Devin did help me with the stitching on his. Of course it became a race to see who could get all the way around one square! We tied :)!
The Finished product! I think these things are just the cutest things! And with pictures inside...they make for wonderful handmade gifts. The only problem that I have with this is you have to cut some of the pictures so small. But then I just had a thought! If you did want to use most of the picture you could cut it in half, or where ever it would look right, mount the first half in the top section and then mount the second half in either the section right below or right across! Like say Devin was opening a present you could have him on one side and the present on the other or below! I think that would look really cool like that. I'll have to get out a pic from last year and experiment! Who doesn't love to look at pictures? It's a nice and fun little way to display a few moments forever captured.
Tuesday, me and my mom will be making ours :)!