Today I have a fun tutorial to share with you, so read on to find out how to make a piece-of-cake stocking stuffer!
I like to take it easy on the weekends! For yesterday's book, we read If You Take a Mouse to the Movies. It may not sound Christmas-ey, but it is full of holiday charm! Plus, my Little Man is literally obsessed with the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" series, so this book was definitely magical for him! For our activity, we watched a movie and popped popcorn. You could take it a step farther and make popcorn garlands, but I think we'll wait a year or two for that!
We are HUGE Mercer Mayer fans at our house, so today's book was a hit! We read Merry Christmas, Mom and Dad... the story of a little critter who tries awfully hard to do nice things for his parents for Christmas!
Today I am sharing an easy gift for your kids to give to Grandma, Grandpa, or even Mom and Dad! I shared these photo bookmarks at The Scrap Shoppe's Handmade Christmas last week.
Time is very short this holiday season, so I love a short-and-sweet project!! After getting Little Man's new photos, we decided to make a photo bookmark to give his grandparents. Trust me--this project was easy! Come see!
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:
I think his grandparents will melt. At least I hope so!
And happy weekend!