Crafty Gifts

Good morning! Hope everyone is awaking from their food coma! I don’t know about you but I’m so sick of leftovers I could *yak* at the sight of ham or green bean casserole. We had to order pizza last night to normalize our systems 🙂

I’ve already shared my homemade tags and tins that I gave away as gifts. But I thought I’d share a few more items I made this year. I was lucky to get these babies completed before the big day! It was a busy holiday season (doesn’t everyone say that?).

Altered tin for my best friend from high school:

Inside this tin there was a mini-accordion album. Here’s the front:

Here’s the back:

Then I made my cousin a 6 x 6 recipe book. She’s always asking for my various recipes so I figured that I would create a compilation as a gift. Here is the cover. The inside photos didn’t come out very well. Picture a two page layout with the ingredients on one side and the steps on the other. The embellishments and papers were all from a kit I found a JoAnn Fabric.

Then I made my friend who hosted her annual Christmas dinner party a little altered band-aid box as well. I’m really pleased with how this one turned out:

It looks much better in person.

The top of the tin:

Mini-album that was inside:

I put the photos from her birthday party in it.

I think I’m hooked on altering band-aid tins! They’re so fun to make. When my new scrapbook area is complete, watch out! The band-aid tin above was my first attempt ever. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Yay! Now I just need to order some more “blanks” so I can make more. I’m really curious to try out scrapbooking paint on my altered item projects.

Sounds like another trip to the craft store is at hand!