Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Alter It: Deconstructed December Daily

or something like that...

Around the holidays it is hard to find time to create.  I love the idea of a December Daily and want to make one, but then I look at the calendar and it is December 19...and I haven't started.

I also find it too hard to do something holiday related each day...I am barely making it through dinner some nights.

So I decided to create a keepsake box. I altered an old Maya Road tin so it would be a pretty display for treasured Christmas photos.  This particular box is housing pictures of our elf, Dash.  It is one tradition my kids adore.  I like the idea of opening a tin and finding journaling cards and photos.

Here is the outside of the tin.  I have it out on a table now and it adds nicely to my Christmas decor.  I used a super simple design, layering my favorite patterns from the Christmas Cheer collection by Lily Bee.  I went with the "A Christmas Story" card because it really sums up my theme.

When you open the tin, you find the stack of photos and cards inside.  Again, I kept it all simple, yet cute!  I altered some journaling cards and/or just wrote on them.
I love how this little box captures a big tradition in our house.  I think it could easily be made into a cute gift...imagine all of grandma's favorite Christmas memories or even photos of cherished recipes. 
This is a December daily I can handle.

1 comment:

  1. Cute project Stacey! I am barely making dinner as! Love this idea!


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