Sunday, November 11, 2007

Home Decor Gift

Do you ever use your Christmas gifts to decorate your home? I don't mean the gifts you received in years past from other people -- I'm talking about the gifts you are going to give others this year. I sometimes wrap gifts up in advance and place them under the various Christmas trees in the house just for decoration. In fact, sometimes I'm tempted to wrap empty boxes and use that as decoration.

So are any of you out there like me? If you are, then you'll understand why I'm so excited about the project I worked on today.

This is a scrapbook in a box decorated with a bow made out of our Dashing double sided designer paper. Isn't it pretty? Even if there was nothing useful inside it would be a fabulous decoration for your home!
But, of course, there is something inside! Once you take off the box lid the bottom explodes into a multi-layer scrapbook with 21 different panels you can decorate with photos and journaling (or with a stamped sentiment, like the one from Season of Joy I used inside the center panel of this box). I used more of the Dashing double sided designer paper to create the two inner layers of the scrapbook in a box so that there is very little need to add a lot of embellishments or mats, which means that finishing the scrapbook should be nice and easy!

The next two photos show what the reverse sides of the designer papers look like. I just love how everything coordinates! Wouldn't it be fun to set this out as a decoration and a showcase of past holidays? And wouldn't this little scrapbook in a box make a perfect gift? Just imagine a box sitting on top of each guest's plate at the start of Christmas dinner. You wouldn't even have to add any photos -- the guests could take away the box and personalize it themselves!

This super easy and quick hand-made gift will be one of the projects we'll be making at my Christmas Home Decor class this month. Check out the events page on my website for more information. Hope you can join me!

And if you would like to make multiples of these adorable 4x4" scrapbooks in boxes this year, you can get materials to make 16 of them for just $59 (shipping and tax included) . That's about $3.69 per gift! The price includes step by stap instructions plus the card stock, designer paper and sticky strip you will need to complete your projects. It does not include any stamps, ink, punches or gold cord. However, if you order these materials from me I will send you 16 coordinating tags with enough gold or silver cord to hang them from your "presents" and, if you'd like, 16 stamped and matted sentiments for your inside center panels. What a deal!

If you prefer to make the scrapbooks using different colors and different designer papers just let me know -- substitutions are just fine! (These would make adorable party favors for birthday parties, graduation parties or just about any occasion.)

Oh, and I forgot to mention last night, the $59.00 offer is good now through November 30 for customers with US addresses only. Enjoy!


dd2njoy said...

Oh Diane...I L O V E this!!!!!
That is a wonderful decor idea!!!
It's beautiful!!

Joyce Traub said...

I just love this Diane. How can I learn to do this??

Lisa said...

I LOVE the scrapboox in a box. Made one for my mom last year and it still sits on her living room end table. LOL Your bow is FAB, girl! :D TFS!