Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Handmade Holiday- Monster Book of Monsters

Monday, December 17, 2012

Handmade Holiday- Monster Book of Monsters

I've been feeling pretty crafty lately, so this year I decided to go more towards giving hand made Christmas gifts to my family. I'd like to share a few of them with you this week. First I will start with the photo album I made for my oldest daughter. This craft was inspired by our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. As I have mentioned, she is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, so I was taking a mass amount of photos on that trip so she could remember every detail. My camera battery died half way through the day and I had to resort to using mine and my husband's camera phones for the rest of the day. I knew that when we got home and I developed the photos I wanted to put them in an album and give them to her as a gift. As we were walking through one of the shops, inspiration hit. I saw this Monster Book of Monsters right in the middle of Dervish & Bangles.

harry potter

Why pass her a boring photo album when I can make my own Monster Book of Monsters?

I bought a plain black photo album from Michael's for $7, a bag of marbles for $1, felt for about $1, and some fuzzy material for $4 for 1/4 a yard from Joanne's, so this project cost about $13. I already had some polymer clay on hand, so I made some gnarly teeth to add to the book.

harry potter

harry potter


It was a fun little way to add more of a Harry Potter touch to the photos. I hope she likes it!

Have you made any handmade gifts this year?




13 comments:

  1. Oh my god, she's gonna LOVE it. How cool. You're much more crafty than I am. I used to scrapbook A LOT, but I haven't touched it in about 6 months and now, I am so far behind that I am thinking about listing all my stuff on eBay and just selling it all.

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  2. This is one of the more creative ideas I've ever seen!

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  3. Very creative Theresa! Your daughter is going to be thrilled. I need to start crocheting again. I remember the days when Janine and I would crochet a lot of centrepieces, three piece table sets and runners. Have yourself a wonderful Monday.

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  4. OMG Theresa!!! She's going to go crazy when she opens that!!! That's amazing! You are SOOOO crafty...I wish I was! I'm making handmade gifts (with the help of my son) for his teachers this year...I just haven't narrowed it down yet LOL. I'd like to make more though :)

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  5. I really think she'll like it. You're so crafty...I don't know if I could have pulled this off!

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  6. I want my friends and family to still love me after the holiday, so I spare them my attempts at being crafty. ;)

    This looks fantastic though, and I bet your daughter's going to LOVE it!

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  7. oh my gosh!! you are so talented and creative. what great gift!! good for you and her. i cannot make anything fun..

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  8. what a brilliant idea! she is sure to go wild with joy when she gets it on Christmas! you are such a great mum :)

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  9. Oh how fun!! What a great idea you had. I have hardly had time to do any crafts this year.... Maybe 2013 I will craft more.

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  10. She's gonna LOVE it Theresa!! How awesome is this?!!! Your an awesome mom :))

    I've made a burlap table runner, three yarn wrapped wreaths, more elf skirts, and soon many, many cookies.

    Happy times!

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  11. That is such a cool and thoughtful gift! You are so talented Theresa. :)

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  12. That is fun!

    I made little portfolio kits for the boys. They love art, so I think they will use their mini rulers, mini triangles, circle stencils and scratch board kits.

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