J's classmate had a birthday party last weekend and J picked out a set of legos for him. It was packaged in a box with a plastic car lid on one side. Due to its odd shape I was originally planning to make a drawstring bag to put it in, but I ran out of time. So instead I whipped out some wrapping paper (from Ikea) and folded the paper around the perimeter of the odd end and covered the plastic binding running down the center with a piece of twill tape.
I've been wrapping lots of gifts lately so I'll be sharing throughout the week.
>> last minute reusable trick-or-treat bags >> I made them pretty small [8"x10"] so they would fill up faster...hence less sweets >> oh, and I let the boys pick out a handful of their favorite candies and they traded the rest for a new box of legos >>
I have folder upon folders of photographs on my hard drive, a majority
of which have never been printed out let alone placed inside a photo
album. But this is one of my goals in life, to have a collection of
family photo albums, something I can pass down to the boys. My favorite
albums to use are Kolo albums, particularly the Catalina albums. They are really well made and come in a variety of colors.
When I was in Korea I came across these simple kraft photo albums which I think make perfect gifts for grandparents or family members.
I put together a little album of our time in Korea for some family members,
highlighting our adventures in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Macau.
There are 16 double-sided pockets so they hold 32 photographs, which I feel makes it a relatively easy project to finish in a
few hours. I cut out cardstock to fit each pocket and designed some
coordinating labels to write down little captions for the photographs.
And for some pages I just slid in a photograph, no caption needed.
I also found a nifty album that can be used to hold business cards ...