I love how the holidays fall at the end of the year and in winter. For me it is a time to look inward, reflect on our year, and document. This is why I love using photos in Christmas decorating. I like to have a sprinkling of Christmas memories throughout the house.
I made these Christmas tree photo holders, which were featured on Bloesem Kids, last year.
Each pretty tree, decorated by Nola and Kira, is supported by a matchbox and contains a little accordion book of pictures and fun facts. As I am particularly sensitive to my girls (identical twins) being viewed as individuals, I made each girl their own tiny book which is all about them.
*Colored card stock
*Decorations - felt balls, stickers, or glittery glue
Step 1: Place the matchbox on the cardstock and draw a triangle for the tree – make sure the tree is big enough to hide the matchbox! If you are making lots of trees, make a pattern to draw around.
Step 2: Cut out the triangles and decorate. We used colored felt balls, but you could use stickers or glittery glue.
Step 3: Cut a piece of pretty paper to cover the matchbox. Attach the box to the back of the tree.
Step 4: Cut a piece of card stock to the height of the matchbox and 6 times as long as the box. Score and fold the card to create an accordion book.
Step 5: Personalize the accordion book with pictures, drawings or fun information about the year. Attach to the inside of the matchbox.