Christmas keepsake album is a fun Christmas craft.
Learn how to make holiday memory keepsake album here.
Christmas Keepsake Album
If you hate throwing your Christmas cards away every year, the idea of making a Christmas keepsake album will surely woo you. Most of us like to keep our Christmas cards and letters for remembrance, so that we can look through cheering memories of the past and smile. However, often, we have to throw them away, because of the cluttered look they start giving in a few years. However, creating a Christmas keepsake album will solve the storage problem to quite an extent. The album will help you to store, organize and preserve your memories in a very creative and innovative way. It can even be divided into sections, allowing you to record moments of five to six years together. Know more about making a Christmas keepsake album.
How to Make Holiday Memory Keepsake Album
Things You Will Need
- Dark Red Cardstock
- Collection of Christmas Cards and Letters
- Two-Hole punch
- Dark Red Satin Wire Ribbon
- Start by Cutting out little characters, scenes, holiday greetings, signatures of those who have sent the cards. you can also cut out things that you feel is worth keeping from the Christmas cards.
- Now start making a collage of these Christmas card cutouts on the card stock.
- These can be placed in an overlapping manner in order to make album cover pages.
- Brush a coat or more of decoupage over the card cutouts glued on the card stock with an aim to give them the desired finish.
- You may choose from several finishes such as antique finish that gives vintage look to your card cutouts or glossy finish that actually makes them shine. The decoupage preserves them too.
- Let it dry for 10 minutes and you may apply another coat of decoupage finish. Keep repeating the process until you get the desired results.
- Applying more coats also mean hard album cover pages. Make two of them for the front cover page and back cover page.
- When the pages dry up, punch holes in them and lace the ribbon through the holes to keep it safe.
- Punch holes through your Christmas letters and place them from oldest to most recent in your Christmas keepsake album and add a big red bow to the ribbons.