Monday, November 16, 2015

Mini Album Monday #66- Gratitude Album Made From Paint Chips

Today I'm going to show you how to make a very simple and cheap mini album.
It's so cheap because it's made from paint chips- and they're free at home improvement stores!

Isn't it cute?
One of my favorite hymns is "Count Your Blessings."
That's exactly what we'll be doing with this album- with each member of our family.
I think it's so important to think about what we're grateful for.

I started with six paint chips that measure 3"x 5".
I used letter stickers for the title.

Then I covered the backs of each of them with harvest colored pattern papers.
I used two different patterns and alternated them.

It's important to cover the backs because they're quite visible when flipping through the book.

Then I printed the names of all my family members at the top of each paint chip.
I used letter stamps and Staz On ink.

I had each person make a list of their blessings.
  We used a Sharpie marker so the ink wouldn't smear.

I stayed with fall colors and chose paint chips in green, gold, and brown. 

I wrote everyone's ages in small print in the bottom right corner.
That way when we read this years from now, we'll know when in our lives we did this.

I even added a page for our dog because she's such a big part of our family.

I also added this year's date in the lower corner.

Finally I bound the pages together with a piece of twine.

That's it!
Make one of your own.
It will become a family treasure- I promise!

Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; 
He is their strength in the time of trouble.
Psalm 37:39

This post is linked to Between Naps on the PorchTip Junkie,
Tatertots and Jello, and The Dedicated House.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Cute idea. And Simple!!
But what is a body pump, listed on your list? And K-12?? Couldn't figure that out! I know you home school so thought it was kindergarten-12.
Your sons "good looks" was great!!
Love the "dog" list too!!