You know how you always take a million photos on Halloween day of everyone all dressed up in their adorable costumes？ ？Well I thought that it would be fun to find a way to actually display the photos instead of just having them tucked away in scrapbooks or sitting on your computer!personalized gifts for dad
This is a little Halloween desktop countdown calendar! Today I’；ll show you how to build the basic structure then you can embellish it as you like! You could use the same plans to make a flip book for almost any occasion， but I think it would especially fun for Christmas!
To begin you will need：
–； 2 pieces of 8″；x8″； book board or VERY sturdy chipboard. I used 7gypsies black book board.–； 1 piece 8″；x8″； card stock in co-ordinating color–； 1 piece 8″；x8″； pattern paper–； 3pillow sham pattern， 2″； binder rings–； 10 photos， I printed mine in black and white and added some swirls in photoshop to a few of them before I printed them.
I also used the Close to My Heart All Sorts Mini album for the chipboard pages in the book， and a few colors of Glimmer Mist to make all of my supplies look more “；spooky”；.
You will also need various Halloween scrapbooking supplies.
Step 1：Take your 8″；x8″； piece of cardstock and score it down the center. Then fold it in half.
Then on each end measure in 1″； and score and fold the opposite way you folded your center.
Next using some super sticky tape (I like the thin line orange tape) tape your 2 8″；x8″； book board pieces to each of the 1″； flaps on the side. Secure WELL!
Next take your 8″；x8″； piece of pattern paper and score it down the center. Fold it in half with the right side facing out. (I ？used a punch to decorate the edges of this piece of pattern paper).
Bring the 2 bookboard edges up so that you form a triangle. ？Using sticky tape tape your pattern paper piece over the top of your book board.
It should look like this when you are done.
I went to look for fabric to make pillows from and was not happy with anything that I found. (You know how you get an idea in your head, then can’t find what you want). ? Then I remembered a tote bag my daughter bought a couple of years ago. It was this really great sunbleached canvas. ?I thought that maybe I could recreate the same look with colored canvas.
Today’s contributor is Terra?from Mama Says Sew.?All posts written by Terra?for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.?
Bit of a backstory before we begin. I enjoy up-cycling and making my own clothes when I have time, but I've had plenty of mishaps in making my own pattern pieces and ending up with garments not fitting right or not having the shape or cut I originally had in mind. Draping is a technique that is used to solve this problem which involves making pattern pieces with scrap fabric laid onto a dress form. However, buying a pre-made dress form was a bit difficult and quite expensive, so in order to save a bit of money, I decided to make my own.