pillow sham pattern Halloween countdown calendar! customized baby gifts

 pillow sham pattern     |      2020-03-27 08:32

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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!

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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.