I am a huge fan of Journal Your Christmas and I think this year is my eigth year and so it always a challenge to try and do something different.
I love Christmas and can happily find things to document every year, but I do enjoy a twist on the theme.
In February last year my mothin in law gave me an old Yankee Candle box. Everyone who knows me knows I am a sucker for old boxes. This was so cute I knew straight away I wanted to use it for my Journal Your Christmas this year and I knew it meant I could journal all about Christmas in our home - our decorations.
This was the box at the start of the process - good and sturdy but it had to be covered as it was too bright for me and had printing all over the back.
I took it apart and covered it
The photo behind the plastic at the front is a photo of the door to my dolls' house. Yes, of course my dolls' house is decorated for Christmas!
The box was a piece of cake to cover but the roof was an absolute nightmare and has many many flaws. However I have tried to convince myself the flaws just add to the whimsical homemade feel. I haven't QUITE convinced myself!
and this is the journal inside.
I have said it before ... and no doubt I will say it many more times ... don't throw boxes away. They are the perfect thing to re-use for all sorts of creative projects.
Enjoy your Christmas crafting, whatever form it takes x