Monday, November 7, 2011

Minimalist Christmas: What I Made My Dad.



Because we didn't do a volume 6 Very Vancouver Christmas album this year (Yes we're back next year and please buy vols 1-5 and support the SPCA ~ HERE!), I had a wee bit more time to make or buy home made, hand crafted and up-cycled Christmas gifts.

For my Dad

My Dad:
1) ....is a crafty guy who often makes our gifts out of recycled thingamabobs (cool tree decorations etc).
2) ....has everything, and I mean literally one-of-everything.
3) ... is always up for a lark.
4) ....never reads my blog.

...and every year it becomes more and more difficult to come up with something for him at Christmas time - BUT this year I think I've nailed it.

It only cost 6$ to make, took about an hour of my time, and will maybe be the start of something really cool.

I used a few pieces of water color paper, a piece of photo mat board (all of which I had handy, but you can use anything), a printable calendar from http://www.etsy.com/shop/bubbo (5$), and a Chicago Screw (1$). (You could make the calendar yourself, but I didn't have time and like to support Etsy shops).

So calendar - minimalist and childishly simple - but - art stuff, and what I'll do is write a poem or something in a card with the idea that next year my dad uses the parts of this gift to make something for us. If we can keep this going, it will be cool to see how many evolutions we can make!

Now that's the spirit!

And, #NoBatteriesRequired ~