Hanukkah Altered CD Mini Album

Every year I create a Hanukkah mini album for the holiday photos and every year it stays empty. however this year i made a promise to myself to add all the photos!The mini album is created from CD’s in red and yellow colors which are two important elements that need explaining.   Many Jewish holidays revolve around eating specific, traditional foods: matzah for Passover, hamentaschen for Purim and challah bread for Shabbat. On Hanukkah, Jews celebrate the miracle of the oil in the Temple that miraculously lasted eight days when it was only enough for one.Accordingly, Hanukkah celebrations revolve around the miracle of oil and the menu features fried foods (not very healthy I know). Crispy fried potato pancakes take center stage at the beginning of a Hanukkah dinner, and in Israel and elsewhere, jelly donuts, called sufganiyot, are the most popular Hanukkah food. Both foods have round shape like a CD which makes it perfect for a Hanukkah mini …


  Inside: how to make a one page wonder interactive mini album   Sometimes I’m in a strange mood, on one hand I want to make a fun, original and complex project but on the other hand I don’t feel like taking out a lot of supplies and making a big mess. My solution… making a one page wonder interactive mini album!     ONE PAGE WONDER INTERACTIVE MINI ALBUM   This project is the highlight of mini albums! Not only does it have many pages and can fit at least 10 photos, but it has pockets and flaps AND it is made from only one sheet of double sided cardstock. Making all these pages and interactive elements from only one piece of 12″ x 12″ cardstock requires careful planning, cutting and measuring. The best way to build it is with a detailed sketch.       HOW TO MAKE AN INTERACTIVE MINI ALBUM FROM ONE PAPER     Start …


  Inside: how to recycle tp rolls and empty cardboard boxes into a desk organizer   I was recently asked by a fellow crafter to complete the sentence: “you know you are a crafter when: ___”. Well the answer for me was easy… when everything I see I immediately think how I can make it into something else and what kind of craft project I can make of it. This was true when I had to throw some tp rolls and empty cardboard boxes last week and I thought why don’t I make something out of them instead of throwing them away. So it happened I was in need of a new and improved desk organizer…     RECYCLE TP ROLLS AND CARDBOARD BOXES   When you’re a crafter and you care about the environment throwing away tp rolls and food packages seem like a terrible waste. That’s why recycling has become so popular and one person’s trash is another …

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