First I started by folding the brown paper sacks in half.
I punched holes in the middle and bound the book with cording.
After all of the pages were glued to he book, it was pretty full!
Every other page opened and created a keepsake pocket for pictures or mementos. I tried to place the memories that I knew I had pictures or other keepsakes for at these locations so they could be inserted into these pockets.
They aren't perfect and if I do another paper bag book, I will make it about half the size. These were just too fat and hard to insert the last few pages correctly. I also think I might make the pages a little larger than the paper sack in height so that they can cover that edge. I worked on these books every night the week before Christmas (9:30-12:00) and finished them on Christmas Eve Eve and Christmas Eve. I could get used to having the time to be crafty like this, but it would be nice if I could do it during the day rather than after everyone has gone to bed!
Brandon was also creative on Christmas Eve when he found his childhood legos and created this: