DIY: Sweet, Sentimental Scrapbook

IMG_5983Looking for a fun and personalized gift? These scrapbooks can be put together in a few quick steps. All you need is an hour or so of free time and your creative mind!

You will need:

  1. Glue stick or hot glue gun(double sided tape or regular tape can work too but glue is more ideal)
  2. Photographs you wish to put in you scrapbook(size is dependent on the size of the scrapbook)
  3. One piece of ribbon that is the same length as the paper (ex. 12in paper= 12in long ribbon)
  4. Three 12in x 12in pieces of paper (or any square piece of paper. The scrap book will be about 1/4 of the size of the full piece of paper)
  5. Any other embellishments you wish to add to your scrapbook i.e. stickers, extra ribbon, cut-out shapes etc.

Steps:

  1. Take one of the square pieces of paper and fold in in half “hamburger” style both waysIMG_5960
  2. Fold the piece of paper and fold it in half diagonally one wayIMG_5963
  3. Repeat this process with the other two pieces of paper
  4. Take one of the pieces of paper and with it face it towards you so that the diagonal fold is horizontalIMG_5963
  5. With the paper facing towards you, take the two sides and fold them in so that the paper collapses into a squareIMG_5965IMG_5966IMG_5967
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with the other two pieces of paper
  7. Take two of the folded pieces of paper and face them towards each other so that the openings face each otherIMG_5969
  8. Take the bottom of the left square and the top of the right square and glue/tape them together (the left and right squares should be inside each other)IMG_5970IMG_5971IMG_5972
  9. With the two glued pieces of paper and the remaining paper, face them towards each other so that the openings face each otherIMG_5974
  10. Take the top of the left square and the bottom of the right square and glue/tape them together (they should be inside each other like the previous two)IMG_5975IMG_5976IMG_5977
  11. When it is unfolded, it should look like this:IMG_5978
  12. When the book has dried, take the piece of string and glue/tape the middle of the string to the middle of the top or bottom of the bookIMG_5988
  13. Now it’s time to add the photos and embellishments to your book. They can go on any part of the book, as long as they are not placed on a fold
  14. When you’re finished, flip the book over so that the paper square with the string on it is on the bottom. You can tie the strings together so that the book stays shut
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