Something all us girls have is a magazine. If you don’t you probably know a girlfriend that has stacks of them. I’m one of those girls! When I moved to California two of my moving boxes had just magazines in them. Sad! I know that is ludicrous, and I’m ashamed of that fact (hangs head in shame).
But let me tell you a secret. Magazines are not just for reading. Fast forward months later: Putting some good use into those magazines, hence the reason behind this post. I use them to make my vision boards, bookrack, and scrapbook projects.
Since the holidays are approaching fast I thought I would share a scrapbook project I’ve been working on. This would be a great Christmas present. Bonus: It’s fun, easy, and inexpensive. I’m such a sucker for reminiscing too.
My scrapbook is dedicated to my husband, and it’s something we can enjoy for years. It’s a piece of history. I filled my scrapbook with movie stubs, games we’ve played like “Hangman,” restaurant receipts, plane tickets, and more. I even kept gift-wrapping paper! Yes that went in the scrapbook too. I’m such a hoarder; in this case it’s a good thing.
A scrapbook would be a great present for family or friends. Once you settle on your theme you’re ready to get started.
• Photos (optional)
• Glue, tape, or both
• Stickers, jewels, or other craft materials for extra decor
• Keepsake Items (ticket stubs, restaurant receipts, games, pictures, etc.)
• Photo Album (I purchased mine here on Amazon.)
1. Measure your photo album slots with your ruler. Make sure there is enough room for you to easily slide the paper in and out. I used magazines as paper inserts because I am using them as the base for my collages.
2. Once you determine the measurements draw them with your ruler onto your magazine sheets and cut them out.
3. Cut out the photos, words, or whatever else you want to use from magazines and/or your personal collection.
4. Start placing your decor on your magazine insert. Fiddle around with them until you decide on their permanent placement.
5. Glue your decor in place.
6. Once finished with your page collage, place the insert inside the photo album slot.
7. Repeat, until finished.
A scrapbook is the gift that keeps on giving. Check out some pages from my scrapbook. I absolutely love it!