Making your own DIY scrapbook is always a crafty, nostalgic experience, even when you buy a base book and simply inset your own pages that you’ve decorated yourself. Fun scrapbooking supplies from your local craft store can be expensive sometimes, but there are always alternatives. Sometimes it’s even more fun to actually make your own scrapbook from scratch, or from more unconventional things!
Check out these 15 awesome and unique scrapbooks that are a little different than the pre-made books you’ll find at the store.
1. Wallet sized Valentine’s scrapbook
Many of the store bought scrapbook designs are very large and designed to be more like a full sized family photo album. If you live in a small space or you’d like to be able to leave the scrapbook out for guests to browse as they please, however, then a smaller design might make more sense. That’s why I’m such a big fan of this smaller version! Check out how Wedding Chicks made it using wallet-sized photo prints.
2. Father’s Day memory book
guides you through the process of making a scrapbook that your kids can help you with in order to make the perfect Father’s Day gift! This adorable little memory book is the perfect way to collect all of your favourite pictures of your husband and your kids (or maybe your father and you) in one place. Check out how it’s done on Shelterness!
3. Old book picture album
Have you been collecting old prints and pictures and prints from your hometown, your family, or just anything that you find interesting? Then it definitely makes sense that you’d want to find a more unique and historical way to display them than just in a store bought scrapbook. I’m absolutely in love with this old book idea from Making Lovely! Find an old book that you like the cover of, that you know was written by an author from the area your pictures were taken in, or that was an old family favourite, and use corner fasteners to fix the pictures between the pages.
4. Forgotten party scrapbook
Do you love scrapbooking after important events and documenting your favourite experiences with your friends? That’s a great idea, but what if you were so busy hosting the party that you forgot to take a lot of pictures? That’s what this “forgotten” party scrapbook idea is for! A Beautiful Mess suggests piecing together important things that happened throughout the night by collecting whatever pictures and selfies your friends took, using fun stickers to remember things like date and location, and having your friends hand write their favourite or most memorable parts of the night so you can include those and laugh reading them when you look back in a few years.