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Steps to making a Handmade Scrapbook Album

Making a homemade scrapbook or photo album is a great way to remember and commemorate the special times in your life.

Handmade scrapbooks photo albums make for unique and personalized gifts for those occasions. Making scrapbooks is fun helping you keep memories for ever, and pass them on so everybody else will. Besides, it’s a form of art, along with a cheap, easy one at this.

Learning how to make a homemade scrapbook or photo album is simple and inexpensive. Making a homemade scrapbook or photo album is a superb way to remember and commemorate the special times in your lifetime. This craft is easy and cheap, and kids will love it.

Steps to making a Handmade Scrapbook Album

Steps to making a Handmade Scrapbook Album

You can make a homemade scrapbook or photo album using scrapbook paper, a hole puncher, wrapping paper, a pencil, cardboard, glue, scissors and ribbon. You may also use brown paper bags or paint to cover the cardboard outside of your homemade scrapbook or photo album.

Tips to Make a Photo Album

Given below is a list of things required to make a photo album.

  • Sewing needle
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Photo album with spiral binding
  • Craft batting
  • Fabric to bind the album
  • Scrap paper
  • Wrapping paper
  • Ribbons (one meter long and one inch wide)

The initial step is batting the cover of the album. Stick to the steps given below:

Cutting The Fabric and Batting

Start out by cutting the batting. Lay the batting down flat in your work surface. Place the 3 ring binder on the top of the batting and open the binder, laying it flat. Fold the batting in on sides (front and back), so that the batting covers the exterior and inside. Trim the batting across the edges of the binder, keeping as near to the binder as possible. Trim any excess batting so the batting ends just short of the rings within the binder. You can now use the batting like a pattern for the fabric. Fold the batting in half and lay it on the fold of the fabric. Please note the fabric needs to be larger than the batting to match the fabric to be folded and secured. Add approximately one inch along the length of the batting on every side.

Securing the Fabric and Batting

Lay the material out flat (no folds) in your work surface with the wrong side up. Center the batting flat (no folds) on the top of the fabric. Center the 3 ring binder open on the top of the fabric and batting. Starting around the back side of the binder, fold the material and batting over the back of the binder until it lays flat and ends in the rings of the binder. Operate a bead of glue as close to the rings as you possibly can on the back side. Slide the advantage of the fabric under the rings, and employ the Popsicle stick to press into position. Repeat on the front side, ensuring the fabric is taunt but not so taunt to avoid the binder from closing. You may want to trim off a little excess fabric to obtain the right fit. Repeat the gluing process around the front the same way that you did the rear. The fabric should come within a ¼ inch of meeting underneath the binder rings.

Securing the Edges

The perimeters are going end up on the inside of the scrapbook, and also the lace or trim is going to be used to disguise the “seams.” You will be securing one side at any given time (either the top or bottom first). Keeping the binder open, tuck the very best layer of fabric under the batting on the other hand of the binder all the way across. This really is going to create a folded mitered advantage on the corners. Depending on the material, you may want to secure the fabric with a few drops of glue. After you have the fabric tucked, you are going to operate in ½ inch increments, making sure to help keep the fabric straight. (Don’t forget to make use of the Popsicle stick instead of your fingers to press the 2 fabrics together.) You are going to simply fold the leading side of the material over to the inside and secure with glue. Repeat at the base side of the scrapbook.

Attaching the Lace or Trim

You need to start the lace or trim at the end of the scrapbook, centered below the binder rings. Secure it towards the edge with a continuous line of glue. You might want to work in 1 to 2 inch sections, you should also use the Popsicle stick to secure the lace/trim towards the scrapbook. Continue gluing the lace/trim all around the edge, until you return to your starting place. When using lace, you can simply overlap the lace for about a half inch and secure with glue towards the edge of the lace. When utilizing trim, cut the trim to in which the two ends of trim will come across. Use glue to secure the perimeters of trim to prevent raveling and connect the 2 ends together. The “seam” ought to be unnoticeable.

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