Paper Bag Scrapbook Instructions
What is a Paper Bag Scrapbook?Paper bag scrapbooks are made using paper bags for the pages. I love to make mini scrapbooks for a personal and unique teach adidas sale er gift or a brag book for grandparents. Since you only need 12 photos, this can also be a nice friendship book.
Paper Bag Scrapbooks make a Good Group Project or GiftIn this article, I will tell you how to make these books for yourself, for gifts or with a large group. I also explain how to use the same technique to make Envelope Scrapbooks.
Because paper bag scrapbooks are a fast project which always turn out well, I’ve also frequently used this mini scrapbook for large groups. Here are step by step instructions.
Materials for Paper Bag ScrapbookFor each scrapbook you need:
3 pape adidas sale r lunch bags (brown or white are widely available but you might look for other colors too)
6 different coordinating scrapbook paper (you need 1/2 of six different 12×12 inch scrapbook paper sheets for each book, or you can use 6 sheets of 8/12″ x 11″ paper).
of a 12″ x12″ sheet two sided sheet of cardstock for tags
Yarn, Rafia, String Fibers or ribbons (approximately 18″ for holding book together and three 5″ strips for tags you can use a single piece or several co ordinating pieces as I use in my sample)Glue stick, g adidas sale lue dots or other adhesive
Scissors, hole punch, paper cutter
Photos about 12 18 (Print out Wallet Size Photos, or trim regular photos to fit)
ink or paint (optional)
Instructions for Making Paper Bag PhotobookUse or a paper cutter to cut two 4 squares from each of the six scrapbook papers (save scraps). You will have a total of 12 squares.
Cut cardstock into three rectangles 4 by 4 inches. Cut the corners off one of the longer sides to make it look like a tag. Punch a hole in the middle of the top of the tage and then tie a ribbon in the hole so it can easily be taken out of the pocket.
Fold lunch bags in half. Place together top to bottom with folded bottom inside. Punch 2 3 holes with a hole punch in the middle. Thread holes with about 18″ of yarn or ribbon and tie together on the outside. Alternatively, you can staple the pages together or even sew th adidas sale em with a needle and thread or a sewing machine.
If you like, you can paint or Ink the edges of bag, papers and tag (optional). This gives it a contemporary “shabby” look. You can either do this step now and let it dry, or wait until the end.
Tie 5″ fibers or ribbon on each of the tags, slip them into the open sides of the bags.
Your book is now all put together and now it is time to use glue dots, glue stick or photo squares to put on the photos. Or if you are making this as a gift for someone else to put the photos in later, you can head to step 8.
Here’s the fun part! You get to decorate the tags and pages with your leftover scraps of paper, buttons, stickers, flowers and other embellishments. Here are some easy ideas:
Tear one side of a strip and put it across front of tag or on the side of paper.
Make 3 small squares of paper and put them in a row, each with a button or flower on top.
Put a flower with a brad or button in the middle on the right hand corner of a page (maybe on top of a larger square of contrasting paper.