Create a homemade new baby album quickly with some scrapbooking stickers for a last minute gift or new baby crafts project. This photo album is a good quality photo book that is covered in vinyl to protect the cover. Remove the vinyl cover and replace after when your project is complete.
Some photo books come without a cover but you can make one quite easily. Measure the album from front to back and cut vinyl to size and stitch around the border to create pockets. Insert the front and back covers into the pockets.
For the embellishments, you can make these yourself as well using colored paper or felt. Add ribbon or buttons if you'd like. Appliques will also work. Once you have your pieces ready, use double-sided sticky tape to attach to the cover. You may also use glue dots.
To make this album, you will need the following:
Good quality album with insert for photo Scrapbooking stickers with sticky back or appliques Any ribbon trim Hot glue or craft glue Scissors
For Sticker Version:
Step 1: Remove vinyl cover from album if needed.
Step 2: Select scrapbooking stickers and arrange on the front cover around the photo in the manner that you choose.
Step 3: Press stickers onto the front cover and add your baby's photo (if available).
Step 4: Replace the vinyl cover to protect the album.
Step 5: Tie ribbon around the album cover if you like. (optional)
For Ribbon Trim Version:
Step 1: Take the ribbon and measure from left to right on the front cover adding an extra 1/2 inch to fold down. Cut ribbon.
Step 2: (Use photo as a guide.) Starting on the top left side of the front cover, fold down the edge of the ribbon and add a dot of glue to attach to the cover. Allow glue to dry.
Step 3: Continue to glue the ribbon using a small amount of glue, fold down the right edge and glue in place. Allow glue to dry.
Step 4: Repeat steps 1-3 for the bottom to complete the album cover. Allow glue to dry.