How to Make a Scrapbook

Everyone loves a good scrapbook! They make really thoughtful gifts, cherished keepsakes and perfect mementos of happy times. And they’re so easy to make!

It can be hard to know where to start so we’ve put together a collection of our favourite scrapbook ideas and a step-by-step guide to putting yours together.

Just follow these simple steps to scrapbook success…

How to Make a Scrapbook

How to make a scrapbook in five easy steps

1. Choose a theme

Don’t let the excitement of scrapbooking take hold just yet – before you start sticking, it’s important to choose a theme. Take some time to think about what you want your album to be about, which will help you choose the perfect pictures for it.

Here are a couple of our favourite scrapbook theme ideas:

  • Family photos
  • Travel scrapbook
  • Baby scrapbook
  • Best friends scrapbook
  • Wedding scrapbook
  • Scrapbook for boyfriend/girlfriend

2. Photo selection

Now this is the most important step (and the most fun!) Once you’ve got a theme in mind, start choosing the photos that you want to put in your scrapbook album!

Choose photos that are precious to you and will help you tell a story as they’ll be the most meaningful when you look back at them in years to come!

How to Make a Scrapbook

3. Plan out each page

Once you’ve chosen all the photos that you want to put in your scrapbook, you’re almost ready to start sticking… But not just yet!

We’d recommend planning the rough layout of each page and deciding which photos to group together.

4. Stick your photos into your album

Now to start sticking! If cropping is needed, make fade pencil markings on the back of the photos and crop to your desired size with scissors.

Then add VELCRO® Brand Super Slim Stick On to the back of the photos and the other side wherever you want to place them in your book. If you want to swap the photos at any time, just unstick! It’s like magic.

5. Write a caption for each photo

Memories fade over time, and writing a caption for each photo helps you remember the story behind each picture. Spend some time thinking about what these photographs mean to you and add a short caption. You can choose to add in names, dates, captions, lyrics, quotes or whatever you like!

And that’s how you can make a beautiful scrapbook that you can cherish for years to come. If you fancy having a go at making this yourself, here’s a quick summary:

  • Choose a theme
  • Choose which photos you want to include
  • Plan the layout of each page
  • Stick your photos in with VELCRO® Brand fasteners (to make them easily removable)
  • Write a caption for each photo

Wondering what else you can make with VELCRO® Brand fasteners? Stay on our blog! 

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