Make Your Own Photo Album

Supplies you will need:

cardboard stock paper
2 eyelets with tool
matstock paper
12 in ribbon in cordinating color
hole punch

1. To make the pages for the inside of your photo album cut the cardstock in half. Use about four sheets of cardstock paper. You can use the front and back of each page.

2. To make the front and backcovers, take one sheet of cardstock. Measure the width and length of the half papers. Then use a whole sheet of cardstock so that the end of the paper wraps over the top cover. The top page of your photo album will need to be half a sheet of cardstock.

3. Punch holes in all the pages about two inches inward and half an inch from the end. Put in the eyelets using the tool that comes with them. You will be punching holes through all the pages and the two covers. Make sure the eyelets are good and tight. This is what holds your album together.

4. Make holes on the wrap end about one to one and a half inches inward. Also make the same holes on the end that this will cover. This will be how you close it. Place the ribbon though the holes on th top cover. Glue the middle down .Fold over the flap. Put ribbon though the holes and tie a simple bow.

5. Add whatever pictures you want inside. You can also use momentos or small stories about your family. Use the matsock for decoration on the cover and inside. There are very pretty papers out there to choose from.

This makes a great small gift for family members and is easy to carry in a purse to show off to friends.

About the author: Michelle Waite is a wife and mom of two boys. She enjoys making crafts and has written many crafting articles online.

No votes yet


Sign in to leave a comment!

Today on JustMommies

The Swaddling Debate: Is Swaddling Dangerous?

To swaddle, or not to swaddle? There is mixed advice out there among parents and childcare experts.

Have You Heard of the Switch Witch?

For most kids, Halloween means crazy, massive piles of candy. For most moms, it means trying to decide how to bribe kids out of eating it all at once.


From the Message Boards

Mommy Weightloss and Fitness

Sweet Potatoes

Love them or not? If you like them, what's your favorite recipe?...

Work at Home Mommies

Anyone here working on Odesk?

Hi, I'm working from home via Odesk. I'm a project manager for a client, and my client will launch a...

Mommy Weightloss and Fitness

Getting out of a slump

Everybody lacks motivation or gets bored with their routine from time to time. When that happens to...

Siggies R Us

What programs do you use?

i use GIMP but would love to have photoshop but can't afford it right now. What do you all use?...

Siggy Makers' Lounge

Noticed contests, etc

It seems as though at some point, this place was busy. I wonder what happened? Contests, etc sounds...

» Check out the friendliest message board for moms and moms-to-be!