Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mini Scrapbook Paper Bag Album

I just made my first mini scrapbook paper bag album and I can promise you it will not be the last!
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
 The supplies are so simple, you probably have everything you need on hand already. Go ahead and grab:
  • 3 paper lunch bags
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook Paper
  • Roll on tape (or regular tape, or glue - to stick everything on with)
  • Stickers or other fun embellishments
  • Paper cutter (if you want to make life easier for yourself), scissors will work too.
  • Hole punch (again, to make life easier but a scissors would also get the job done)
Fold paper bags in half. Now each bag has become 4 mini pages - see how that works?

I found that it was easiest to put the paper on first and then punch the holes, otherwise your paper won't go all the way to the edge of the paper or you'll have to re-punch the holes anyway.

Decorate the pages as desired with fun paper, embellishments, and photos. (I gave my to my sister as a present and am letting her put in the photos, which is why mine doesn't have any yet!)
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Punch holes into the first paper bag. I have two holes on each page, but you could also do three putting one in the middle. After you punched the holes in the first page, use that page as a guide to how to punch the other ones. I put them on top of each other and marked where I would punch.

In order to put the pages together you will need some ribbon. Simply string through all of the holes and tie. Now it's hard to even tell where one bag ends and the other begins! Hm, is this two different bags or one open flat? :)
Lunch Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
One of the super fun things about paper bag scrapbooks is the pockets! These can be used to store notes, movie tickets, and of course - more pages!
Lunch Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
For the pull out pages. simply measure your bag and then cut out 3 pages that will fit into each paper bag half.
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Add ribbon to the page (I stapled mine) in order to pull the page out of the bag (and to make it look cute).
Paper Bag Scrapbook Album {Breezy Pink Daisies}
Including the front and back cover and the inside pages, this mini scrapbook has a total of 18 pages that you can write on and add pictures too! Not bad for 3 paper bags, huh?! :)


  1. @Lisa - Thanks! You'll have to share a picture if you make one too! They are just so much fun! :)

  2. So much fun! Great for my little daughter!

  3. This is SO adorable! And a good reason to keep paper bags around. Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration!

  4. thanks so much for linking this up to my party! it's just darling! these would be great to make for birthday presents!

  5. Thank you so much for sharing! Would be perfect for giving to my husband before he deploys!!

  6. What a CUTE album! I love the colors you used. Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creativity here. Can you please share your posts at my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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