5 Reasons You Should Be Scrapbooking

January 7th, 2021 by dayat Leave a reply »

Do you need a new creative outlet? Do you have pictures of your children and your family just sitting around in various boxes, and plain old photo albums? Do you not have a lot of money to spend on hobbies? Perhaps scrapbooking is the right hobby for you. Five reasons that you should try scrapbooking are outlined here.

Do you wish you had a unique way to document your family’s memories? Do you have beautiful pictures of your children that look plain sitting in a traditional picture frame? If you do, you should create a scrapbook. In fact, five reasons why you should at least give scrapbooking a try are outlined below.

1 Scrapbooking Is Easy

You’ve probably been to a craft show, and you’ve seen several crafts there, that just look too difficult for you to attempt. Scrapbooking is a craft, but it is not a difficult one. Creating a scrapbook is very easy to do. You may find that the hardest part is choosing which of your photos to use. You may very well choose to use them all, and create several scrapbooks.

To make a scrapbook, you purchase an album that is very much like a regular photo album. You’ll mount your photos and other memorabilia on the blank pages inside. You can then use markers, stickers, colord paper, or other embellishments to turn those blank pages into something unique. It’s that easy.

2 Scrapbooking Makes A Great Hobby

Many people find that scrapbooking is an addicting hobby. You may very well be the same way. You’ll start creating a scrapbook, and you will not want to stop. As you get better and better at scrapbooking, you may well find yourself enjoying it more and more.

Scrapbooking is also a good hobby for children. Even young children, with some help, can make a scrapbook. If you enjoy making scrapbooks, you may want to involve your children as well. You can have them help you create your scrapbook, or let them start their own scrapbooks. Scrapbooking is a fun, safe, and creative activity for your children.

3 Scrapbooking Supplies Are Not Expensive

Most hobbies and crafts have some expense associated with them, some more than others. With woodworking for example, you can spend a lot of money on tools and lumber to build even a small piece of furniture. Scrapbooking, on the other hand, is extremely inexpensive. You can purchase scrapbooking supplies very cheaply from craft stores, from dollar stores, and from many online sources.

You don’t have to start with a big scrapbooking kit. You can start small, and expand your scrapbooking kit after you’ve gotten some practice. You can find scrapbook albums at your local craft store for $5-$10. Some acid free glue and some markers will only set you back a few more dollars. You can then pick up some printed scrapbook sheets for less than a dollar, or you can make your own with construction paper.

4 Scrapbooking Options

The options available in scrapbooking are another good reason to get into this hobby. You may think that scrapbooking involves a lot of cutting and gluing. If you want to put together a traditional scrapbook, yes, this is true. You will need to do some cutting and gluing. In these modern times, however, you also have the option of creating a digital scrapbook.

You’ll find several options for digital scrapbooking software, some are free, while others will need to be purchased. Hundreds of background pages are available, and with a lot of digital scrapbooking software, you can add in your own pictures. Digital scrapbooks are easy to create, and easy to share with others.

5 Uses For Scrapbooks

You can certainly create a scrapbook for your own personal use, to save pictures and memories that are important to you. You have many other options, however. If you’re a new parent, you can use a scrapbook to document the life of your child, from birth through graduation and beyond. You can make scrapbooks to celebrate an wedding, graduation, anniversary, or many other occasions. A scrapbook would make a great gift to a couple for a landmark anniversary, such as the 25th or 50th.

Photos may look nice when they are framed, or placed into a photo album, but there is just so much more that you can do with them. Placing those photos into a scrapbook provides a unique way to treasure your memories, and to pass them on to others.


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