This post was written by a fellow blogging friend at This Mama Loves Her Bargains! She shared this awesome post with us: Paper Lunch Bag Photo Album Tutorial.
I love making crafts with and without my kids. Pre-kids, I had so much time to scrapbook and make photo projects, and to be honest, I've missed doing it. Recently a friend of mine, Jen, introduced me to the world of making paper lunch bags into photo albums, and I love them so much I felt like I had to share with you all! You can do these without photos if you want- what a cute idea for kids to make and showcase their own story for mom or grandma, or for a friend, and tuck momentos into the bag openings!
One thing I love about this project is that most of it can be done with things most of us have at home already, and little kids can make one too- we've made several and as long as I can get the holes punched and tie things together, my 3 and 5 year olds can do the rest solo!
- paper lunch bags (I used the larger size in brown but you can use any you want- usually something everyone has at home already!)
- adhesive (we're big on Elmer's for adhesives in this house and used their glue sticks, glue-all and glue dots for this project)
- hole punch
- ribbon- curling ribbon, grosgrain, really anything works! twine or raffia can be used as well
- scrapbooking paper (again, you can just use any paper you have, although with photos acid/lignin free is definitely best)
Step 1: Gather your supplies!
Step 7: You can also do some cardstock or double up paper to cut to the size of the bag opening and tuck in for extra photos. We like to put a tab of some sort onto this to make pulling it out easier.
(Some samples of product were received, but all opinions expressed within are my own)