When my boys were young I would get depressed in the winter. As a kind of therapy I decided to make a scrapbook filled with decorating ideas that I really liked. I kept most of my magazines at that time, so I browsed through them and clipped photographs of things I liked.
I collected the cardboard backings of writing pads, and I used two of these for the cover. I applied a spray glue and attached some pretty wrapping paper to the outside of each board. When dry I modge-podged each page.
I did not use any special paper to fill it...just heavier paper around the house. I put two holes in each board through which I strung yarn to keep everything together. Each sheet of paper also had two holes.
For this project I didn't use archival quality anything. This was just for fun. I did use some flower stickers to decorate my pages.
This would be a fun project for a homemade Christmas present. It is cheap if you have most of the materials needed. This might be especially fun for a teen or older child. It could be called a keepsake book, a mommy retreat book, a "My Likes" book, etc.
Occasionally I still peruse my book, add something to it, and dream.
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