HOW TO MAKE A SCRAPBOOK FROM PAPER LUNCH BAGS

Decide how big you want the book and trim the top of bag to the desired size.

TRIM OFF TOP OF BAG TO MAKE DESIRED SIZE.

Keep in mind that the bottom of the bag will be used as a small page between the larger pages made from the sides of the bag.

SMALLER SIDE IS THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG, FLAP GLUED DOWN.

Smooth out any wrinkles in the bag.  I use a bone folder.

Glue folded sides together.

GLUE SIDES TOGETHER

Glue bottom to the side and fold over.

GLUE BOTTOM FLAP TO SIDE OF BAG

Glue bottoms of two bags together.

GLUE THE BOTTOMS OF TWO BAGS TOGETHER

Do this for as many “pages” as you want to use.

TWO SETS OF TWO BAGS WITH BOTTOMS GLUED TOGETHER

Then take two sets and glue two of the sides together so that you have glued four bags together – bottom to bottom, side to side.

FOUR BAGS GLUED TOGETHER BOTTOM TO BOTTOM, SIDE TO SIDE.

Continue gluing the bottoms of two bags together and adding them to the rest until you have as many pages as you desire.

SIX BAGS GLUED TOGETHER

Cover with scrapbook paper, age edges if desired.

FRONT COVER

INSIDE FRONT COVER

COVERED PAGES

If desired, cut a small circle out of the tops of each bag so that the inserts are easily removed from pocket.

Add photos and embellishments, souvenirs, tickets, memorabilia.

To make inserts, cut card stock or other thick paper to a size that will fit into the large page pockets.  Cover with scrapbook paper and pictures or embellishments.

On the book that I did for my mom, I used eyelets to make holes in the top of the insert and tied a length of ribbon into the eyelet.

You can see pictures of this finished book here and here.

EDGE OF INSERT WITH RIBBON

I also used tab stickers glued to the edge of the insert.

EDGE OF INSERT WITH TAB

I used a strip of paper that coordinated with the rest for the binding.

FRONT COVER WITH BINDING AND RIBBON

BACK COVER WITH BINDING

And there you have it!

I hope that if you try this, you will share the results.

Have a blessed day.

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012

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SATURDAY SCRAP – PAPER BAG SCRAPBOOK ALBUM

My apologies for my missing post yesterday.  With everything that happened this past week, I was under the impression all day yesterday that it was Thursday.

I had a wonderful day with my mom and sister, shopping, getting haircuts and going to lunch.  I did not realize that it was Friday until nearly bed time.

My fiction post will have to wait for another day.

Here are some more pages from the paper bag album.

MY PARENTS' WEDDING PICTURE FEBRUARY 1946

SMALL POCKET PAGE IS THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG, FOLDED OVER.

OTHER SIDE OF THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG

DAD AND MOM

EASTER 1966

MOM'S 80TH BIRTHDAY 2005

Inserts:

GRAMMA OLCOTT, MY SON, NIECES AND NEPHEWS

MY SON, MY NIECES AND NEPHEWS AT MOM'S 80TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

© Drusilla Mott and https://drusillamott.wordpress.com, 2012