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 – It Is Easy
Scrapbooking is considered a craft. With that said, many misconceptions surround it. Remember that crafts come in all different formats, some easy and some hard. Fortunately, making a scrapbook is very easy. In all honesty, the hardest part of making a scrapbook is deciding which of your hundreds of pictures to use. In fact, you may want to use them all.
When making a scrapbook, you purchase a book that is similar to a photo album. Inside that book, you will find blank sheets of paper. Use can use markers, stickers, scissors, construction paper, or special scrapbooking sheets to create a catchy display. It really is as simple as that.
2 – It Makes a Great Hobby
Many beginners claim that scrapbooking is not only fun, but addicting. You will enjoy creating your book so much that you won’t want to stop. That is why scrapbooking is a great hobby. Overtime, you will enjoy scrapbooking even more, as you see your quality improve.
Not only is scrapbooking a good hobby for adults, but children as well. With a little bit of help, even a preschooler could make a scrapbook. So, if you are a parent who enjoys scrapbooking as a hobby, get your children involved. It is a fun, safe, and creative activity for them to enjoy.
3 – Scrapbooking Supplies are Affordable
As previously stated, crafts come in a number of different formats. Yes, it can be expensive to build a dollhouse, as you could spend hundreds of dollars just on the furniture. You will not have that problem with scrapbooking. In fact, you may be surprised just how affordable scrapbook supplies are. These supplies can be purchased from craft stores, dollar stores, department stores, and online.
If you are new to scrapbooking, know that you do not need to have the huge kits often advertised on television. Beginners are advised to start small and expand after practice. For that reason, visit your local craft store and spend $5 to $10 on a blank scrapbook. While there, pickup acid free glue and markers, which should total less than $10 combined. As for backgrounds, printed sheets are available for less than $1 at most stores, but you could easily make do with construction paper.
4 – Your Scrapbooking Options
Your scrapbooking options are another reason why you should give this activity a try. Scrapbooking has modernized with the times. When many of us think of scrapbook, a lot of cutting and gluing is involved. Yes, this is true, but not if you opt for a digital scrapbook.
Digital scrapbook software is available online for purchase and free of charge. You will find hundreds of background pages to choose from. With the right software, you can add in your own pictures and words. Digital scrapbooks are nice as they are easy to make and share with friends.
5 – Scrapbook Uses
If you are new to scrapbooking, you may create a scrapbook for your own personal use. That is not your only option. Are you a new parent who is documenting the life of your child in a scrapbook? That scrapbook will make for a great graduation gift for them. Other occasions in which a homemade scrapbook makes a great gift include anniversaries, high school sports, high school and college graduations, and weddings.
So there you have it! Five great reasons why you should give scrapbooking a try. Remember, photographs do look nice when framed, but there is so much more that you can do with them. Scrapbooking provides you with a unique and eye-catching way to treasure your life’s greatest moments.