Thursday, July 5, 2007

Paper Bag Album

Paper bag albums are a lot of fun to make. You can add as many pages as you would like for yours and decorate them however you like for any subject. For this tutorial, I'm just using two so you can have an idea of what to do.

1. You will need two (or however many you like) paper lunch bags. I usually find mine where the zip lock bags are. (Fig. 1)

2. Figure 2 shows you how to line them up...bottom to top. Then, just put one on top of the other one like in Figure 3.

3. Fold the whole thing in half (Fig. 4).

4. To bind it, you have a lot of options. Some of them are to sew them together, punch holes and tie with ribbon, staple it, bind it with a paper fasteners (like you would find on file folders), or even binder rings. Just use your imagination!

Figure 5 shows a finished one I did for my daughter several months ago.

Have fun playing!!


Anonymous said...

Very cute! I have never done one of these- I may have to try my hand at one!

Jess said...

I did one of these for a kids stamp camp and they loved it...they came out so cute! I just happened upon your blog and I love it the name of your blog also...very cute!