Up-cycled Story Scrapbook

© Eclectically K & L 2018

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

I love to take pictures and I try to capture happy moments throughout the year with my family. Children change to much year to year and one of my family’s favorite things to do is go though album of past years. With that said, I ordered 100 pictures off of Snapfish, like I usually do, but this time I didnt have an album to put them in. I thought about the bookshelf that I have all of our albums on, and decided I would do something different this time. I would use an old picture book and capture our 2018 year, in that!


I got out an old book that was once part of a library. It has great character including the old library rental card. Alas, something kids today will never experience now that you can check books out of the library digitally.  The binding and pages of the book are in good shape besides some markings and coloring on the pages (more character!).

So I got to work organizing pictures and started a layout for the scrapbook. I placed all of the pictures into a rough chronological order and then I got creative with spacing depending on what pictures were on those book pages.

© Eclectically K & L 2018


  • Stickers
  • Decorative Paper
  • Glue Stick
  • Modge Podge
  • Pictures
  • Markers
  • Tape (wasabi or decorative)
  • Book as Scrapbook
  • Chalk Paint
© Eclectically K & L 2018

I added wasabi tape to some of the corners of the pictures after gluing them in. I also added some wording stickers that were given to mo me. This project was completely from up-cycled materials except for the $2 shipping for the Snapfish prints. An unaffiliated side note, if you download the Snapfish app you get 100 free prints a month. These you can order prints from your phone and from downloads on the website. It is a great app to have if you take a lot of pictures from your phone but, never print them.

This was a fun quick project and you can personalize it to your taste and looks adorable displayed on the bookshelf. The story scrapbook would also make a great gift. You can also use a favorite story book for more nostalgia and theme your pictures accordingly. The possibilities are endless! Have you ever made a scrapbook out of anything unusual?


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Hi I'm Lisa, I am a pinterest obsessed DIYer who loves all things blue. I am excited to share the things I love: home decor projects, recipes, and crafts while being as environmentally and health conscience as I can. I hope that you enjoy these little pleasures in life as much as I do.

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