Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Very Crafty Christmas Project #2...

Welcome back for another easy and inexpensive Christmas Gift idea... I was going to wait until Friday to post this, but then I looked at the date...only 11 days 'till Christmas...Let's get crafting everyone!!! 

Project #2:

Photo Album

Supply List:
1 cheap Photo Album (Don't worry about what the cover looks like - you are going to cover it up anyway!!)
Mod Podge for Paper Matte Finish (this really does work better for paper and it costs the same as the other stuff)
A paintbrush or sponge brush to apply the Mod Podge
Scrapbooking papers and embellishments


1. Cut front cover paper to size. 
2. Brush the Mod Podge onto the back of the paper (be sure to get the edges!).
3. Gently place paper on the cover of the album.
4. Use your hand (or a rolling pin) to push out any bubbles from the center out to the edges.
5. Let the Mod Podge DRY!!! (Trust me! Impatience leads to ruin with this!)
6. Embellish to your liking. I added paper strips in a coordinating color. You could use ribbon, buttons...the possibilities are endless!!
7. Brush several coats of Mod Podge over top, letting dry between coats. This will protect the cover and really adhere it to the photo album.
8. Repeat the steps for the back cover!

There you have it, a beautiful, custom photo album ready to fill with pictures of your family!

More easy-peasy projects to come...

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Fawn said...

I love that you're so gifted with your hands, Kristi. If I tried this, the stripes would be going down my arms and the Mod Podge would certainly be on my carpet (and clothes). I think I better just keep living vicariously through you when it comes to matters of arts & crafts :).

Kate said...

This is a great idea, Kristi! I love your blog - cute, clean and a sweet community atmosphere! Glad you stopped by.

Kristi Slattery said...

Trust me if I can do it, anyone can do it!! : )

Thanks for the comment love. : )


Keri at Growing in His Glory said...

Love it! How beautiful, and it looks like something a non-crafter like I could do! Thanks for sharing!