The Scrapbooking Tools and Materials to Make Your First Album
Today, the vast majority of our favorite snapshots live in albums on our phones. While it's a nice luxury to have thousands of images at our fingertips at all times, there's something about the medium that lacks the personality of a tangible album you can thumb through with loved ones peering over your shoulder. So, we're here to make the argument that things like home videos and scrapbooking are more important than ever—and that they should make a comeback.
Beyond the sentimentality of it all, scrapbooking is a fun and zen-inducing pastime. Whether you're looking for a way to pass the time during quarantine, need to craft a special Mother's Day gift, or simply like to keep your hands busy while you watch the latest and greatest show, this paper craft is a great option.
Unlike artful hobbies with a more complex learning curve—think embroidery, sewing, or even painting—scrapbooking is an easy one to pick up, even for the youngest set. As long as you have the right supplies in front of you, creating the perfect scrapbook is a personal journey that requires minimal skill. You're simply pasting together different mediums—namely photos, paper, stickers, and other small embellishments—to create a lasting memory of a special time or event in your life.
If you're ready to tap into your creative side and experiment with scrapbooking, here's what you'll need to get started on your first project, plus a few things that'll help take your album to a whole other level.