5 Free DIY Scrapbooking Tutorials You Need to Try

DIY scrapbook ideas

5 DIY Scrapbook Ideas You Can Make

Saving pieces of our lives is what scrapbooking is all about. Photos in scrapbooks can be preserved for generations. Although taking photos is so much easier these days, no one really prints them out anymore!

If you really want your photos to feel a bit more meaningful, putting them into an organized scrapbook is a great way to do that. That’s why we’re going to show you 5 different amazing scrapbooking tutorials!

1. Scrapbook Keepsake Book Tutorial

Scrapbook keepsake book tutorial

This DIY scrapbook tutorial will show you how to make a beautiful scrapbook out of office envelopes and scrapbook paper! You can use this scrapbook to hold photos, recipes, or whatever else!

You’ll Need:

  • 4 legal size inter-office envelopes
  • 8 – 12Ă—12 scrapbook sheets of paper – each different – different patterns but matching colors
  • 3 feet of some type of string to tie it together – twine, leather, yarn
  • paper cutter or scissors
  • hole puncher
  • 4 brads
  • fabric hockey tape (beige)
  • glue


2. Graphic 45 Good Ol’ Sport Mini Album Tutorial

Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sport Mini Album Tutorial

For all you sports fans, this scrapbooking tutorial will show you how to make a super cool sports album scrapbook. There are quite a few steps to this one but the finished product looks unreal.

You’ll Need:

WorldWin Papers:

  • Heavy Weight Chipboard
  • Smooth Black, Natural
  • ColorMates Heritage Black

Graphic 45 papers:

  • Good Ol’ Sport – one 12 x 12 pad
  • Typography – Journey, Create
  • Times Nouveau – Wallflower, Hip to the Jive, Glad Rags
  • A Proper Gentleman – Cultured Reserve, Sporting Aristocrat, Dressed to the Nines, The Sophisticate, Man About Town, On the Boulevard, Borders and Tags
  • An ABC Primer – Calico Kids
  • Halloween in Wonderland – You’re Late
  • Steampunk Debutante – Eclectic Emporium

Ribbon, Lace, Twine:

  • Really Reasonable Ribbon
  • Embellishments: button, binder clip, ribbon slide, bottle cap, brads, photo turn
  • Circle punches: Stampin’ Up
  • Die cut templates: My Favorite Things (gift card pocket), Tim Holtz (bracket edger), Spellbinders (Labels Thirty-One)
  • Stamps: Hampton Art/Echo Park All About a Boy, various ticket stamps (Autumn Leaves, Unity)
  • Tags and ephemera
  • Journaling cards: Project Life
  • Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene’s Tacky Glue; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares; Scor-tape


3. SOC Back To School Waterfall Folio Creative Team Post

SOC Back To School Waterfall Folio Creative Team Post

If you’re looking for a scrapbook to capture your school memories, this colorful scrapbook tutorial was created just for you. The style of the book is a bit longer and there are pockets, pen holders, and more.

You’ll Need:

  • 3 pieces of chipboard
  • Two pieces cut at 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 for the front and back cover
  • One piece cut at 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches for the spine
  • A piece of patterned card stock and cut at 10 1/2 x 12 inches
  • Adhesive
  • Scissors


4. Star book Tutorial

Star book Tutorial

Until now I had never seen a star book before! This scrapbooking tutorial will show you how to make your very own star book which you can customize however you want.

You’ll Need:

  • 2 pieces of sturdy matboard: 4 1/2″ x 6″
  • 2 pieces of cover paper for matboard cover: 6″ x 7 1/2″
  • Black pages, 7 pieces cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 12″
  • Small red filler pages: 14 pieces of cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Red pages, 7 pieces of cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 9″
  • Cream pages, 7 pieces of cardstock: 6 1/2″ x 8″
  • Beads for spine decoration (optional)
  • 2 yards waxed linen thread
  • At least 2 feet of ribbon for closure
  • PVA glue
  • Glue Stick
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Tracing paper


5. Create Your Own 8×8 Scrapbook Album!

Create Your Own 8x8 Scrapbook Album!

This scrapbooking tutorial will show you how to make an 8×8 scrapbook. This size is great for almost anything and it’s so easy to make your own.

You’ll Need:

  • Authentique- Hope collection: 12 x 12 inch papers, 8x 8 bundle, statements stickers, element stickers
  • Chipboard (about 9 inch x 9 7/8 inches, and four pieces that are 6/8 x 9 inch)
  • Two pieces of paper 12 x 10 5/8 inches in size
  • Glue or tape
  • Bone folder
  • Scissors
  • Tissue or washi tape
  • A piece of patterned paper



Scrapbooking is something that has so many different benefits. Not only will it help you preserve memories more meaningfully, but it’s also a stress-relieving hobby. I love sitting down and scrapbooking with my friends and family!

I’d like to hear from you: How do you make and keep family memories?

More DIY Ideas:

Free DIY scrapbooking tutorials

Types: Crafts, Adult
Categories: Home

Leave a Reply

Want to see your picture by your comment? Get your custom avatar by registering for free at Gravatar.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *