Scrapbooking may not look like an expensive hobby when compared to golf, or dancing, for instance. To golf, you need to buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment. To dance , you need lessons which can be really hard in the pockets. BUT, if you don’t watch it, scrapbooking can be even more expensive in the long run. This is because, as you become more and more attached to the hobby, you need updated tools and equipment. Let’s take a look at how to scrapbook for free: wouldn’t you love that?
What is scary though about scrapbooking is the fact that you can’t really watch out for your expenses because it is relatively small. You just end up paying more because of the quantity and the frequency that you buy the materials.
Still, if you really want to, you don’t have to shell out so much. Scrapbooking doesn’t need to be expensive. Below are some tips and idea to help you scrapbook for free, or for a lot less that you are spending now.
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How to Scrapbook for Free: Tips And Ideas
Watch the tools
One of the things that make scrapbooking so expensive for most people is their constant need to have the updated version of every tool imaginable. Whatever is new in the market, die-hard scrapbookers buy them even if they already have something that performs almost the same functions.
It is important to remember that you don’t really have to buy great tools to create great scrapbooks. With even the oldest and out of date materials, you can still create memorable pages with just your creativity in tow.
Recycle and reuse
There are a lot of things in your home that you can use to add flavor and texture to your pages. You don’t have to, for instance, buy stickers for your scrapbook in craft stores. You can achieve the same look, maybe even a better look, if you cut out graphics in magazines and in old greeting cards. Stationery is another great source of graphics that you can use.
Your old clothes can also be very useful. In fact, every inch of your old clothes can be used as decoration from the fabric to the zipper and the buttons. If you have an attic with a box full of old clothes that you no longer wear, raid it and put those fabrics to good use. not only have you managed to rid the house of clutter, you have also put a lot of creative design into your scrapbook pages.
Make your own scrapbook
Most people buy prepared scrapbooks in craft stores and then decorate them with stuff. Prepared scrapbooks that are blank can really cost you a lot. And that’s unfortunate, as most of these scrapbooks that are being sold can be easily done and completed in the home.
If you have the time, just make your own scrapbook. The cheapest way to go is, of course, to make your own paper through recycling. This however may take forever and may be really tedious to do.
Another way is to buy recycled papers or any kinds of paper in bookstores and compile them yourself by sewing the sides or gluing them together. This will be cheaper than buying an already-made set. What is more, you get to choose the design that you want and put some spin on the kind of scrapbook that you are doing.