Homemade Photo Album (Mother's Day Gift Idea)

This tutorial for a handmade personalized photo book (the perfect homemade gift for Mother’s Day) won’t totally solve the problem plaguing mothers everywhere:
How do I get the {thirty thousand} precious photos off my computer and organized/displayed – quickly and easily and with very little effort?
It will, however, get a few of those precious photos into their hands. In this digital age, that means something for sure! It’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift for yourself or a grandmother – a personalized “brag book” to carry along so your sweeties are always at hand.
Doesn’t this look so much cuter than swiping through the photo gallery on your phone?
You can easily crank out a few of these assembly-line style– so get out the supplies, park yourself in front of the t.v. for an hour, and get your craft on.
Print or order some photos you love (4X6). I did a set for each grandmother, including a few photos I know are their favorites. My daughter helped me choose.
Go on a paper shopping spree at the craft store or raid your own stash. You’ll need one sheet of ‘fancy’ paper for the covers and a coordinating solid color sheet.
Use photo mount squares on the four corners of each photo to attach to the pages.
Ribbon makes the perfect embellishment and holds it all together. Be sure the ribbon is long enough to wrap about the album and tie in front, then cut to desired length. Glue the ribbon to the middle of the back cover, with its ends hanging free out of the sides.
I glued a metal label holder (found in the scrapbook embellishment section) onto the cover over the YiaYia label. Tie the bow, and you have a custom photo album for Mother’s Day, handmade with love.

For the full step-by-step instructions, click over to the blog (URL below)!
Carrie MakingLemonade
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  • Yia yia Yia yia on Apr 11, 2019

    I love this idea, had to take a double look as my name is yia yia

  • Lia Jacobsen Lia Jacobsen on Oct 30, 2019

    This Yia Yia to 5 Grandchildren would love receiving a beautiful photo book like this! Love it!