Altered Items - Scrapbooks

Of course you can go out and spend tons of money on scrapbook albums, embellishments, and scrapbook supplies. If you cannot afford to buy them, you can create lovely albums using items that you have right there at home. Take a look around you, and let your imagination take over. Here are some ideas for things you can collect and use to make stunning scrapbooks for yourself and others. Creating scrapbook albums out of used items is called 'altered books', calendars, etc:


Get creative and add thrifty embellishments to your pages. Instead of rushing out to the nearest craft store to buy scrapbook supplies, consider creating your own embellishments using one or more of the following:

That is just the beginning! I find myself eying everything to see if it will fit into a scrapbook layout! Keep baskets, bins, boxes, etc. to store your scrapbook embellishments in, so that they don't take over your house!