A scrapbook is a perfect hobby if you love to travel, click photographs, write, sketch, keep records, or anything else. Scrapbooking as a hobby mostly gained prominence once printable photos were easily accessible to people. Even though scrapbooks contain a variety of things other than photographs like drawings, doodles, written pieces, and much more, the advent of polaroids and printers provided a huge boost. You can try to take up scrapbooking as a hobby due to its simple and easy nature. No one can’t start scrapbooking because all you need is some time and a few extra resources.

Today, we’re going to see how you can get into the world of scrapbooking in an easy and accessible way. Just like any other hobby, this one might also seem to be complicated at first but in reality, it’s as simple as hobbies come. So let’s get to it and find out how you can start with your first scrapbook in a very short duration of time.

1. Gather the Resources

Before you get started, you need to be prepped with all the materials that you’ll need to start off a new scrapbook. The very first thing you’ll need is, quite unsurprisingly, a scrapbook. Then you need to gather some additional items like adhesive, tapes, scissors, pens, colored pens, photographs, and any other embellishments you consider necessary. It’s very important to have all these materials at hand because once you start making your scrapbook, you won’t feel like getting away from it. So just gather all these supplies as they are very easily found all around the house, and you won’t have to spend much on them.

2. Decide on a Theme

Perhaps the last step before you actually start making your scrapbook would be to finalize a theme. When you decide on a theme for your scrapbook, you’re essentially finalizing the type of content you’ll be putting in it. You can choose from a variety of themes like travel, picnics, events, marriage, or anything else that spikes your interest. If you skip this step and don’t finalize a theme, your final result might be a bit chaotic and the folks at Scrapbooking Coach even recommend that you choose a name for your scrapbook since that’ll help solidify the abstract theme into an actual idea. Some people get so confused that they waste endless time in deciding their scrapbook’s theme, but you need to remember that you could always make another scrapbook if the theme you choose isn’t fun anymore. So just finalize whatever theme you feel like pursuing right now and the rest will take care of itself.

3. Go All-Out Creative

A scrapbook is all about being creative and giving shape to the beautiful memories inside your head. You can do any number of things to make your scrapbook seem totally unique and gorgeous. You can always try to use different types of papers that come in multiple patterns like checkered, polka dots, waves, and many more. You can also add other embellishments like ribbons, tiny flowers, snowflakes, or any other designs. These embellishments provide a customized and personalized look to your scrapbook, each and every embellishment you add to your scrapbook fills it with character so that anyone can identify whose scrapbook it is. 

If you want to take it a step further, you can try different types of borders like washi tapes or floral borders, which will make your scrapbook even more pretty. If you want even more creativity, then try looking at the different bindings that are available, as they can very easily change the overall aesthetic of your scrapbook. In this hobby, the sky’s the limit, and if you’re not trying to break that limit, then you’re doing something wrong.

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These were some of the tips to help you get into the scrapbook hobby. There’s a long list of materials and an even longer list of the things you can do to make your scrapbook more beautiful, but once you accumulate all the materials, they’ll last you a very long time. It might even seem intimidating to some, but if you don’t even start, then you won’t be able to discover the joys of scrapbooking. With easy access to inkjet and laser printers, it shouldn’t be a very difficult job to print some photographs and as far as the other materials are concerned, most of those are freely available at every home or can be purchased online. So don’t worry about how you’re going to complete the scrapbook and just jump right into scrapbooking.