I found these cute little photo albums at Target last week.
They are just your typical mini album designed to hold 4" x 6" photos, but at $2 a piece they seemed like the perfect item for a little embellishing. And you know how much I love to embellish!
You probably have a pile of scraps that look something like this.
I have boxes and boxes filled with left-over bits and pieces from previous projects...random millinery flowers, odd lengths of ribbons, and scraps of vintage wallpapers. I never know what to do with them. They are way too pretty to throw away, but not really useful for larger projects. So, this seemed like a great opportunity to recycle some of these lovely little bits.
I started by covering my albums with scraps of some of my favorite vintage wallpapers. I did this much like you would to cover a text book - folding in the edges to make flaps. I then attached some lengths of ribbon to the inside covers, so that I could close the albums with a pretty bow.
Then I just started embellishing.
The finished product.
I think these will make sweet little gifts...and I can feel good about using up some of my scraps as well!