All these DIY photo album ideas will help those, who have gathered a large number of shots and want to store them in unique and exclusive photo albums. These can be the photos from a wedding, birthday or just important events. Check out my roundup of unusual DIY photo album options for any occasion.
DIY photo albums can be both a decoration for your home and a great gift for a couple, best friends or parents. In this article, you will find easy DIY photo album ideas for different holidays, as well as different levels of complexity so that after reading, you can create your first image album.
To create such a simple photo album, you need a minimum number of materials at hand – magnetic tape to place it as the “lock” of the album, cardboard for the cover, bright colored paper for the wrapper and embellishments for decoration. The magnetic tape will firmly hold your creation together.
Here is one of the best creative photo album ideas for your favorite Insta pics. Get a small box that will serve as a case, and color paper to decorate it.
The shots themselves should be printed in the same size and glued to a long sheet of paper of the appropriate width. Then fold it angularly and place it in a box.
For such homemade photo books, get bristol board that can be folded angularly. Its main advantage is that it holds its shape well.
You need to adjust the shots to the size of the paper and stick them with regular glue. The cover page should be made of cardboard.
You can decorate it with fabric or color with paints.
Here is one of the simplest album ideas on this list. All you need is the Made Easy Album set. After selecting two cards for the cover and last page, glue them to the hard cardboard.
To realize this idea, you may use Instax printers or instant printing cameras. For easy storage, get a spiral notebook, which you can decorate with stickers, writings and various drawings on each page.
For such a cool photo album, you need to make a small accordion from glued-together sheets of paper of the proper length. Take the necessary shots and glue them to the accordion you got, and then place it in a small box.
Prepare shots by cropping them to the necessary size. The paper should have free space next to the glued photo. In this free space, you can draw anything you want and add interesting writings.
If you dream of creating a gift for your baby, but ordinary albums can quickly get damaged, I advise you to pay attention to this option. Use chipboard as a base and glue together pieces of clear packaging tape. Such a base is sturdy and durable enough for a kid friendly photo album. Stick photos to it.
For this photo album book idea, you can use your old album and give it a second life by slightly renewing it. Or you can change a new album.
You need glue and any fabric, which you want to use as a cover.
To realize this creative photo album idea, it is necessary to glue paper envelopes together. Each of them will serve as a separate place to store shots. You can decorate one of them or just the first and the last one.
For this option, use fabrics and various decorations. Additionally, you can place a photo of a mother on the cover page. Make drawings on the sheets for photos or scan ready-made drawings of children.
I think it is one of the cutest festive DIY photo album ideas. To bring it to life, prepare in advance and take a couple of shots during the year with the traditional character – the Elf on the Shelf in different places in the house.
Then combine these shots with family photos. Christmas stickers will serve as excellent decorations.
Even the most ordinary notebook can become a unique photo album with a bit of imagination. Use special pens to draw on the cover page, and add carved hearts for decoration. Additionally, you can wrap the album with tape and present it to your beloved as a gift for Valentine’s day.
To create such a DIY scrapbook photo album, you can stick various ornaments to the cover page as decorations, draw ghosts or other creatures.
This album is perfect for storing winter photos. The best decorations are pinecones, Christmas ornaments and ribbons with snowflakes.
Different stickers, Christmas cards and other festive attributes can be put inside the album.
It is one of the best children’s photo album ideas to reliably save these precious shots. The idea is especially suitable for the “first-year chronicle” of a child's life. As for decorations, use letter stickers, bows and flowers.
This idea can become a great gift for a baby boy or a family album with his photos. I suggest decorating it with fabrics, various stickers, flowers or toys. Design the inner pages according to the child’s hobbies – scraps from comics, drawings of cars, heroes, etc.
To create scrapbook albums in “Alice in Wonderland” style, I advise using magazines on springs that need to be decorated according to the chosen theme.
For this DIY scrapbook album, you need to cut out balloon shapes from colored sheets and attach them to the center of the cover page. Additionally, use thread and decorations for scrapbooking, such as bows to “tie” the balloons. Inside the album, you can continue this idea and make drawings or add stickers.
Minions are favorite cartoon characters of many children. You can draw a minion on the cover page, find stickers or cut it from fabric or paper. It is an excellent photo book for baby to play with, which will later bring back precious childhood memories.
In order to create a personal original wedding album, you can use special kits with the album, black paper and colored pens to draw on it. Pictures in the Polaroid style are perfect for this idea.
For this album, you need to get blank index cards. Stick your favorite photos to one side of the card.
On the other side, you may write wishes, a story related to a photo or just words of love. As a decoration for this DIY scrapbook cover page, use a printed photo with initial letters or special text.
To bring this idea to life, you can use thin boards or hardcover albums. In the second case, use wood-like adhesive paper to decorate the album. I suggest adding cut stencils in the shape of hearts or words to the cover page and glue red paper to the reverse page.
One of the best album ideas for weddings or times spent together is to cut out a large heart on the cover page and place the photo of both of you in it. Decorate the album with sets of small flowers.
Use a couple of beautiful paper envelopes, which must be glued together from the bottom. Decorate such DIY photo albums with drawings or inscriptions. Photos themselves can be stored in envelopes and glued to the outside. Put letters and important items inside.
In case you wish to dedicate an album to a specific person or even, you won’t find a better DIY picture book idea. It is rather portable and you will be able to take it with you anywhere, unlike bulky and heavy albums meant to be stored at home.
We usually have a large number of different little items, such as tickets, guides or checks after travels. You can combine them with photos, short written stories and get a perfect gift for a traveler.
Use old maps to realize unique photo book ideas. With their help, decorate the front and back pages with photos and mark the places where the photo was taken. Also, from the cards paper left, you can make envelopes for storing various small items.
Among the best DIY photo album ideas for memorable pictures from vacations, this one is rather simple and cheap. It won’t be difficult to find binder rings, a hole punch, a couple of postcards and make an album. The photos themselves can be glued to postcards or pierced with a hole punch and placed on a ring.
If you have an old, unnecessary book, you can turn it into a photo album. Simply cut out windows in the desired pages, tape them to the next page on three sides with double-sided tape. This way, you will create slots where you can put the selected shots.
In case you have old school copybooks that you don’t want to throw away because of certain memories, you may use them and bring to life DIY photo album ideas. In addition, the sheets covered with writing can become an original background for each photo that you stick.
For this idea, it is better to make an album in blue tones and use seashells for decoration, which you can gather yourself or purchase. For internal pages, use sheets with coastal patterns and similar stickers.
Here is one of the best DIY photo book ideas for the fans of wonderful Harry Potter story. Such an album will be of great value! To create it, you need to use albums and old vintage sheets. Also, get themed stickers and potion bottles as well as decorations.
Use these freebies to make your albums even better. Using the presented mockups, you can more original and professionally place photos on each page.
This mocap allows you to stack photos on selected pages in different sizes and place a large number of photos.
With this mocap you can turn photos into cute round images. Thus, you can place the photo either randomly or in even lines.
Mocap allows you to place photos in different sequences, and also makes it possible to add original frames to each of them.