In particular, I needed a home for all my Barn Sale ideas. It had to be cheap and cute or I knew I wouldn’t use it.
I found this old photo book I had stuffed somewhere. Cheap, but not cute. But I knew I could dress it up a bit.
Found some awesome fabric in my stash- measured around the photo book giving about and extra inch and a half overlap- then cut, cut, cut.
I had a can of spray adhesive- so it worked very well for attaching the fabric to the exterior of the scrapbook. It dried very quickly. Then I folded over the edges to the inside- creased the corners and glued them with Mod Podge. (love that stuff!)
Next- found some fun X&O Live, Laugh, Learn scrapbook paper in my stash that is a true sentiment to all we've done with the Barn Sale----- Lived through each of them, Laughed a lot along the way-- and Learn more each year!!!!
Next- cut the paper to fit as close to the edges as I could without seeing it from the front of the book! Used Mod Podge to attach the paper to the inside and back covers. It took a bit longer to dry.
Now- I have a fabulous little album to put ideas and such in......It's a great size- 8x8 so I put little bits of this and that- even some tags from last year’s vendors as a reminder of the creativity that makes the Barn Sale so special and unique. I've got lots of ideas for this year!
I bet you have an old notebook or album lying around that could use some dressing up. You can do it! Find some fabric and paper and make it fun!