DIY Photo Books

photo books

These easy and fun photo books are perfect to use as the bridal shower guestbook or to give as your gift to the bride-to-be!

For a guestbook, have someone in charge of taking pictures of the bride-to-be and each guest. (A polaroid camera would be great for this but a digital will work too.) Have the guests sign a page in the book and place their picture with the bride-to-be next to where they have signed. A book the bride-to-be will treasure always!

To give as a gift to the bride-to-be, take pictures throughout the shower and once developed - make a scrapbook for the bride-to-be! Don't forget to include the invitation and any decoration mementos too!

Okay now how to make these super cute books....

supplies for guest book

Supplies Needed:

  • 8 1/2 x 11 white cardstock (use as many pieces of cardstock as you want pages in the photo book)
  • 2 pieces (8 1/2 x 11) heavy duty scrapbook paper in desired color and/or design
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Putting the photo book together:

Step #1- Using the hole punch, punch two holes in one of the pieces of heavy duty scrapbook paper. (This will be the cover.) Using the cover as a guide, continue punching two holes in each piece of cardstock, ending with the second piece of heavy duty scrapbook paper, which will be the bottom cover. Place all pages of book together in order of how you would like the book to be.

Step #2- Cut two pieces of ribbon about 21 inches long. Thread pieces of ribbon through each hole and tie into a cute bow to bind the book together.

Step #3- The book is complete! If you'd like to add a personalized tag to the front, simply type up what you'd like it to say on your computer (ex. Mary's Bridal Shower - 8~14~2010) and print it on cardstock. Cut it into desired shape, add some fun scrapbook paper to the back and glue it to the book!

bridal shower guest book

*** Cute Tip- Instead of having each guest just sign the photo - guestbook, have them include some Words of Wisdom for the bride-to-be! Memories she will be sure to cherish forever.

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