I know we've all seen them before — photos documenting the weekly/monthly growth of a cute little baby. Babies grow so quickly and I wan't to be able to look back at Amelia's growth in years to come.
I decided to do these monthly photos before Amelia was even born. I purchased mine from Etsy. So I then needed somewhere to take the photos, I thought about getting a chair but by the time Amelia had turned 1 month I had completely forgotten. So I decided to put her on a blanket and see how that went. Then somehow moved on to being the laminate floor, babies love it for some reason! I'm aiming to use a different headband for each monthly photo(which I have plenty for that). I then wanted somewhere that I could store them which wasn't on the laptop, so I decided to make a scrapbook/photo album.
I used an A5 sized blank scrapbook from PaperChase, decorated the front myself and started adding the photos. Another idea is to jot down the monthly stats at the time so you won't forget. I also put her monthly sticker on the opposite page to see. am also planning on doing this with her weekly photo's which I am still taking and I have made a birth to 3 months photo album too which you can see here and plan to do many more. You can make this from scratch or buy an A5 scrapbook on EBay.
Spiral Binding Machine
A5 size spiral binder
20-30 sheets of A5 white card (160gsm)
2 x Hammered card A5 size for the front & back
Ribbon etc to decorate
Hot glue gun
1. Put your printed book pages together and line up the edges so that everything is even.
2. Insert the book (left side in) into the spiral binding machine. Be sure that it is all the way in and then pull the lever down to create perforations. If it is a very thick book, you will have to take a few pages at a time and then line everything back up again.
3. Insert the spiral binding comb into the top of the spiral binding machine (with the side that opens up facing upwards) and then pull the lever back to open the comb.
4. Insert your back cover into the combs first. Then the printed book pages, and finally the front cover.
5. Pull the lever back up and close the combs to create your completed spiral bound book.
6. Next decorate the front how you wish and then insert photos.
There are all sorts of ways to do it and lots of creative ideas floating around waiting to be grabbed by all you imaginative parents. I love seeing new ideas, so If you have done something similar leave your link below and I'll take a look.
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