How to create a memory book

Updated April 17, 2017

A memory book is a fun and creative way to hold on to those precious moments. Similar to a scrapbooking, it involves charting a specific time during your life, and of course your memories. Using a large binder, you can showcase photos, notes, letters, ribbon and pieces of clothing. Anything can be used for a memory book. Popular themes for memory books are senior year of high school, weddings, prom, summer, concerts and holidays. The following steps will teach you how to make your own customised creation.

Find a scrapbook. They are sold at craft stores and major retailers such as Target, K-Mart and Wal-Mart. Find one that is sturdy, and has enough pages for all of your photos and memorabilia.

Pick your theme. What do you want to chronicle? For example, you can use the theme of a holiday with your family. Line up all your photos from that time that you spent with them, and decide which ones you want to use. Photos are the centrepieces of all memory books.

Find your first photo, and using photo safe adhesive attach it to the page. Some books have slots for pictures, but unfortunately they are prone to fall out. Therefore, if you do decide to get one with slots, use an adhesive just in case.

Decorate the page. Write words or use stickers and stamps of words that are related to the photo. You can tape mementos from the occasion on the page, add ribbon, or any other embellishment you want.

Make your cover. Once you have completed the inside pages, it is time to decorate the cover. Just as you did the pages, treat the cover the same. Pick a photo that represents the memory you were chronicling, and use it as the base to decorate. By the end of this process, you should have a memory book dedicated to one of the most important times of your life.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrapbook
  • Photos
  • Construction paper or card stock
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Stickers
  • Double-sided tape
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About the Author

Krystal Clark began writing professionally in 2006. She has written for the Askew Reviews website and is the associate editor for a television and film blog ScreenCrave. Clark holds a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and studies, with a concentration in film theory, history and production, from Wayne State University.