DIY baby album envelopes (pockets) are my favorite newest addition to my baby book for Graham! I love keeping stuff from events or milestones. And, let’s be real honest, $6 paper pockets (plus shipping!) in every chapter of my book really isn’t in the budget. Plus, I don’t always want the pieces from different milestones to share one big pocket.
So, I came up with a cheap and easy DIY baby album pocket that only takes about 3 minutes to make. Perfect for a new mom! Or a not-new-mom-that’s-just-busy-aka-real-life.
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Here’s how it goes. It’s so simple and easy you can make as many as you want. And cheap to boot!
Get your paper bag and keep it folded flat. Lay it on your baby book and line the bottom of the bag up with the bottom of the book pages.
Fold the excess hanging over the top of the page over so that it isn’t hanging off the page any more.
Mark the binder ring locations on the bag lightly with a pencil.
Use your hole punch to punch holes at the spots where you marked, just like you would any other paper.
Fill your baby album pocket with your keepsakes. I found that a plain letter size paper fits beautifully if it’s folded into quarters (in half twice).
Put it in your binder and cherish that thing forever.
See? It really is the easiest DIY baby album project you’ll probably ever do. And since you can print on paper bags pretty easily, there’s no limit to the cool things you could do with this DIY baby album idea.