With the whole family gathered around the dining room table or lounging in the living room, Thanksgiving is a great day for playing paparazzi. Once your prints have developed, you can take the boring route and put them in a photo album or make a valuable keepsake in the form of a Thanksgiving scrapbook. If you have a ton of pictures, you can put them into a single Thanksgiving scrapbook. Otherwise, it is fun to make a scrapbook with pictures from each Thanksgiving. Once the Thanksgiving scrapbook is finished you’ll be able to marvel at how much your kids have grown and changed over the years.
The best way to personalize a Thanksgiving scrapbook is to use colorful paper, unique layouts and fun scrapbooking embellishments. If you’re drawing a blank, use the following scrapbooking embellishments to add a little pizazz to your Thanksgiving scrapbook:
You don’t have to go and pluck a turkey to get feathers in your Thanksgiving scrapbook. A lot of scrapbook stores have big packages of feathers that are reasonably priced. With some brands, you can just peel the feather off the label and stick it to the page. For non-stick feathers, just invest in some glue dots.
The great thing about using leaves in your scrapbook is that you don’t have to pay for them! Just go out on a nature walk and find some vibrant leaves. Once you’ve gathered a bunch, press them between the pages of a heavy book. You can use glue dots to attach the leaves to the scrapbook page.
Wherever you go to buy scrapbooking embellishments, you’ll probably see lots of turkey stickers and die cuts. They may look a bit tacky, but for many scrapbooking enthusiasts, they are just too adorable to resist.
Remember, turkey is only one of several foods eaten at Thanksgiving dinner. Most traditional Thanksgiving meals also include mashed potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie. If you have a picture of family members stuffing their faces with food, you can make the scrapbook page blackmail-worthy with the right embellishments. Look for sticker sets with Thanksgiving foods and matching die cuts.
If you have leftover Halloween scrapbooking embellishments, you might be able to get away with using them in your Thanksgiving scrapbook. Obviously, ghosts and Jack O’ Lanterns won’t work so well, but pumpkins and scarecrows are great options.
Learn more about scrapbooking:
Buying Scrapbooking Materials on eBay
Guide to Shopping for Scrapbooking Paper
Paper Die-Cuts: Creative Scrapbooking Ideas