Got Ugly Scrapbook Paper? This Project is For YOU!

Hi friends! Today I have a fun, quick and easy bookmaking project that only requires paper and adhesive! You can use any paper you want but it is perfect for the older scrapbook paper in your stash that you don’t care for because you can use the back side for the pages and the print will be hidden. Aren’t you glad you kept it now?


Watch the video to see how fun and quick these little notebooks are!



  • Paper
  • Adhesive
  • 20 minutes

I have seen some really cute notebooks that some of you guys made following my tutorial on Instagram, thanks for sharing! If you want share your pics you can post them on Thefrugalcrafter Facebook page of use #thefrugalcrafter when posting on Instagram, it might work on twitter too but honestly I’m not sure LOL! If you love this simple idea I would love it if you shared it on Pinterest or your favorite social media (handy links at the bottom of the post!) Thanks so much for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


14 Responses

  1. Just love this idea and I have lots of paper!


  2. Very cute!


  3. Thanks for the nice project idea


  4. Tina Marie Henry
    Lindsay thank you once again. I have 3 huge packs of ugly scrapbook paper! It is old and cracks on the fold. Can you recommend anything I can spray it with that would soften the pages (hopefully one of your recipes). I have some Paper Glide paper treatment mist, but the stuff is costly. I bet I am not the only one. Please rescue me from the cracked folds! :


  5. Great project and I love watching your videos. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.


  6. I made 14 of these while watching tv last night! So easy and fun! Thanks!


  7. I like the scrapbook pages you used it looks cute to me, but thanks for the idea. Now I know what I can do with all my green scrapbook paper I have. I don’t like the color green at all but some of my papers have green mixed in it.


  8. I think this is a great idea. I am guessing if you wanted to do larger pages with scrapbook paper you would end up with single folds, back to back to make the book.


  9. That is such a great idea for a project. And, thanks for the tip about cracking paper. I have the same problem with some of my paper when I fold it. I think cheap paper tends to do that, so it is nice to know that there is something that might help.


  10. Fun project. But I felt like I needed to be in your kids’ class. Lol! Had to pause and replay several times. And I am a retired second grade teacher! The second one was easier. I have lots of ugly paper too. Thanks!


  11. Thank you so much because I was donated some really ugly paper but didn’t know what to do with it…… I do, thanks


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