If you like scrapbooking then you may constantly be wondering “How can I maximize use of my scrapbooking supplies so that I do not have to spend money frequently?” The following paragraphs will elaborate on a few tips that will help you make most with a small amount of supplies.
1. Left overs
While using scrapbooking supplies like ribbons, sequences and pieces of cloth, you may have left over’s that may not seem of any use to you. In such a scenario it is always better to keep these supplies safely since you can use these supplies to make collages or decorate the corner of the scrap book. Popsicle sticks that have been cut in half can also be used to make decorative designs.
2. Shut glue bottles
To prevent wastage of scrapbooking supplies it is always recommended to shut glue bottles and other products that can dry easily. If you are using glue from a plastic container and you cannot reach the last bit of glue, then you can use a Popsicle stick to reach the last part if the container of the mouth is big enough.
3. Check for insects
Before packing away all your scrapbooking supplies, ensure that the place you plan to store them doesn’t have mildew, insects and other things that can damage your supplies. If you stay in an area where it rains frequently or if you are packing away your scrapbooking supplies during the rainy weather then use bags that seal the moisture out of the bags.
4. Flea markets and garage sales
At times, supplies can be found in thrift stores, flea markets and garage sales. Before investing a lot in new supplies, consider visiting some of these markets since you may just find a great deal. Many online stores also offer scrapbook supplies for a discounted rate in some months of the year hence if you find such a deal then you may want to buy enough supplies for a while in order to save money.
5. Buy items that have been recycled before
Handmade paper that has been recycled is often used for scrapbooking since handmade paper is not only decorative but it is also eco friendly. It is usually a good idea to buy items that have been recycled before since these items are usually cheaper than non recycled items.
It is also possible to make eco friendly glue to hold down paper and other light materials. This eco friendly glue can be made by mixing equal amounts of flour with water and ideally this glue should have a thick but smooth texture. However, while using this glue remember to let the glue dry for at least 12 hours before shifting the scrap book.