How To Make Your Own Awesome DIY Scrapbooking Kits Using Supplies That You Already Have + Free Printable Instructions

Make your own awesome DIY scrapbooking kits using supplies that you already have with free printable instructions! Save time and money! You’re definitely going to want to check it out!

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collage of DIY scrapbooking kits with text: Make Your Own DIY Scrapbooking Kits with Free PrintableHave you ever fallen in love with a subscription-based monthly scrapbooking kit?

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At least until you looked at the price, right? A kit club will easily run you $25/month + shipping. It’s crazy, isn’t it?

DIY scrapbooking kit put together using mint and navy patterned paper, stickers, and embellishments

I love scrapbooking from kits, but I hate paying for them. That’s especially when I realized that there was almost always at least one thing I didn’t like and wouldn’t use. How could I justify spending that much money for something I wouldn’t use the entirety of? Instead, I decided to make my own scrapbooking kits.

DIY scrapbooking kit put together using pink and turquoise patterned paper, stickers, and embellishments

Here’s my no-fail formula for creating scrapbooking kits so that you can make a few too.

  1. Two coordinating colors – for my kits, I used yellow and gray, pink and teal, and mint and navy. Choose color combinations you love, so you’ll be excited to use the kits you make.
  2. 12 sheets of patterned paper. For each kit, I chose six sheets in a combination of the two coordinating colors and six sheets that were more neutral. You might also want to include solid cardstock in your kit.
  3. One package of large alphas and one package of small alphas. I chose one pack of Thickers and one pack of a smaller letter sticker for each of my kits.
  4. 3 pieces of coordinating ribbon and/or trim – I cut a few pieces to 12 inches each to include in my kits. I just chose from whatever I already had.
  5. One package of coordinating embellishments – I chose enamel dots for these particular kits, but you could definitely choose whatever embellishments make sense for you and your style.
  6. A handful of small things that coordinate – You could choose anything from die cuts to buttons. You can see there’s a nice variety of small things in each of my kits.

collage of DIY scrapbooking kits with text: How To Make An Awesome Scrapbooking Kit + Free Printable InstructionsThat’s it, y’all! That was easy, wasn’t it? I tend to do things like this assembly line style, so I put all three of these kits together at the same time, which meant only getting things out and putting them away once.

DIY scrapbooking kit put together using yellow and gray patterned paper, stickers, and embellishments

I use 13×15 Clear Plastic Storage Bags* to store the kits I make and they’re organized standing up with the rest of my kits & collections in large baskets.

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  1. Thank-you!! I’ve been looking for a way to put together my own supplies into “kits” and haven’t been able to find them…until now!

    Interestingly enough, I was actually organizing my Menu-Planning Bookmarks (in Chrome) and one took me to Pinterest, where I looked at my “mail” and saw a post for something entirely different, which led me to the 52-Week Craft Room Challenge, which eventually brought me to this post! haha! I’m sure that most creatives use a similarly circuitous route to find the best things in life!

    Thank-you for your blog!

    M <.

  2. That’s an awesome idea, Emma! I might have to try that some time. Lol… Thanks so much for visiting and have an awesome week!

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