If you’re looking for some easy scrapbooking inspiration, then this miniature photo album just might motivate you to break out the page protectors and print some photos.
It must be all of the Instagramming I’ve done lately because I’m obsessed with square photos. They just offer a more interesting look than typical rectangular photos.
So, I’m really excited to share this 4X4 photo album I made featuring photos from a recent camping trip. Here it is!
The most difficult part of making this photo album was printing the photos. That’s what always takes the longest. I had to sort through all the photos I took while camping (a lot) to find the best ones (not as many), and then I edited them and sent them to be printed.
My favorite way to print photos is the PostalPix app for iPhone. (It’s also available for Android.) I can order photos directly from the app and they’re mailed right to my house. Of course, I also love that they offer the 4X4 option.
You can order prints in these sizes: 4X4, 4X6, 5X5, 5X7, 8X8 and 8X10.
PostalPix also offers aluminum prints, where photos are infused onto 1mm thick aircraft grade aluminum. I really want to try this printing method, but at $9.99 for one 4X4 print, I have to find the right photos to make sure it’s worth the expense.
There’s really no method to how I decided to organize the photos. I just went along the same timeline as the trip, and I mixed in close-up and far-off shots to add visual interest.
Instead of inserting photos on all of the pages, I cut scrapbook paper to the same 4X4 dimension and wrote some notes. That’s about as wild as I got with this album.
I also mixed in a few old school Polaroid photos that my boyfriend took. Fun, right?! I love the vintage-y feel they add to the album.
I’ve already flipped through this mini photo album so many times. I can’t stop looking at it. It turned out to be such a fun way to display photos.
Make your own miniature photo album to display photos from a recent vacation or event. It’s an easy project that you’ll appreciate for years.