Still looking for a Mother’s Day gift for this Sunday? Here’s an idea for a project you still have time to make! I created this binder with a personalized cover and plastic sheet protectors inside to store all my son’s artwork. He’s still a toddler so for now I filled the binders with a few paintings he’s done over the past few months along with some photos of him making those paintings. Now his grandmas have a place to store and preserve all those precious creations from their grandchildren!
Materials: 3 ring binder with plastic exterior pockets, scrapbooking supplies, clear page protectors
1. Use the scrapbooking supplies to decorate the exterior as simply or elaborately as you like.
2. Fill the inside page protectors. I put a painting my son did in the front of each page protector and photos of him making the painting showing on the back. You could leave out the photos and keep it to strictly artwork though!
For the photo pages I cut pieces of scrapbook paper to 8 1/2″ x 11″ and printed the date of each painting and used rubber cement to attach two photos. I left these pages pretty simple so they’d be easy to put together as my son makes new artwork. If you’re a scrapbooker you could make these pages more elaborate. I was able to get each album started with 3 paintings and photo pages.
Now for future Mother’s Days, other holidays, or whenever we feel creative we can start filling up these books. And while you’re making one for the moms in your life, don’t forget to make one for yourself too! I can see myself filling this up with cards, notes, and artwork for years to come.