What to do with Photo Album

So, I suppose we all have old albums just lying around.  If you are like me, then you can’t throw them away because ‘you might need them someday!’  Never mind that I do scrapbooking and therefore put all my pictures in those, I still MIGHT need them!!!  After much thought, I decided I would use some old album pages to laminate a game.  It didn’t have to look good, just survive without being torn up!  Here’s how I did it:

Start with the album page, remember if yours has the journal spot on the side, it can be used in scrapbooks or to write notes and grocery lists on.  
Cut it up the side so that you have the proper size.
Place whatever you are trying to cover inside the plastic. I pulled out the paper that was inside.  Originally, I tried to use a punk lighter from the 4th of July to melt the plastic, this wasn’t the greatest of ideas as the plastic smothered it out. 
Better idea:  lighter!  Down side:  if you aren’t careful, you’ll burn your finger AND melt plastic to it!!!  Solution: place the plastic inside a CD case so that it is sticking out enough to melt.  Run your lighter up and down the side and melt the plastic.  Immediately run a wet paper towel over the melted plastic so that it smoothes it out.  I suggest using a zippo so that you don’t have to deal with the lighter getting hot!

I forgot to take a picture of the finished product before giving them away, but you can see the basic look of it on the side in the second shot.  It’s not fancy, but it works pretty well.  Kind of looks rustic!  LOL.  Hope you are doing well!!!

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Originally posted 2011-09-23 01:43:00.

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