Valentine’s Day is all about expressing love for anyone you care about, even family members! Create a scrapbook album for someone special, personalizing the pages for them. You can add their name, write special notes inside, or even create the album with their favorite colors to make it extra special. I think sometimes we get so caught up in expressing love to our spouse (or cat) that we forget that Valentine's Day can be about celebrating the bonds between family and friends. That’s just what this DIY Valentines Gift is all about. Please note, this post contains affiliate links.

How to Make a Valentine Gift For Sister - Mini Scrapbook by Jennifer Priest

To create a custom scrapbook album for a DIY Valentines gift, you'll need these supplies:

I created a scrapbook with lots of red tones and hints of lace to bring in the Valentine feeling without totally pasting hearts all over the place. Seriously, that could be weird. LOL

I think the best kinds of scrapbooks are those that are handmade.

By creating an album from scratch, you can include unique elements such as ephemera, a variety of page sizes, and even envelopes to hold mementos or extra photos. The effect is a unique, multi-faceted book that is entertaining for anyone to flip through:

Use Ephemera to Make your Scrapbook Interesting - Valentine Gift For Sister - Jennifer Priest

Vary the size of the scrapbook pages and include pages made from tickets, bingo cards, tags, and other ephemera to create an interesting, custom scrapbook like no other!

Gift this book with a selection of adhesive and a pair of scissors so they can easily snip photos and mementos and adhere them in the book. Add an acid-free pen to make adding photos and journaling easy.

Valentine Gift For Sister - Mini Scrapbook by Jennifer Priest

This scrapbook is completely handmade with a few sheets of stickers, some patterned paper, chipboard, a collection of envelopes and tags, and white glue. Here’s how:

Tip: Use acrylic paint to “distress” the edges of mini scrapbook pages. This prevents your inkpads from being cut by the sharp edges of the chipboard and gives a shabby, worn look to the project.

Gift an album like this for Valentine’s Day along with a gift card so they can order photo prints from their favorite digital developer.  

Who are you making a DIY Valentines gift for?

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Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.