Confession: All my photos are still in photo boxes or on my hard drive. Excuse #1: Scrapbooking isn’t for me. It’s too time consuming. Plus, I want my photos to take center stage, not some pretty paper cutouts. Excuse #2: I’ve never liked the idea of a collection of mismatched photo albums, which is what happens when you buy new albums over time. Solution: I made my own albums out of 3-ring binders. (This post contains affiliate links. If you use these links to buy something, I may earn a small commission. You can read my full disclosure here.)
My first DIY projects appeared in Sunset magazine’s now defunct blog, Home By Sunset. This post is an updated version of “Making a simple photo album,” originally published November 1, 2007.