A smash book is a new trendy way to do your memory keeping. A simple DIY craft idea. I’m using an old vintage book as the start of my smash book.
Have you heard of a smash book? They’re new and trending and are definitely growing in popularity.
Smashing is a way to journal that isn’t as precise and scrapbooks are usually considered to be. A smash book doesn’t need to be in chronological order and it’s even okay if you skip around on the pages. You can buy official Smash Books that are filled with different Scrapbook Papers, or do what I am going to do and create one out of an actual book. I plan to add pictures, scrapbook paper, stickers and embellishments by gluing, taping or stapling. The best thing about these books is you don’t have to worry about the perfect layout. This is how they got their name because you “smash” everything in.
I have never made a Smash Book before, but I love looking at other books on Pinterest so I wanted to give it a go.
A while ago, I was at my local DI (a thrift store) and came across this old book whose title was the same as my name. I just couldn’t resist and I thought it was a sign that it was time to start my own Smash Book.
What I love about this book is that it is old. Its copyright date is 1954, and I love that it has old uneven pages.
How to Prep the Pages
When using a preexisting book, you will need to prep the pages so that you can write, paint and glue over the words. This tutorial is great in explaining how to choose a good book and how to prep the pages.
Smash Book Challenge
Don’t know what to put on the pages of your Smash Book? These are some page ideas that I love and want to incorporate into my own Smash Book.
Finished Smash Books to Use as Inspiration
When creating, I like to see what others have done. It always gives me such great ideas! These are some of my favorites. Aren’t they fun?!
No Wrong Way
The biggest thing to remember is there no wrong way to Smash Book. It is supposed to be messy and maybe even a little chaotic. That is what makes it so much fun!
Now to get started on my Smash Book!
Have you started a smash book? Share and leave a comment below!
And let’s be friends on Pinterest so you can see all the DIY projects I’m pinning!
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