Friday, September 15, 2017

Photo Album - Upcycled Cracker Box

If you all haven't noticed, I'm really into upcycling and using trash to make beautiful creations.  This is just another one of those creations.  I started off with a cracker box and turned in into this!

In my video tutorial I will show you how to make the cover...

how to make a variety of pages with flaps and pockets...

and how to attach the pages to the binding.

I made this adorable shaker for one of the pockets.

This album is also filled with pages that have pictures on them, but you can put whatever you want on them.  It would even be a nice junk journal.  It would also look great if you made it Shabby Chic or Vintage or Elegant or Masculine.  Use your imagination to create it anyway you want.

All of the papers, stamps, and die cuts I used are
and this link will take you to the search page with everything on it.

CLICK HERE to watch my tutorial on 
my YouTube channel

And now...CHALLENGES!!!
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - #15 (I used the center row)
Crafting With Friends - Challenge #50
Kitty Bee Designs - #103 Fairytale / Fantasy
Day Dreamer Challenges - #2 Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - #54 Something For A Child
Happy Little Stampers - Sept. Anything w/ Dies
Mini Album Makers Challenge - September Simplicity
Your Scrapbook Place - September Challenge
Crafty Girls Creations - Challenge #39

Thanks for stopping by and...


  1. an adorable project with awesome details!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. What! A cracker box turned album? Way to repurpose. And then you added a shaker box. Very clever. Thanks for joining the Mini Album Makers Challenge blog.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy!!! I love upcycling....especially when it's not noticable :) Hugs...Janie

  3. Love those silly unicorns! You did a spectacular job on this. I never would have guessed it was a cracker box. Really cute! ~Heather

  4. An adorable project for a little girl. So pretty and well executed. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz DT.

  5. Wow, what a wonderful album, I just love the cover, so many beautiful details!! nd how clever to include a shaker box! Thank you so much for sharing it with us on the mini album makers challenge blog!

  6. Sweet, sweet album! It's such a joy to have you share with us in our first challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  7. It's such a cute album with lots of lovely details! The shaker is a great addition and I like the way you added the photos. Thank you so much for sharing with our first challenge at Mini Album Makers. Hugs, Autumn

  8. Oh what a great piece of recycling, your album is so lovely! I just love the unicorns and the shaker pocket is such fun! Thank you for joining in our first challenge at Mini Album Makers! Anne x

  9. great upcycling. That is a beautiful album
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  10. What a terrific project, Janie. Thanks for playing along with the TTTC this week.

  11. What a fabulous upcycling idea! And, I love the sweet unicorn, especially the shaker insert. Thanks for joining our Kitty Bee Aloha Friday Challenge.

  12. What a great little album and thanks for sharing with CHN patterned paper challenge.
    Margaret M

  13. What a sweet project. I love the shaker!! Thanks for joining our FIRST challenge at Mini Album Makers!

  14. Super job on the Album
    Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place
    ¸..• ´¨¨)) -:¦:-¸.•´ .•´¨¨))*((¸¸.•´ ..•´
    Shell in Alaska (DT)*

  15. Super job, super projects, totally love them! thank you for joining us here at Daydreamer challenges.
    hugs Zowie (DT member) x

  16. Love that you have turned trash into treasure with this adorable album - what a lovely idea to include a shaker in one of the pockets too. Thanks so much for joining us for the first Mini Album Makers Challenge.
    Alison x