I altered the cover of a scrapbook my friend sent me. I had everything on hand to make this, so this was a zero dollar project for me.
Here's a little tutorial.
I started with a plain scrapbook my friend sent me.
I cut a piece of burlap and glued it down using Mod Podge.
I added some jute burlap and a ribbon to the left and glued down salt dough stars which I stamped. I spelled out my son's name using foam lettering from the Dollar Store. I braided jute twine and glued it down along the edges using Mod Podge. I used clothes pegs to keep it in place until it dried.
I fashioned these curly things out of jute twine and glued them down, keeping them in place with tape until they dried.
I mounted a black and white photo using foam bits. I might change this photo to a different one in sepia - the one I used was the only one I had that was suitable at the time.
I added a button using a glue gun and added ties using jute twine, also affixed with a glue gun. And there you have it.