Create a Photo Book Craft #DIY #Memories 23


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Create a Photo Book Craft

Who doesn’t love having photos from past events or family vacations that you can enjoy later on?  I always share my photos from trips online, but love to have some that are special sitting around, or even for sharing with family.  I saw this available on a photo sale site and figured, “why not just make my own?”  It was really easy to make, and could be changed up to whatever style, colors, etc. that you wanted.

The photo book could be made smaller, larger, or even different sizes…just depends on how creative you want to get.  I sure hope that you like it!  Have a blessed day, and please be sure to comment on, and share this craft on your social media channels – thanks!

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Create a Photo Book Craft


Materials/Tools Used:

  • Poster Board
  • Craft or Recycled Cardboard
  • Material
  • Ribbon
  • Glue Gun / Glue Dots / Tape
  • Photos
  • & Time!

photo book
Instructions:

I started with a template of how many photos that I wanted to use.  Since I was doing a total of (8) photos, there will be (4) on each side that are the 4×6″ photo size.  I also left some end pieces that were about 2″ wide each.  Using a pencil, I marked this on the poster board to know where to cut at the 4″ line.

photo book

photo book

After the whole piece was cut out, I used my metal ruler to make folds at the 2″ ends, and then every 6″ on the piece.

photo book

I then folded them a bit more tightly to come out with a piece that looked like this:

photo book

Next, I cut (2) 4×6″ pieces of the thicker cardboard to make the front and back covers for the book.

photo book

I wrapped just a bit of scrap fabric around the cardboard, and trimmed it to about 1″ on each side.  Using my glue gun, I attached the edges to the cardboard piece.

photo book

Then, using my fingers to push it in with folds on the edges (kind of like wrapping a gift), I finished up the sides of the cardboard. Using my glue gun, I secured just one side on each piece, since you’ll be finishing the other edge in a different way.

photo book

I then glued in the 2″ edge of the folded piece into the open side of the fabric covered cardboard.  Make sure you seal the edge completely, but try not to have any glue overflowing.  Do this on both of the sides of the folded paper.

photo book

photo book

Next, I added some ribbon to the rear cover in the center to use for tying up the book to close it up.  Just use a few small dots, or whatever works for you.

photo book

Now, just tie the ribbon over the top into a bow, so you can trim the pieces to the length that you want.

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After that, you can start adding the photos.  I just used a double-sided adhesive roller that I love for crafting, to make it super easy, and not messy at all.

photo book

Now you can trim up any edges of the photo book, as needed…tie up the ribbon around your book and enjoy!!

photo book

photo book

photo book

photo book

I hope you like it!  Please take a minute to leave me a comment, and let me know what you would do different, or what you would add, etc.  Be sure to tweet, pin, share, etc. – thank you!!


“You sleep a little; you take a nap. You fold your hands and rest.” –Proverbs 24:33

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Sherron Ostrander
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That is a wonderful excellent idea!

Melissa
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what neat craft. #homemattersparty

Crystal
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What a cute idea! Photo gifts are popular in my family–everyone always wants me to gift them a scrapbook. This is less work and still does the trick 🙂 #HomeMattersParty

Life With Lorelai
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What a fun project. It would be cool as a little gift of special memories — girl’s weekend, special birthday, etc. Thanks for sharing and co-hosting at #HomeMattersParty 🙂

~Lorelai
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Michelle James
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I’m always looking for new ways to give pictures to family & this would be great! So creative! #HomeMattersParty

Sahana
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Love how this turned out! Such an awesome idea, Jamie. #HomeMattersParty

Pam
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I love love love this! I have made similar ones like this that were about 4 inches square. Yours is wonderful. #HomeMattersParty

Nicole B.
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I love the mini photo albums. They would be fun gifts to make for family, too. I haven’t ever seen one made with the fabric cover, that’s really a nice touch! Thank you for sharing this tutorial at #HomeMattersParty

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Crystal Green
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This is such an adorable crafty idea. I love the print you choose to use.
Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty.

Tracy N Hall
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Tracy N Hall

Looks great! I have been wanting to make one! Thanks for the awesome photos, showing the details of putting it together! ♡Tracy