DIY Accordion Photo Book Gift Idea {with Free Printable}

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I’m super excited to be participating in a fun Valentine’s Day Blog Hop with some fabulous bloggers.Valentine Blog Hop

I’m sharing a fun little photo book I made for my wonderful hubby to send him on the ship.  And like usual, it was super easy to put together.

DIY Photo Book All you need are a few of your favorite pictures, cardstock, double sided tape and some ribbon.  I had my favorite Instagram pictures printed at Walgreens so they were already 4×4.  You could print out 4×6 pictures and cut them to 4×4 or make a book that is 4×6.

Let’s get started.

DIY Photo Book - Step 1

Step 1:  Cut 4×8 inch strips of cardstock.  Fold each strip in half and adhere together using the double sided tape.

DIY Photo Book

Step 2:  Adhere your pictures to each square.

Step 3:  Tape  apiece of ribbon to the center of the front book.  Place the ribbon so it is about 5 inches long on the right and about 20 inches long on the left so it wraps around and ties.

You + Me = Awesome - Free Printables

Step 4:  Print out the cover printable (available HERE and HERE) and adhere to the front of the book.  I created two because I couldn’t decide which color scheme I wanted.  I decided to go with the more colorful cover.

Step 5:  The final step is to fold the book closed and tie the ribbon in a bow.

Such a fun little gift to make.  I think I’m going to make one for the grandparents also.

Now head over and check out these other great Valentine’s Day crafts and recipes.

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  1. This is really cute, I love the idea of giving this to a loved one for Valentine’s Day. Pretty easy too, thanks for sharing!

  2. This is so cute, and I love the tutorial. I know my grandparents would love to get these with pictures of our family in it!

  3. LOVE this idea! It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and you could easily do it for just about any holiday! Pinning 🙂

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