DIY Gift Photo Album

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Introduction: DIY Gift Photo Album

About: Hello dear viewers and readers! My name is Darja! My hobby is cooking various delicious dishes.

Good afternoon, dear viewers and readers! In today's instruction, I will show you how to make a gift photo album with your own hands. The photos used in this instruction were taken by me in the summer in Riga, Latvia, where I live.

Supplies

To create a gift photo album, we need:

  • Photos square shape.
  • Coloured cardboard.

Essential Equipment:

  • Scissors.
  • Ruler.
  • Pencil.
  • PVA glue stick.

Step 1:

Let's start creating a gift photo album. First you need to take a sheet of colored cardboard and mark it with a pencil and a ruler. In my case, colored cardboard has A4 format. We need to retreat 15 mm from the edge of the cardboard, then we need to mark 4 squares with dimensions of 103 by 103 mm. The remaining parts on the sheet will form the middle square when we glue everything together.

Step 2:

Next, with scissors, carefully and evenly cut a sheet of cardboard in half according to the markup.

Step 3:

The resulting strips of cardboard need to be bent according to the markings. First, we bend the edge of the cardboard with dimensions of 15 mm in width. Then we bend all the other parts of the strip forming squares.

Step 4:

Next, glue two strips of cardboard together to form five squares. To create a long strip, you can use cardboard larger than A4 format.

Cardboard set includes two sheets of each color of the rainbow. Thus, from two colored sheets, we form two long strips.

Step 5:

Then we coat the edge of one of the strips with glue and glue it in the middle of the second strip of cardboard. This process is repeated four times forming the shape of a cross.

The whole process of making cardboard strips is repeated for each color used.

Step 6:

Then we prepare the photos. The most important thing in the creation process is photos of the right size. In my case, the photographs are in the form of a square with dimensions of 100 by 100 mm.

Trim off the extra white parts around the edges of the photo.

Then we glue the photos to the resulting cardboard cross on all sides except for the middle part.

The whole process is repeated for each color used in the project.

Step 7:

Now let's prepare the photo box. The box must be formed according to the size of the resulting crosses with photographs approximately 350 mm in size. Cross length 309 mm + 40 mm to form the edges of the box.

With the help of a ruler and a pencil, we make markings along the edges of the cardboard, indent 20 mm on each side.

Then we cut out the top and bottom part of the future box from cardboard.

Step 8:

Next, you need to bend the sides of the resulting parts of the box and then glue the curved edges together.

Step 9:

Next, inside the resulting box, you need to glue crosses with photographs. Crosses are glued to each other.

Step 10:

Then you can enjoy the finished result. For a more aesthetic and beautiful appearance of the box, it can be decorated with a gift bow.This gift photo album will delight you and your loved ones!

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    15 Comments

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    Creativity Hub
    Creativity Hub

    3 months ago

    This is sooo COOL!!! Thank You so much for sharing your idea

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Reply 3 months ago

    Thank you!

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    creaky
    creaky

    Question 3 months ago

    I am confused on the steps.
    Step one - A4 paper is 210mm × 297mm. I will make a mark at 15mm from the longer side , then another mark at 118 (15+103) and another at 221. Correct? This will leave an extra strip of width 297-221. Do I need to cut this strip off?
    Step two - Do I cut another sheet of A4 paper in half or the paper I just marked up in step one. If it is step one paper then do I cut perpendicular to the marks I made in step one?
    Step three - which piece am I folding? Step one or Step two. Am I folding step one paper at the 15 and the 103 and the 221 mark?
    Step six - the pictures show the two pieces of crossed cardboard connected together, but the instructions don't seem to mention it.
    Step seven - how big does this piece of carboard need to be? Should it be the length of the crossed cardboard? Do you make the top and bottom from separate pieces of cardboard. Or from the one you measured on?
    Step eight - bend at what marking? the ones you made in step seven?
    Step nine - do you glue the empty pieces in the middle of the cardboard to each other if you are making more than one? Is the very bottom cross empty space glued to the box?

    Sorry for all the questions as I'd really like to make this as a going away present for a friend

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Answer 3 months ago

    Good afternoon!

    1. On the side of 210 mm, we measure 103 mm twice, cut off the remaining 6 mm. On the long side 297mm, first measure 15 mm, then twice 103 mm. This should be done on two separate sheets.
    2. Then, along the 297mm side, cut the sheets in half.
    3. When the strips are not glued, they look like this. One edge is indented 15 mm, then two squares with dimensions of 103 by 103 mm and the second edge with dimensions of 76 mm.
    4. Then we bend everything according to the markings. It is necessary to bend the first edge along the 15 mm markings, then the squares along the 103 mm markings.
    5. Then two strips need to be glued together. From two pieces of 76 mm each, you need to get 103 mm. When you glue two strips on top of each other, measure the length with a ruler.
    6. The resulting crosses are glued together and glued into a box.
    7. The dimensions of the box are made according to the size of the crosses.
    8. You should get a square with dimensions of approximately 350 mm. The length of the cross is 309 mm + 40 mm to form the edges of the box. We retreat 20 mm from each side.

    It seems that all the steps are quite clearly spelled out in my opinion.
    I changed some description of the instructions. Thanks!

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    ErnieB
    ErnieB

    4 months ago

    Cardboard or construction paper? It looks like the latter in thickness . Great idea & so simple. As a kid I mounted fotos with small corners, this would allow changing out fotos if they're still sold.

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    ErnieB
    ErnieB

    Reply 3 months ago

    Eipä kestä

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Reply 3 months ago

    Thanks!

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thank you! The project uses colored cardboard. This cardboard is slightly thicker than paper.

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    pdxmollysue
    pdxmollysue

    Reply 3 months ago

    In the US it is called cardstock and it looks like she used 160 gsm weight.

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    ZEA 2300
    ZEA 2300

    3 months ago

    This looks so cool! I love how it's rainbow.
    Great job!

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    Vaibhav216
    Vaibhav216

    4 months ago

    Its beautiful like Rainbow colors !

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thank you!

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    jessyratfink
    jessyratfink

    4 months ago

    Whoa! Very neat :D

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    Darja Dodu
    Darja Dodu

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thank you!