Accordion Photo Box

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Our 2-year-old rescue, Emmy, has a ridiculous personality; she makes our whole family laugh with her expressive face and enthusiasm for snuggling, and I attempt to capture many of these minutes on my phone. But, I desired my kids to have an easy method to look through these silly minutes with Emmy whenever they required a laugh.

Using inspiration from a wide variety of craft bloggers online, I made an accordion, or pull-out, photo box. Believe me when I state, I am not a skilled or experienced crafter! But, this project was simple and enjoyable, and makes a charming design on their nightstands.

San Francisco-based Soulful Pet Photography owner Pipi Ray Diamond provided me some tips on limiting my frustrating library of pictures on my phone, arranging them progressing and choosing significant pictures.

You can personalize almost every part of this task from box size to color to variety of images. Get creative! Here’s a location to begin: Materials A small box (mine is 4 x 4 inches). I utilized wood, but you can utilize any product.

✔ Paint and paintbrush (optional) A few sheets of cardstock Photos sized to suit your box(I cut my own to 3 x 3 inches ) Ruler Tape or glue Pencil Scissors or craft knife Ribbon or rope for making a loop to take out the photo train Instructions Paint your box (optional). My box was a light wood, and I painted it with gray chalk paint.

  • While it’s drying, measure and cut your cardstock into strips according to the width of your box size. I cut mine to 31/2 x 31/2 inches to suit my 4 x 4-inch box.
  • Measure down your strip based upon how big your pictures are(I determined every 31/2 inches)and pencil in a little line for guide folds. Fold the strip into an accordion by rotating front and back folds. Cut as lots of strips as you need to accommodate your images, and tape or glue the end of the strips together. You should have one long accordion cardstock strip.
  • Glue or tape your photos onto each fold of the accordion. Create a loop with your ribbon or string and tape it to the top of the accordion to pull the photos out.
  • I cut and looped a pipe cleaner. Glue down a scrap piece of cardstock over completion
  • of the loop to cover the tape or glue mark. Fold your accordion and location it in package Tape one last image on the top, which you’ll see when you open package. Pro suggestions Pipi Ray Diamond, owner of San Francisco-based Soulful Pet Photography shares

    these suggestions: ✤

    Pay attention to how a picture makes you feel. If the image brings out a capitivating feeling, it’s a keeper. ✤ Photos narrate. Think about how adjacent pictures are”talking”to each other.

    ✤ A series of close-up shots of body parts, like the paws, nose and ears, make a memorable

    grouping in a photo collection. ✤ Capture your canine doing what he likes to do most, even if it’s sleeping. To catch clear action shots, consider investing in a DSLR electronic camera, which has a faster shutter speed than a phone. ✤ Always back up your images. Moving on, organize them by year on your computer. This will help you keep an eye on how your pet dog’s

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