Make a mini accordion photo book to give as a gift to family and friends.
There is a quick and easy way to size and print multiple photos onto one page and I’ll step you how to do it!
Tie your photo accordion book with ribbon, put it in a gift box, or make a decorative tin.
To make a decorative gift tin, check out these easy tutorials: Mini Keepsake Tins for Mom & Grandma – Free Printables and Father’s Day Mini Keepsake Tins DIY – Free Printables.
Below is the simple accordion photo book DIY instructions and supplies list.
- Digital photos
- A computer and printer
- Good quality card stock
- A sharp precision (X-Acto) knife
- A ruler or straight edge
- Lightweight cardboard (like a shirt box or cereal box)
- Fabric or decorative Paper
- A glue stick
- Hot glue gun
- Cutting mat
How To Print Photos in Strips – 3 Easy Steps
First, gather up all the digital photos you’d like to use in your accordion photo book and put them in a folder on your desktop. I found that about nine photos made a good size mini photo book.
You can use –all verticals photos — all horizontals– or mix it up!
STEP 2 – print A Contact Sheet
Next, select all of the photos in your folder.
With all of the photos selected, Right Click for Window and select Print or Select File in the Menu for MacOS and select Print from the dialog box.
In the Print Pictures Dialog Box, you will be given options. I’m on a PC so I selected the Wallet size option. On macOS, you can set the number of photos you’d like and create a contact sheet.
In your Print Dialog box select to print as a PDF file.
STEP 3 – Print The Contact Sheet to Your Home Printer
Print the PDF photo contact sheet to your home printer.
Make these beautiful mini keepsake tins for Mom for Mother’s Day or her Birthday!
Read More: Mini Keepsake Tins DIY
How to Assemble Photo Strips
After you have your photos printed on card stock, Carefully cut each row of photos with a precision knife (X-Acto) as shown below.
How to Make a Cover
Measure your Accordion Photo Book – closed size. Use these measurements to cut a front and a back cover out of cardboard.
These decorative tins are easy to make and dad will love this thoughtful handmade gift!
Read More: Mini Keepsake Tins For Dad
Add a personalized note to the inside cover if you like!
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