I went to Bali a year ago with my dear friend Makensy. She brought an awesome Fujifilm instant camera on the trip and after two weeks exploring the island, we had a ton of memorable photos documenting our travels. Following our trip, I had a ton of great photos hidden away in a box to keep them safe, rather than keeping them in a box, I wanted to create a photo album for better display.
So one afternoon, I set out to create a functional and attractive album using materials I have at home. And using leftover craft paper, cardboard, and thread I created a cute keepsake photo album that I can proudly display on my bookshelf.
What I Did
– Using junk cardboard, I measured out to pieces, slightly larger than the Polaroid photos.
– I then took my craft paper and folded sections that were slightly smaller than the cardboard covers. To get rough edges, I folded back and forth until I could rip the pieces apart.
– I used a hole punch to punch two holes at the top of each piece of paper and cardboard.
– I then glued each photo on to a piece of paper
– To wrap things up, I took embroidery floss, pulled it through all of the paper and covers, combining everything into a book.
– I added the last little touches – beads to the floss and writing on the cover. It would also be fun to add mementos to the trip, I wish I’d saved flight tickets to incorporate onto the cover or pages.