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Remember when we went on that photo tour of Miami?! Well, it’s time for me to show you how I used all those bright and colorful photos taken with my snazzy new Canon 80D camera!

How I Take Blog Photos: Part Two | damask love

How I Take Blog Photos: Part Two | damask love

Since it takes me just a couple of minutes to print my photos using the Canon TS9020 printer, I spent a little more time crafting up a perfect place to showcase my shots. I’m currently loving the 5×5 square photo paper, so I opted to create a DIY accordion photo book that will perfectly accommodate the size of these prints.

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

Score the paper down the middle at 5 1/2″ and 11″ 

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

Use a tape runner to attach several scored sheets of paper along the 1″ overhang. Once you’ve attached 5 or 6 sheets, use scissors to trim off the last 1″ overhang of paper

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

Use a glue stick to apply patterned paper onto the chipboard cover pieces

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

With the paper folded in a “zig-zag” pattern, apply glue to the first and last pages, then sandwich between the covers. 

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

Add a strip of ribbon around the outside of the book to keep everything neatly bound together. 

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

Now, it’s time to place your 5X5 prints along with some sticker embellishments. 

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

DIY Accordion Photo Book | damask love

This project was completed in partnership with Canon. All projects, photos and opinions are mine, mine, mine! Thanks for supporting the collaborations that keep the lights on in this joint!

8 thoughts on “DIY Accordion Photo Book

    1. I gotta tell you – the first part of your comment puts a smile on my face! Girl -it’s a full time hustle but I love it!! Thank you for your comment!!

  1. I love this! You make everything look soooo easy! I’m going to try this, and hopefully finish it ? (and now I really want this printer, ugh..all the “shiny things”

    I have to say, You are so very inspiring to me! YOU are not just “another DYI blog” you are something very special! I appreciate and love that you are a dynamic, multifaceted maker full of creativity, and your passion to share with all of us, those of us who maybe aren’t so creative, to try something new and exciting! You give me that extra little nudge of confidence to make something!

    Xoxox

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