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If you were a pirate, your gold would be all the photos you’ve taken.
And like any pirate, you need a good place to store your precious treasure. Well, we’ve got just the DIY for that: a photo album treasure box!
Think of it as a locket, but with room to put in more than one photo.
It’s a sweet little twist on the average photo album that’d be perfect for portraits of friends or family! Plus, they make blogworthy little gifts.
It’s time to think inside the box.
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Hmmm, Photos In A Box, You Say?
Plus, this photo DIY is so easy to whip up—easier than cake from a box we say!
These photo treasure boxes would make lovely gifts, as well as creative wedding favors for those of you love birds gettin’ hitched soon.
STEP 1: Mark It Up
With your ruler and pencil, mark every 2″ on your strip of paper.
STEP 2: Do the Accordion Fold
At the first 2″ mark, fold the paper up and away from you, towards the next 2″ mark.
At the next 2″ mark, fold the paper again, but this time towards you.
Repeat this alternating folding pattern until all the 2″ marks have been folded.
You should end up with 8 “pages” created from all these folds.
STEP 3: Fill Your Treasure Chest
Take your photos and stick them on each of the “pages” with some double-stick tape or a glue stick. We kept some pages blank to add more “treasure” later.
Some photo treasure ideas:
STEP 4: Boxing Time
Double-stick tape or glue the first left flap on the inside of the jewelery box. Then tape or glue the rightmost flap on the inside of the box’s lid.
STEP 5: Make it Fancy
More Ways to Box It Up
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Published on June 21, 2012 — See more DIY
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