Next month is Fathers day. I never know wat to get my own dad or my husband, so this year I decided to make something that I know they will treasure with some help from the munchkin. A mini photo album that you can carry with you while you are travelling or that you can use as a photoframe on your desk! How cute is this?
You can make your own! You will need:
A large sheet of cardstock (mine was 30 by 40 cm)
A piece of greyboard
A gorgeous artwork from your kids
Cut a strip of cardstock at 8 cm wide.
Use your paper knife to make a crease every 6 cm apart. Fold the first crease to the front, the second to the back, the third to the front etc.
Cut the greyboard to two pieces measuring 8,5 by 6,5 cm.
Cut a piece of artwork approx 12 by 10 cm. Put glue on the back of the artwork, right up to the edges. Place the piece of greyboard on the artwork. Cut the corners at about 5 mm of the corners of the greyboard.
To make neat corners, fold the short sides overe the greyboard. Push the corners inside. Fold the long sides over.
Glue the middle of the ribbon to the greyboard. Put glue on the last flap of your cardstock and glue it to the greyboard over the ribbon.
Do the same with the other piece of greyboard and artwork, but without the ribbon. Fold the album closed and place it between two books on your bookshelf so it can dry flat. Leave it there for at least a few hours.
Glue the pictures inside and voilà! A cute, neat little fathers day gift! Or a mini wedding album, or a mini baby album... Or a little album with holiday snaps to remind you of sunny beaches at the office... Whatever you want!!!