Saturday, October 17, 2009

Tutorial: Cheap and Easy Photo Board Book!

I made a photo book for Bean!

Bean has loved looking at family photos lately. I wanted a simple and cheap way to organize them so that he could look at them without destroying them. You can order blank board books, but I didn't want to pay for shipping.

Instead, I decided to recycle one that he already has. The board book that I used was originally $1.00. You can find them in the dollar section at Jo-Ann Fabrics. Seriously cheap. You will also need a glue stick and some photos.

Materials Needed:
1 board book
Glue Stick

Step 1: Apply glue to the back of a photo

Step 2: Glue it in place.
Step 3: Repeat for all of the pages, including the front and back of the cover.

The original pages make a nifty frame around the photos!

Success! He Loves it!

PS: His Great Grandmother made the froggie quilt that he is sitting on.

PSS: A special "Thank You!" to Dev for a little photo editing help. A combination of our blue walls and the blue sky made one of the photos a little too blue.


yudis said...

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Jessica said...

Thanks for the comment! It was a fun project. We need to make a new one soon :-)

Ash said...

Love this idea. <3

Gabrielle said...

This is a fabulous idea! Great recycling and sturdy for babies!

Crusty Baguette said...

Thanks for the nice comment! We still look at the book, it is holding up really well.