Apr 16, 2010

D.I.Y Recycling Mini Accordion Book

This mini  accordion is perfect to give to someone you care as a message. It can be a simple hello, a love note, or a quote. Since I'm an illustrator I illustrated a love note :) (Im such a hopeless Romantic). Here it is, click on the images to make them larger.

1: All you need, is to cut out two squares out of a cereal box. You can pick any size you want, but I'm doing this accordion book 1"x1". The accordion paper ( which comes from a paper bag) is 1"x12". You can have it as long as you want but keep it down to even numbers:

2: The draw your illustration or write your note across the strip:

3: Fold your accordion:

4: Since is a small love story, I decided for the cover, to cut out a heart shape. Then drew red on the back of the page where I will glue the cover. Finally glue your covers:

5: Ta-da! is ready, for final touch you can tie it with a colorful string before giving it to someone. It almost look like a mini gift box :)

Have a great weekend everyone

1 comment:

  1. My goodness, such a cute idea! I'm gonna have to try this when I have time!