I love making photo albums out of unusual items.....and I had this American Crafts ribbon spool sitting empty on my desk. I decided to alter it and make it a mini album of Cortney.
The photos are attached to the top piece......so when you want to view the photos, you just pull....
I added flowers to the top of the box using my Cricut and the Flower Shoppe Cartridge.
This is what you will need to create your own ribbon spool mini album. : ) Got any of these laying around?
Take the top off and get rid of any excess glue on the edges.
After the edge has been cleaned a bit paint it with whatever color you desire....I chose a cream colored paint.
Measure the inside of the spool and cut your paper. Adhere it to the inside of the spool.
I used Spellbinder's dies to cover the top and bottom of the ribbon spool.
I used seam binding to adhere my photos to, but any ribbon would work. I cut designer paper to the same size as my photos and sandwiched the seam binding in between the paper and the photo.
So one side is all photos, and the other side is pretty paper. I suppose you could do photos on both sides, but my thought was when you pulled it out.....you would only be looking at the one side....does that make sense?
Here is the other side.....just pretty papers....no photos.
I placed some pop dots inside the box to elevate the photos a bit.
I accordion folded the photos inside the box.
I glued it to the top of the box....then to look at the photos you just pull and view!
And here is the top of it again....all prettied up. Lots of flowers, ribbon, a little chipboard piece by Maya Road. Glitter....a doily....all the things I love....especially the little girl inside.
If you have any questions regarding this tutorial at all, please feel free to leave a comment and I will clarify any instructions!
Have a great weekend my friends!