We’ve been having fun making some Halloween accordion books for photos of the kids in costume. I’ve made a few for swaps and friends and I might even list some on Etsy later. These are really easy to make and can be decorated for any holiday or event.
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Halloween Accordion Books Tutorial
Cut your paper into 4″ wide strips with a paper cutter. You can make a complete book out of just one sheet of paper but I like the variety when you use 2 different designs.
You’ll have 3 pieces – 4″ x 12″. Fold them in half. The finished book will be 4″ x 6″.
Arrange the papers so that the middle paper overlaps half of the 2 outside papers. Use your glue stick to stick the two pages together but (VERY IMPORTANT!) only glue the bottom and side edges. This will leave a pocket for you to add more photos, tags, or journaling.
Cut a notch out of the top of the pocket with a round punch.
Now for the fun part — decorate! There are no rules to this part of the tutorial. Do whatever you want. I usually would have inked the edges a lot more but I made this one for someone who doesn’t like that “dirty” look.
Here are a couple more unfinished covers. I thought I’d taken more photos of my other completed books. I’ll post more when I find them or take more photos.
Here’s our mess:
Please feel free to pin any of these images to your Halloween Pinterest boards and follow my Halloween board, too!
‘Til the next project,