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How to create an accordion in a box mini album

Create an Accordion in a Box Mini Album

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Cut five 4" x 1" strips from black cardstock. Fold strips in half.

Cut five 4" x 1" strips from black cardstock. Fold strips in half.

Attach a square to each side of folded strip. Continue to attach all squares to strips until you have an accordion.

Attach a square to each side of folded strip. Continue to attach all squares to strips until you have an accordion.

Fold accordion.

Fold accordion.

Cut 11 squares from pattern paper: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size.

Cut 11 squares from pattern paper: 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" in size.

Cover accordion on both sides with paper.

Cover accordion on both sides with paper.

Cover inside of box: bottom: 4 3./4" x 4 3/4" and sides: 4 3/4" x 1 3/4".

Cover inside of box: bottom: 4 3./4" x 4 3/4" and sides: 4 3/4" x 1 3/4".

Cover outside walls: 4 7/8" x 1 3/4".

Cover outside walls: 4 7/8" x 1 3/4".

Cover lid of box: inside: 5" x 5" on top. 1" x 7" on small flap. Cover inside: 5" x 1 7/8"

Cover lid of box: inside: 5" x 5" on top. 1" x 7" on small flap. Cover inside: 5" x 1 7/8"

Cut strip of pattern paper: 1" x 7" and fold at 1" and 6". Attach to inside cover. Apply glue only on small flaps on edges to create a belly band. Cover inside with 5" x 5" square.

Cut strip of pattern paper: 1" x 7" and fold at 1" and 6". Attach to inside cover. Apply glue only on small flaps on edges to create a belly band. Cover inside with 5" x 5" square.

Insert first square of accordion under belly band.

Insert first square of accordion under belly band.

Attach last square of accordion to bottom of box.

Attach last square of accordion to bottom of box.

Embellish pages.

Embellish pages.

Embellish outside of box.

Embellish outside of box.

Your box is ready! You can open and close the box and flip accordion while inserted under band or remove it to look on other side.

Your box is ready! You can open and close the box and flip accordion while inserted under band or remove it to look on other side.

  • Graphic 45 Secret Garden collection
  • Black cardstock
  • Mixed media Box by Graphic 45