After seeing this fun little mini-book tutorial on Pinterest here, I knew it would be the perfect place to document our beach fun.
If you know me, you know I can't pass up a project that turns trash to treasure. I used cereal boxes and wrapping paper to create it. The only other supplies you need are scissors, mod podge or glue, a brayer or bone fold and optional papers and accents for embellishment.
I cut cereal box covers into 8 5 x 7 pieces that form the pages of the book. Next, I rolled out the wrapping paper, lengthwise, long enough to line the pieces up about 1/8 inch apart. Glue the pieces plain side down. Use a brayer or bone fold to smooth out any wrinkles. Use the ruler to measure about an inch out from the pieces, along the top, bottom and the 2 ends and cut off the excess.
Next, apply adhesive along the 1 inch margin of the top and fold over. Do this with the bottom edge as well. For the short sides, fold the corners down and adhere these edges to the cereal box pieces.
To make extra sturdy pages, spread glue on the 1st two pages and stick them together. Folding the book accordion style, repeat this for pages 3 and 4 and so on for the remaining ones.
You end up with a cute little book! You can add a strip of paper along the "spine" of the book as a binding, but I left mine plain.
To create more space for photos, I added two pages of these "waterfall" photo mats.
I hope you try this quick-and-easy mini!