6.08.2012

DIY • photo booth and polaroid photo albums.

DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums

As you may know, I have quite an affinity for analog photography, specifically Polaroid cameras, the Impossible Project film, Fuji Instax, and photo booths. Unfortunately, these kinds of unusual-sized photos are generally hard to store. I found myself sticking photo booth pictures into the frame of a painting hanging on my wall. It worked for a while, but then it became cluttered and took away from the painting itself. That's when I decided to make an album specifically for my analog photos. This DIY is fairly easy, but a bit time-consuming. I'll take you through the steps, then list some things I would do differently next time so you can learn from my mistakes. ;)

• Gather supplies. I used two sketchbooks that I found at Walmart, some white-out, glue dots that my mom had bought ages ago, and tape. I started out with shipping tape but almost immediately switched over to basic scotch tape. Oh, and obviously you'll need your photos.
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
• Using your photo as a guide, tape off the sections of the photo's border, then fill it in with the white-out. I used two coats.
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
• Carefully peel off the tape and pat yourself on the back.
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
• Bring out the photos and sort them. Use glue dots to stick them into your new album!
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums
DIY • Photo Booth and Polaroid Photo Albums

Pretty simple, eh? Some things I'd do differently:
• Like I said, use scotch tape instead of packing tape. The sketchbooks I bought were kinda papery on the cover, so when I peeled off the tape, I peeled of some of the cover. Next time I'd like to use less harsh tape or sketchbooks with different covers.
• Don't let white-out drip on your cover. I wasn't paying attention and a big glob of white-out fell on the Polaroid album. I tried to fix it with a sharpie, but it just made it worse. So sad.
• I'd like to use photo corners instead of glue dots. I really only used them because we already had a bunch in my house. I think corners would look better and be easier to use if I wanted to rearrange the photos at a later time.

Okay, that's all. Hope you like this DIY as much as I do. Have a great weekend, friends!

2 comments:

  1. I feel like you posted this DIY especially for me. Now I know what to do with all of the pictures I'm going to be taking with my new polaroid camera! :)

    http://viennawaitsblog.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is so cute! I have a Fuji instax and this is a great idea to store all my photos! Thanks :)

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