DIY Accordion Photo Card

Easy DIY Accordion Photo Card in a Box

My husband’s and my anniversary is right around the corner. Every year, I struggle with what to get him. He’s one of those people that if he wants it, he just buys it. So this year, I wanted to make him something handmade and special. Something to remind him of the great years we have had together. I decided to make this accordion photo card. It’s small; he can keep it in his desk at work and pull it out any time to look at it.


Time: 30 Minutes


  • Pictures
  • Black Card Stock
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Ring Box

Making your DIY Accordion Photo Card

  1. First, determine the width of your paper by measuring your ring box. I used a gold square party favor box that I found at Michael’s in the wedding section. I made mine 2”X11”. Pick any scrapbook color and pattern you’d like. I find it best to use a heavy weight card stock.
  2. Next, mark every two inches and fold to make squares. This will fit five 1.7” photos on each side.
  3. For the remaining inch left over, punch two holes and tie a bow with some ribbon.
  4. Print and cut your 1.7”X1.7” photos. I have found that social media is the best resource to find your photos! If your making this for a friend simply check Facebook. To do this:
    1. Search their name on Facebook and click on their profile.
    2. Look for the three dots to the right of their name and click it.
    3. Click “See Friendship” and the photos you are tagged in together will all be on the left side.
    4. Right click and save these photos to your computer. You will need to crop these into a square shape and resize them.
  5. Using double sided tape, tape your photos on each side of the accordion.
  6. Fold them up and place it inside your ring box!

These make fun little gifts. You can even change it up a bit and put text in some of the squares to turn it into a beautiful party invitation. Here is a variation I did for my daughter’s Cinderella party. You can find a similar tutorial here. I used a craft butterfly instead of ribbon to make it dramatic.

I hope you like these!

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DIY Accordion Photo Card in a Box

Note: This post, DIY Accordion Photo Card, was originally published on HP in February of 2015.

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