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Creative Corner: Two Way Photo Accordion

Don't know how to display your favorite photos? Here's a new way to show them off around your house, office, or room! Read more after the jump.

For the March issue of my Creative Corner series, I decided to find a new way to put up my photos. Follow these steps to re-create this two way accordion!

You’ll need:

  • A manila folder, or large card stock
  • Scissors
  • Two photos
  • Tape
  • (opt.) Cardboard
  • (opt.) Paint
  • (opt.) Paintbrushes

Take your two photos and lay them side by side on the manila folder. Outline it and cut it out.

Divide and cut each photo into four even sections. You can number the backs so you remember what order the strips will go in.

Now line up the photos in the order that they will be taped on.

Tape the first strip onto the edge of the manila folder cut-out. Then bend the manila back behind the first strip.

Repeat with the strips, alternating the photos back and forth until you finish taping them all on.

Lay the accordion on the side. Take the cardboard and paint the entire side of it. After it dries, you can mount the accordion onto the cardboard.

Voila! You can now put up the accordion on your wall! If you lean to one side, you can see one photo. Lean to the other side and you can see the second photo! I hope you guys enjoy this tipster :)

Creative crafts and words by Natalie Fong. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Natalie now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more of the Creative Corner series.

written by natalieerachel


  1. jeffr


    cool idea! :)

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  2. darlim


    Thas a great idea to dispky photos around the house. thks. ;)

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  3. skrutt


    Great idea, and so easy to make! :)

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  4. mafiosa


    Awesome idea. Thanks for sharing. I think I will try that right now....

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  5. dearjme


    Another great idea :D

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  6. wolkers


    Ah that idea is nice! :)

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  7. deedeet


    Kewl ;)

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  8. tink-a-tink


    Great tipster. Gonna try this :)

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  9. feelux


    ahaha! Awesome! Gonna try this out soon!

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  10. threepointseven


    great idea and it's easy ~~~~
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  11. nuhdos


    Wow I love this tipster and so, your creative mind Natalie!

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  12. natalieerachel


    Thank you all, have fun with the tipster :)

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