Naturally Decorated Photo Album
Although this decorated cover will always be delicate, it turns an ordinary-looking album into a beautiful, personalized gift.
- Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
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For this project, choose a photo album or a large notebook with a neutral cloth or cardstock cover and good-quality, thick paper. Gather leaves as they start to turn rich, fall colors and look for interesting seed heads, grasses and other natural materials. To dry these materials, arrange them in a single layer between sheets of newspaper under a mat or piece of carpet, or place a couple of heavy books on top.
- 1 photo album
- variety of natural materials dried flat
- eco-friendly adhesive glue
When your natural materials are all flattened and thoroughly dried, glue a row of seed heads or leaves along the top of the front cover.
For each subsequent row, glue on materials that are roughly the same size in a pattern. Overlap or alternate some materials.
Continue to build up the pattern by gluing on rows of colored leaves, grasses and twigs until the front cover is completely filled up.
Excerpted from A Greener Christmas
© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008
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