Ideal for the beach: Accessories made from photo posters
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How to create your original accessories for the beach
Have various holiday photo motifs printed at ifolor as a 30 x 40 centimetre photo poster. The high-quality digital print is gloss and produced on tough photo paper that can be easily processed, even with a sewing machine.
You need a roughly 13 x 15 centimetre large motif for the mini wallet. First of all fold a draft out of cardboard before working with the photo paper. This is then folded accordingly and fixed with zigzag stitches on the outer edges using the sewing machine – your mini wallet is finished. You can attach a fastening either out of adhesive Velcro tape or using a strip of Washi tape. There is plenty of room for small change for your beach basket and an ice cream, and even a house key in the handy wallet – and the best thing is that the wallet fits into any small bag.
For your sunglasses to fit without any problems, the case should be 16 by 8 centimetres – which you have to double of course for the little bag: So plan for 16 x 16 centimetres. The case is folded lengthways and fixed with a zigzag stitch along the edge, like the wallet. The decorative case that fits into any beach bag is finished.
The treasure chest
Set a small shaped box aside, for example a chocolate box. This cardboard box is roughly 20 x 15 centimetres large and has plenty of space for driftwood, shells and other finds that you want to take home with you as a souvenir from your holiday. Now stick the large printed holiday photo to the whole of the box – and the treasure chest in which you can store wonderful souvenirs from your holiday is finished.
© Photos and text: Julia Marre www.kommandokarottenbrei.de
Julia Marre is a freelance author and journalist with a penchant for photography and design. She writes the Kommando Karottenbrei blog. She plays around with photo products for ifolor and writes about these DIY projects and self-styled gifts.