Ideal for the beach: Accessories made from photo posters

Ideal for the beach: Accessories made from photo posters

Looking forward to your holiday can be so wonderful and creative: especially when you’re preparing for the perfect beach holiday. As who wants to take their wallet with all their valuables with them onto the sand or get their good glasses case all sandy? And where you can put all the pretty things you find by the sea? You can quickly make these accessories with the help of photo posters: a sunglasses case, a mini wallet for your necessary small change and a treasure chest for all your souvenirs.

And all you need for this is:

And all you need for this is:
  • A photo poster with a maritime motif from a previous holiday
  • Scissors, glue and a sewing machine

How to create your original accessories for the beach

Mini wallet

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.

Mini wallet

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.

Mini wallet
Mini wallet

Glasses case

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.

glasses case
glasses case

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.

The treasure chest
The treasure chest

© 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. 

 

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