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How to Make a Fabric Case for Photo Discs

comments (5) June 7th, 2012     

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.
This project is a fabulous blend of unique beauty and functionality.
I made this case for wedding photos to match the colors and look of the wedding itself!
Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.

Some stenciling with fabric paint personalizes this case more than it already was.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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Back to that wedding case I made—I used a different kind of sleeve that had pages for attaching pictures so I could make the case look more like an album.

I put in a cover page photo with the date of the wedding and one of my favorite shots.


Then I made up a print to go with each disc, labeling what part of the wedding is on the CD.


I made up a freezer paper stencil to print on the front of the case.


And I cut the ribbon long so it can wrap around many times for a lacy case.

I chose my fabric colors and ribbon to match the bridesmaids' colors and lacy details of the wedding, so the CD book can be kept forever as a wedding keepsake, more than just a storage case.

The bridesmaids were my main inspiration for my fabric and ribbon choices.

If you are photographing a wedding and giving the couple your digital images instead of prints, then you can do what I did, but here are some other ideas for non-photographers:

If you are a crafty bride-to-be or in a wedding party, you could craft one of these for a wedding keepsake, and ask everyone at the wedding to make a disc of the photos they take to fill it later.

I think this would make a great wedding gift, left empty, or with blank CD-Rs, with a note saying it's meant to be filled with all the future photos of their married life. You could make one disc of all the photos you can find of them together before the wedding to get it started.

If you have a parent with a spring birthday coming up and you have kids, I'm sure any grandparent would love a case full of thousands of grandkid photos!

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Comments (5)

EchoLin writes: Love the red color and the style, good pattern.
Posted: 4:05 am on April 17th
SweetbriarStudio writes: This is such a great idea for a lot of occasions. I was just thinking it would be great to consolidate all the family photos we've scanned in (from really, really old photos) and give them to our daughter who had almost none of them. Kind of a geneology boxset :). But I also have 2 great girlfriends, college roomies, and we have spent many a rendezvous together. Maybe I'll take all my photos and put together a roomie album. Thanks so much!
Posted: 6:31 pm on June 17th
Sweet_Dee writes: Super cute albums!
Posted: 2:29 am on May 14th
ButtonsandSweetpees writes: This is a fabulous idea. I am the photograher around my house. I this would be a really good idea to make for the parents of my step-grandparents for Christmas. It could be Pictures on CD of the year and a DVD of video I've taken through out the year. Thank you so much for sharing.
Posted: 11:07 am on May 13th
JennieC writes: Very lovely. Great gift idea.
Posted: 6:30 pm on May 12th
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