The options are endless. Some stickers? A string of ribbons and tassels? Why not even add a bit of color with glitter pens and bright markers? Photo books are perfect for preserving your most cherished memories, but why stop at the printers when these books can be personally customized whichever way you like. Let’s face it, there’s only so much that these photo book editors can achieve, and of course you’ll want yours to be extra special. Perhaps you were struck by inspiration the very moment you clicked send on your order, or simply couldn’t achieve everything you wanted to with the editor?
No matter: there are plenty of ideas open those willing to get creative with their photo book to make it a truly unique item.
Additional Decoration? Blasphemy!
Believe it or not, adding further decoration to your photo book after you have finally received your long-awaited order is anything but blasphemous. Look at it this way, you paid for the book, so it’s yours to do whatever you want with. Of course there is always the chance that you might receive a disappointing product, or you might feel that something is missing from the cover.
But remember what Leonardo da Vinci famously said: “Art is never finished, only abandoned”. You can always add some fun extras to your photo book’s covers.
Neat DIY Decoration Ideas
First and foremost, plan in advance: if you know you want to decorate your photo book after it is printed, create the cover with customization in mind. This means that the cover must contain some space for any additional items on the photo book’s cover, which will be easiest managed by choosing the simplest theme available and then customizing the cover to your liking. Once done, it is just a case of ordering your book and waiting for the moment until you can start adding those extra embellishments.
The easiest way of further decorating your photo book is by applying stickers to it. The biggest advantage here is that stickers are extremely cheap and can be bought virtually anywhere. Not only that, but stickers can more easily be removed any time if you are not satisfied with the final result – just remember to be extra careful during the removal. Stickers can be in any shape and size: they can be so little, in fact, that they can fit inside special ‘correction tapes’ that instead of correcting mistakes surprise you with numerous tiny stickers.
An extremely popular method of making your photo book even more unique is by putting sparkling, colorful letters on it. This way you can spell out the name of the person receiving the book, emphasize the year, month or day the photos were taken, or basically spell out any word you want.
Jewels are naturally attractive, therefore it is more than logical to add some of them to the cover of your photo book. Admittedly we are not talking about expensive gems worth thousands, but our suggestions will definitely make your book look more valuable. And since these embellishments will come in various shapes, sizes and colors, there are plenty of options to pick those gems that fit the best to help make your photo book the diamond in your crown jewels.
Ribbons and Tapes
These are quite a special form of decoration because they can easily cover those parts of your photo book’s cover you don’t like or that are looking lackluster. Tapes, which are nothing like their industrial counterparts, can be extra thick or can possess a special surface to give the reader a more interesting sensation that could brighten up their day. Ribbons, on the other hand, can be extremely versatile: from simple, one-color strips to those that contain diamonds, and so adding an extra dimension; there is a wide variety to choose from.
And last but not least, there is always the option to purchase an entire kit full of goodies (color pens, stickers, ribbons, tapes etc.) with which you can truly let your imagination run wild. In fact, these kits are ideal for creating your photo book even without the involvement of photo book companies, adding that special feeling of uniqueness customers are looking for.
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