Te Amo: Accordion Book made from Gatorade Lids.
I’ve been saving Gatorade lids – I don’t like to let things go to waste. I used them as the covers of my accordion book. I imagined a jewelry box with surprising contents.
– 2 Gatorades bottle lids
– 14 punched out circles that fit the lids
– Scrap ribbon
– Scrap fabric
– Ribbon to connect the circles
First, I glued 8 circles to make the accordion book. I drew images that represented “Te Amo” (I love you). I stamped the words “te amo” and tied a heart in the middle to separate the two words.
Second, I glued the lids to the beginning and the end of my book. After they were firmly glued and the accordion fit inside of the lids I embellished them. The remaining circles were used to cover any backs with exposed ribbons. I covered the lids with fabric and decorated the edge of the lids with ribbon, leaving portion exposed. Finally, I added a felt flower and leaf.