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Valentine’s Day Flip Book

January 22nd, 2015

DIY Valentine's Flip Book

Are you guys in the Valentine’s Day mood yet? Or are you still wishing friends and family a “Happy New Year”? Until just a few days ago, I was definitely the latter, but making this Valentine’s Day flip book quickly had me singing a different tune. That’s right, love is in the air, and since this is without question my favorite holiday to craft for (see all our fun past projects!), we’re kicking things off with this DIY that brings still photos to life. Keep reading for the step-by-step instructions…

DIY Valentine's Flip Book

DIY Valentine's Flip Book

  1. Photograph the action. I recommend using a tripod to ensure stability, and to ensure that your frame remains consistent through all the photos. Set your camera to “Continuous Shooting Mode” or “Burst Mode,” then let it fire away as the subject does the action. This may take a few takes, so don’t be discouraged! See this general guide for shooting in Continuous Mode, but since each camera is different, be sure to seek out instructions for your specific model.
  2. Print your slides. If you have between 30-50 individual photos, print one copy of each. If you have between 15-25 individual photos, print two copies of each. Cut out photos with a paper cutter.
  3. Arrange photos in your desired order. If you printed two copies, you have the option to double up on each slide, or stack the copies so that your action loops twice.
  4. Enjoy your flip book. You have the option to secure with a small binder clip, or just hold tight with your fingertips and flip through the slides. Notice any slides that get caught because they’re just a hair too big? Use a paper cutter to trim down to make your stack of slides as precise as possible.

DIY Valentine's Flip Book



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  1. Kelly C says:

    Is this the cutest thing I have ever seen? Yes. It. Is!

  2. I’m definitely the latter — still wishing people a Happy New Year, but I love this flip book. Such a great idea and really thoughtful.

  3. dianna says:

    this is adorable!!!!!!

  4. Molly Kendrick says:

    Chanel, I am dying over this!

  5. Alice says:

    Absolutely adore this idea. If I have enough time on hands I’ll definitely give it a shot – although I can already imagine myself messing it up.

    X Alice

    • Chanel Dror says:

      Don’t worry, I did too! It probably took me at least 10 takes, but eventually we captured one that was good (enough), and the process itself was half the fun! Good luck 🙂

  6. This is wonderful! Such a gloriously sweet gift. Thanks for the inspiration. x

  7. Channing says:

    This is a cute idea, I’m never been that into Valentine’s day though

  8. Jessi Afshin says:

    This is so cool and you’re so cool <3

  9. Very cute! I love it! That’s a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

  10. Such a fun and unique idea. Had a great time shooting this!

  11. Chanel, you are seriously the most amazing human. Give me that creative brain!! Xx, Steph

  12. Kristen Schryver says:

    Too, too cute, Chanel! Such a sweet idea

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  14. Chanel, this is too cute! Love it!!

  15. This is such a cute idea!!! so creative 🙂

  16. Esther says:

    Such a sweet idea!! I want to try this for our wedding anniversary…What type of paper do you suggest printing on?

  17. Liska says:

    I looove this! Such a cute idea, I’m definitely going to make one for valentines day. Like Esther I’d love to know what paper type you used?

  18. Kate Z says:

    I love this, Chanel!!!

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  20. Naomi says:

    Extremely lovable!!!! I too created a flip book for one of my friends last Valentine’s with some text and amiable pictures of both of us. He found it the best gift ever. But this one is so creative and cute. I am definitely going to give this to my best friend this year. Thanks for such a wonderful idea.

  21. Chanel this is adorable!! Eric is a lucky guy!! 🙂

  22. Karla says:

    This is so cute!! <3

  23. Emily says:

    This flip book is so cute and thoughtful – Thanks for sharing! I’ve included your post in my Valentine’s Day DIY Roundup today!

  24. Foto Video says:

    Great ideas here!! thanks for sharing

  25. Katharine says:

    What kind of paper did you use?

  26. Gaby says:

    This is such a cute and creative gift! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  27. Cecilia says:

    What size did you make the photos?

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