Posts Tagged ‘artsandcrafts’

Make Personalized Bookmarks Using 35mm Film Strips

If you have some unwanted 35mm negatives lying around and need a simple gift idea, you can try your hand at turning them into one-of-a-kind bookmarks. Simply cut out the actual frames from the film strip and replace them with actual photographs to create film strips that you don’t need to hold up to the light to enjoy.

Create a Stylish Bookmark with 35mm Film [Lomography]

Turn a Roll of Film Into a Greeting “Card”

Accidentally expose an entire roll of film to light? Instead of throwing it away, you can turn it into a geeky greeting card! Lomographer brilliantgreen made a Christmas-themed one using small illustrations and letters cut out of a magazine, but you could do it for any occasion.

Film Roll Christmas Letters [Lomography]

Make Stickers Out of 35mm Slide Film

Our camera stickers are fun, but for something more personal you can make your own 35mm film stickers. All you need is a sticker making machine that usually costs between $10-$20 online or in your local craft store. You can use any film you’d like, though slide film is recommended because it’ll give you positive image stickers. With film manufacturers struggling, any reason to buy more film is a good reason!

DIY: Make Easy & Fun 35mm Film Stickers! [Photojojo]

A Great Collection of Photo Craft Ideas by Kodak

Kodak’s website has a “Create” section stocked with all kinds of different photo projects for various purposes and occasions, from things for the home to gifts for the holidays.

Create [Kodak]

Turn Photos into Personalized Envelopes

Mother’s Day is in just a couple of days, and if you’re planning on writing a letter for your mom, you can add an extra personalized touch by delivering it in an envelope made from your photographs (magazine pages work too). Tricia over at {every}nothing wonderful has a detailed tutorial teaching how to make them.


Image credits: Photographs by Tricia and used with permission

Transform Nesting Dolls into a Cute Set of Photo Holders

Here’s a neat idea for displaying your photos: pick up a set of blank Russian nesting dolls, saw little slits into the top, paint them, and use them as a cute set of photo holders! Check out the full tutorial here.

Photo holding nesting dolls are my fav (via KEH Camera Blog)

Create a Massive Calendar for Your Wall with Photos

If your wall needs decorating and you have a lot of time on your hands (and we mean a lot), you can try making a giant calendar for you wall with photos. All you need to do is go photo-hunting for numbers, days of the week, and filler squares. Then print out the photos as squares and arrange them on your wall based on the current month.

While shooting the images and printing them out is a lot of work (and a lot of fun), updating the calendar every month is what will be extremely time-consuming in the long run. However, if you’re up for it, this is a fun and creative way to spice up your wall with photo awesomeness.

(via KEH Blog)


Image credit: Calendar from Calendar Project by Caro’s Lines