Posts Tagged ‘craft’

Repurpose Empty Film Roll Canisters as Invitation Holders

If you’ve got spent, empty film cassettes lying around collecting dust, Photojojo has a crafty idea for the mindful re-user: make them into rolled invitation or stationery holders.

It’s quite simple: cut and decorate 1.375″ x 11″ strip of paper, pop the top off the film cassette (you can use a bottle opener) and tape the inside end of the strip to the film spool. Wind the paper into the cassette and leave a tab for the recipient to unfurl the message.
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Create a Giant Wall Clock Using Picture Frames

Want to enjoy a glimpse of photographic awesomeness every time you glimpse at the time at home? Create a giant wall clock with picture frames to mark each hour! You’ll need a clock kit (or a disassembled clock) and 12 picture frames. You can be more serious by shooting photos of the numbers 1 through 12 for the frames, or go creative by putting in all kinds of random images.

Make an Easy DIY Wall Clock from Photos [Photojojo]

Make Your Own Custom-Painted Camera Strap Using Cotton Webbing

Design Lovefest has a tutorial on how you can make a custom-designed camera strap using 1 1/2-inch natural cotton webbing and acrylic craft paint.

Make It Camera Strap (via Craftzine)

Polaroid Picture Ceramic Coasters

Photographer and craftaholic Parul Arora sells beautiful Polaroid picture ceramic coasters through her Etsy shop justnoey for about $12 each. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can also try buying some blank white ceramic coasters and making your own, though transferring your photos onto the tiles might be a bit difficult. One option might be to glue a print onto the tile and then paint over it with Mod Podge to seal it.

justnoey on Etsy (via The Style Files)

Add Some Cuteness to Your Soap Bottles with Photos of Trapped People

Jill Gillen has a fun photo craft idea for customizing any clear hand sanitizer bottles you have sitting around the house: add photographs of trapped family members! She writes,

I took their photos, cut them out and glue onto white paper. Then photo copy onto transparency paper (Kinkos for less than a dollar), then cut out image and roll it up so that it can fit into the top of a soap bottle. Make sure you have clear soap or sanitizer. Done!

Teacher gift idea, soap craft, keepsake [Pinterest]


Image credits: Photograph by Jill Gillen

Make a Custom Picture Frame Using an Old French Door

Check out this awesome picture frame: it’s an old french door that was cut in half, stripped, painted, distressed. Old windows can make for unique frames as well!

(via Reddit)


Image credit: Photograph by TheContrarian2 and used with permission

Vintage Cameras Turned Into Nightlights

Photographer Jason Hull has a hobby of taking old cameras from the 1950s and 1960s and turning them into beautiful nightlights for his house. He writes,

I’m not modifying cameras if they are in pristine condition or if they’re rare, I’d rather they stay usable as cameras in those cases. The ones I’ve chosen are lightweight plastic, produced in huge numbers and easily found for sale at flea markets/garage sales/eBay.

It’s a fantastic idea for people who want to add some photo-awesomeness to their home. You can see more photos of his creations in this Flickr set.

nightlights (via Gizmodo)

Make a Stylish Wool Camera Wrap

Haven’t found a small camera case that’s stylish enough for your taste? Matt over at Wood&Faulk has written up a tutorial on how you can make your own protective camera wrap using some heavy wool fabric and a leather or canvas strap:

Most camera bags are overkill, especially when you just want a bit of protection walking around, or you’re packing a camera in another bag for a short trip. I picked up a nice looking, heavy wool remnant from the Pendleton outlet last weekend, so I figured I could try my hand at a simple camera wrap. Now I’ve got just the right amount of walk-around camera protection without the “tourist look.”

Could also make a fantastic gift, especially with the holiday season just around the corner!

Wool Camera Wrap [Wood&Faulk]

Make Circular Picture Frames Using Embroidery Hoops

If you’re looking for a creative way to display your photos (and decorate your home), papernstitch has a tutorial on how you can make circular picture frames using embroidery hoops. The photographs are printed onto PhotoFabric and then held taut between the hoop rings.

DIY Embroidery Hoop Picture Frames (via Craftzine)

How to Build Your Own Fully Functional Nikon DSLR Costume

Photographer Tyler Card‘s uber-creative Nikon DSLR costume was the talk of the photo world this past Halloween. If you’ve been wondering how he managed to make a fully functional giant DSLR, you’re in luck: Card has written up an extensive tutorial explaining how it was done:

[...] it really takes pictures, and comes complete with LCD display, pop-up flash, and shutter release button. I built this entire costume in one week, for only $35 dollars (excluding the cost of the camera equipment and laptop), with materials located at any local hardware store.

Fully Functional Camera Costume [Instructables]