Posts Tagged ‘crafts’

Wear Your 35mm Negatives as a Necklace

Craftzine has a step-by-step tutorial teaching how to turn your unwanted 35mm film into an uber-geeky necklace. Not sure how comfortable wearing it would be, but if you’re the type that’s constantly looking for new levels of photo geekiness, this one’s for you.

How-To: Film Negative Necklace (via Laughing Squid)

A Tiny Photo Album for Your Keychain

Here’s a fun weekend project: create a tiny keychain photo album with your favorite photos! Simply print out your photographs as little circles on photo paper or card stock, laminate it, cut them out, and punch the holes. It’s a neat way to keep some tiny snapshots with you, and also makes for an awesome gift. To get started, head on over to the tutorial by Happy to Create.

Photo Craft: Mini Key Chain Album (via Make)

Turn an Unwanted Tie into a Camera Strap

Ties are meant to be soft and comfortable around the neck, so they’re a perfect fit for a do-it-yourself camera strap project! Besides an unwanted tie, you’ll need some sewing supposed, some ribbon for the ends, and a couple rings for attaching the strap. Check out the step-by-step tutorial over on Ecouterre.

Recycle a Necktie Into a Camera Strap (via Lifehacker)

Turn Your Unwanted Negatives into Film Candle Holders

If you ever find yourself with some unwanted negatives on your hands, you can upcycle them into creative film candle holders! All you need is a glass candle holder and some way to fix your negatives to it.

Make a Film Candle Holder in 3 Steps [Photojojo]

Now You Can Build Your Own Leica M3 Paper Pinhole Camera

Remember that super realistic Leica M3 paper pinhole camera we featured back in June? You can now print and make your own! Photographer Matt Nicholson has created a 10-page PDF with the printable template and detailed instructions, and is selling it for £1.50 (~$2.5) in his online store.

The Lie-ca M3 Pinhole Camera (via Photoxels)

Make a Giant Holga Camera Piñata

The next time you’re planning a birthday party for someone who loves photography, try making a giant camera piñata using cardboard and paper-mache. You can fill it with candy and treats, or take your photo-geekness to the next level by filling it with photography-related gifts and accessories.
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Working Leica M3 Paper Pinhole Camera

Photographer Matthew Nicholson created this paper Leica M3 that’s a working pinhole camera. It’s loaded with 35mm film, and even the strap is realistic and made with paper!
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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

Turn Your Photos into Cute Polaroid Magnets for Your Fridge

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you haven’t gotten anything for your mom yet we think these tiny Polaroid magnets would make an awesome gift. Simply download the template, add your photos, print them out, glue them to chipboard, and attach a magnet to the back. Graphic designer Jennifer Kirk has a writeup and tutorial over on her blog Ambrosia Girl.

Tiny Polaroid Magnets (via KEH Blog)

Transform Your Old Flatbed Scanner into a Cheap Lightbox

If you have an old or broken flatbed scanner lying around and gathering dust, a neat thing you can do is convert it into a cheap, do-it-yourself lightbox for viewing negatives and slides. Photo-enthusiast James Wilson did this as a weekend project:

It was a simple process; gut the scanner, hook up a light fixture inside it, and paint the inside of the glass white. Total cost was around ten bucks for the light fixture, wiring, and paint. [#]

You can read Wilson’s writeup here. There are also some additional photos over on Flickr.

This was one of my weekend projects (via Lifehacker)