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Turn Your Photos into Beautiful Glass Etchings!


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Before printers spewed out photos on paper, photos were printed on glass!

Sure, that sounds like the kind of thing your Uncle Buck would make up, but we’re telling you, it’s totally true.

Just to prove it, here’s a tutorial on how to put your own photos on glass with etching!

It’s a different technique than 19th century photographers used and is as easy as old school iron-on transfers.

The results? They’ll put you on par with the most bad ass of our photo fore-fathers.

Etch Any Photo Onto Glass

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How to Make Gingerbread Cameras


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Ansel Adams once said, “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”. Well this year, we’re making the cameras.

Forget about gingerbread men, women, and houses. Our pals Doug and Jenny got into the holiday spirit by making gingerbread cameras!

They showed us just how they did it, so you can make one at home, too.

Make a TLR, rangefinder or a Hasselblad. You can have any camera on your wish list!

Make Gingerbread Cameras

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DIY Photo Wrapping Paper — Wrap Gifts in Your Very Own Photos!


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Reindeer and Santa Claus wrapping paper = snoozefest!

Switch things up this year with your very own DIY photographic wrapping paper.

It’s a gift in and of itself — especially if it’s got your beautiful mug on it.

Your friends and family will def want to save your crafty wrapping. Maybe they’ll even regift it!
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DIY: Make E-Z Photo Ornament Greeting Cards


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Store-bought holiday cards will be shaking in their envelopes.

We’ve got a DIY recipe for turning your photos into holiday cards that double as ornaments.

That’s right. Your photos won’t just deliver your written warm wishes and witticisms, but they’ll decorate trees (and doorknobs and rear view mirrors), too!

Bust out your camera ’cause this is the year your photos pull double holiday duty!

Make Photo Ornament Greeting Cards

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How to Make Film Canister Holiday Lights!


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Ever wonder what to do with all those plastic 35mm film canisters after the rolls of film have been developed?

We’ve always thought these plastic containers were bound to be re-used for something wondrous.

Well, the crafty Sarah MacFarlane had the bright idea of reusing clear film canisters to dress up some colorful Holiday lights!

Hang your lights in a window, on a banister or on a wreath. It’s like a photo-love shout out to all the other photo kids on your block!

Bonus: They’d make a delightful gift for yourself or a lucky photographer friend!

Turn Film Canisters into Lights

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DIY: Turn Phone Photos into Mural-Sized Prints!

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What’s on every phoneographer’s wishlist? A phone with resolution to rival your DSLR’s!

What you may not have known is that you have all of the photo power you need with the phone in your hand.

Couple your phone with a scanner, pump up the res and BAM, giant print!

Phoneography is evolving far past Facebook default photos. It’s a legitimate art form.

Here’s a guide to turn your phone photos into prints big enough to blanket gallery walls.

Phone + Scanner = Infinite Resolution!

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Photo Food Tags: A Thanksgiving DIY Project

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Thanksgiving at your house. You know how it goes.

Poppa Bob has to have rolls with real butter, Uncle Dave made a vegan pecan pie, Cousin Michelle brought vegetarian green bean casserole.

You’ve got enough on your plate! Try photo food tags this year, a clever photo project for easily identifying dishes.

Pre-empt any unseemly food confusion with your camera, a few slices of cheese and a set of alphabet cookie cutters!

Make DIY Photo Food Tags

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Photo Fabric Dye: Make Multicolored Sun Prints!

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What do you call dye that uses sunlight to develop photos on fabric? Frakkin’ amazing, that’s what.

You could also call it our Photo Fabric Dye Kit! A kit of red, orange, and blue gives you enough dye to create some serious awesomosity.

It’s a little like making cyanotype sun prints, only in a jillion different colors.

The Photo Fabric Dye Kit
$35 at the Photojojo Shop

BONUS!: We’ve been playing around with this amazing stuff. Here’s what we learned!

How to: Make Sun Prints on Fabric with the Kit

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DIY: Turn Photos into a 3-D Tunnel Book!


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What do moles, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and photos have in common?

Why, they make awesome tunnels, of course!

Yup, photos can make tunnels! By separating the layers of your photos into cut-outs, you can turn your photos into a sweet 3-D diorama.

Use this project as a crafty way to study depth of field or turn your photos into magical miniature worlds.

The last time you tried to reach out and touch a 3-D photo? You got a handful of air. Womp-womp. Here’s the kind of 3-D photo you can really touch!

How to Make a 3-D Tunnel Book

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Two Easy Ways to Add Texture to Your Photos

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Gritty cell-phone photos are the new faux-vintage, but we’ve got another way to add filters to just about any photo.

We’ll teach you two ways to add pattern to your pics. A little lace and some sunlight will re-invent your shots with shadows.

…While a scanner and crumpled paper will make people want to reach out and touch your photos (mind the fingerprints on the screen!).

Add Texture to Your Photos

p.s. Our pals at Artsy Couture are giving away 3 free photo wood block sets on Facebook today! (Plus a 25% sale on their site, w00t.)

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