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Make a Daily Profile Photo…For Your Fridge!

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It’s inevitable; sooner or later (probably sooner) you’ll find yourself trapped in the dreaded Fridge Zone: forever peering into an open fridge pondering “What am I in the mood for?”

There is only one way out of The Zone; you gotta dig deep and discover your mood…with photography!

Get in some acting practice, snap some photos and make a handy magnetic go-to-guide of your emotions.

You’ll be wearing your heart on your sleeve and your mood on your fridge.

How To Make a Daily Photo Emoto-Magnet

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Make an Epic Color Mashup with 3 Photos You Already Have

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Recently, we showed you how to make color photos from black & white pics using century-old photo methods, our digital cameras, and a few extra tools.

We couldn’t resist playing around with this incredible method, and we ended up discovering some seriously amazing stuff.

We’re talking color channels.

Who knew separating them would create digital photo concoctions more colorful than a fruit salad!

This time, you won’t need any filters or special items: just 3 digital pictures and a photo-editing program to mash ‘em up!

Make a Color Mashup with Color Separation

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Frame Your Photos with a Paper Craft Photo Globe

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With the holidays sadly behind us, we had to do something tragic last week. We bade farewell to our office Christmas tree.

Packing up all our twinkle lights and decorations, we wondered: Why bother doing away with our DIY Photo Ornaments just because the tree is gone?

We quickly devised a plan to decorate with them, and our crafty pal Emily taught us how to take our method a little further. Of course, we had to share!

Now we’re going to show you how to make beautiful papercraft photo globes that will look great whether they’re hanging in your house, given as a gift, or stranded to spice up your party!

Frame Your Photos with a Photo Globe

p.s. We’re in India! We’ll be posting photos on Tumblr and Flickr everyday!

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Photojojo’s Ultimate D-I-Y Photo Calendar!

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With 2011 just two short days away, we thought we’d teach you how to make a calendar to keep track of all your important photo dates next year.

Of course, we couldn’t just make any photo calendar!

We had to make the best photo calendar EVER.

We’re going to show you how to make a sweet, sticky (think magnets, not honey) photo calendar that you can use and re-use all year long to keep track of your tasks, photo shoots, play dates, and everything else!

Want to know how? Read on!

Make the Ultimate DIY Photo Calendar!

p.s. Thinking of starting your very own 365 project in the new year? See our 365 guide!

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Mykea: Photos + Ikea = Custom Furniture Art

Darn you Ikea:
so easy on the wallet,
so hard on the soul.

Okay, so Ikea haiku may not be the Next Big Thing. But Mykea might be!

This clever collective lets you design custom photo decals (or any artwork) to cover up your bland, standard-issue Swedish furniture.

Upload a photo, use their template to make it fit your Ikea furniture from the Malm to the Billy bookcase and they’ll send you the decals to transform “meh” into “meee-yow!

It’s a radically new way of displaying your photos. Think of all the photographic splendor that has yet to grace your room and/or office — the gorgeous snap from your trip to Maui, the badass pic of you and your BFFs, or the sweet mural you shot the other day.

And as a bonus, there’s no more need to be embarrassed when you watch that scene in Fight Club.

Mykea: Cover Your Furniture With Photos

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Scissor & Fold Photos into Origami-like Ornaments!

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In preparation for holiday celebrations sweeping the nations, may we present:

Ornamentation!

With some simple perforations (and no lamentations) your festive decorations will garner adulation!

To feel the elation, click this link for the demonstration.

Origami Photo Ornaments in 5 Minutes! Squee!

p.s. Do you like things that are awesome? Yeah, us neither. But if you did, we’d tell you to check out our most-favorite new site, Svpply. Here’s why:

(1) Svpply is an endless stream of amazingness from the coolest stores ever.

(2) If you sign up and follow Photojojo on Svpply now, and you’ll get EARLY ACCESS to 3 new Photojojo goodies next week. (It takes 10 seconds.)

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Camera Hack: Transform the Shape of your Photos with a Film Mask

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Been in a rectangular rut? Do perfectly parallel lines induce uncontrollable yawning?

Here’s a fix: film masks! It’s a quick and easy trick that transforms the shape of your photos (and more!!).

Photos come out of your camera looking like rectangles because the inside of your camera IS a rectangle.

The rectangle fad was great, but we’re ready for something a little less…right-angle-ish.

With a little scissor, tape, and paper, you can actually tape a mask into your camera to turn your photos circles, clouds, stars, or pretty much any shape as you’re shooting.

But, oh there’s so much more, like layering words, colors, or drawings over your photos with transparencies or creating 4 frames within a single photo. Yawn no more, you’ve got shape-shifting photos.

Make a Film Mask for In-Camera Fun

Photo credit: Edithnine (star), Superlighter (kaleidoscope), Zach Ground (pointed), Shoujai (color), Susie Lomovitz (animal illustration)

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Photo Secrets: Show Off Your Photos Using Materials You Can Find for Free!

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We LOVE mail.

Sending and receiving packages, mailing out photo postcards, and even that newfangled electronic “e-mail” stuff.

We love sending you emails packed with the coolest photo stuff, but we extra-specially love when you write us back!

Recently we’ve gotten a few emails asking for tips on what to do with all those extra photos you have around your house.

The thought of our photo friends being tucked away in a dark closet or between book pages for such a long time makes us sad!

In an effort to fix this photo nightmare ASAP, we’re going to let you in on two of our easiest, cost-free, and most creative ways to display your snapshots in DIY style.

How to Make Photo Displays Out of Free Materials!

p.s. Check out our pal, Thrillist, a free email that delivers the one cool new thing you need to know about each day. If you sign up now, you’ll be entered to win a $1000 Apple gift card!

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Glow-in-the-Dark Photograms: Turn Your Photos into Spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Wonders

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All Hallow’s Eve: it’s the holiday that summons our creative jojo powers from the beyond.

There’s something about the crafty sea serpent costumes and elaborate dino pumpkin sculptures that really gets our inner DIY-er pumped.

That’s why we’re harnessing our Halloween-infused excitement into a truly awesome photo project that our pal Ken Setzer taught us: glow-in-the-dark photograms!

This mystifying project will transform your very own photos into spooky glow-in-the-dark wonders and will even get you back into the dark room…if you dare!

Mua ha ha. Ha.

How to Turn Your Photos into Spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Images!

p.s. Got an idea for an awesome new Photojojo Store goodie? We’d love to hear it, anytime! Just contact us *here*.

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DIY Photo Magic: How to Turn Black and White Photos into Full Color Images!

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We love the ease of digital photography, but sometimes we get an itch for some experimentation.

We want to feel like old school photography masters: mixing chemicals in darkrooms and watching images as they slowly develop.

So, what did we do when we learned that some of the first color photographs were made almost 150 years ago, and they weren’t made with color film?

We learned how to use our digital cameras to party like it was 1909, of course!

Now we’re going to share everything we learned and show you how to bring out your inner mad-photo-scientist to make full color photographs using only black and white ones!

How to Use 3 Black and White Photographs to Make A Full Color Image!

p.s. You’re invited to join THRILLIST: the free email that delivers the one cool new thing you need to know about each day. Plus, sign up now to be entered to win a $1,000 Apple gift card!

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