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How-To: Turn Digital Photos into Artistic Sunprints!

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Boy, do we love digital photos.

They’re easy to make, and we can take hundreds of pictures every day without wasting a single roll of film.

Yet after hours of photo-editing and Instagramming from our phones, sometimes we’re left yearning for some old fashioned hands-on photographic fun.

So, imagine how happy we were to discover a super fun, easy, and chemical-free method that you can use to transform your digital pictures into homemade photo sunprints!

While we’d love to spend lots of time in darkrooms printing all our photos, this method let’s us get into some analog printing fun while playing with our digital-based creations.

Make Sunprints from Digital Photos!

p.s. Tumblr isn’t what we drink out of or how we do gymnastics. It’s where you should follow us.

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Make a Photorealistic Gadget Pouch

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Marsupials are jerks.*

Look at ‘em, with their beady little eyes, lording it over us because they’ve got pouches. “Look at us,” they say, “our young don’t even have to walk because we’ve got these rad pouches.”

We found the cure to pouch envy.

It’s an amazing way to turn photos into pouches. All you need is some easy-to-find photo fabric and some glue: you don’t even need to sew.

These are just like the pouches you see in hip shops that look like cassette tapes, tacos or PB&J sandwiches. You can make your pouch look like any object you can find!

Now we can carry anything: cameras, credit cards, spare batteries, tiny fetal marsupials…Take that, smug koalas of the world.

How To Make a Pouch That Looks Like Anything

p.s. Facebook called. It said you should probably “like” us.

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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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