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How to Make a Reversible Cover for Your Camera Strap
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Which would you rather have?

  1. An ugly black camera strap with a giant logo on it
  2. A comfy stylish camera strap in your favorite color
  3. A wild untamed Sarcophilus harrisii

If your answer was #1, you can skip today’s newsletter. Sit quietly until recess.

If your answer was #3, that’s probably illegal. Definitely inadvisable. Also bitey.

If your answer was #2, you’re in luck!

Here’s how to make a reversible cover that slips over your generic camera strap, instantly making it unique, comfortable and ever-so-dashing.

It’s super easy to make, so you can rock the strap cover even if you’ve never touched a sewing machine before.

Now get in there, tiger!

How to Make a Reversible Camera Strap Cover

p.s. We’re giving away Magnetic Photo Ropes today and tomorrow! Head to the Photojojo Shop to find out how you can get in on the action.

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It’s Smooth Sailing for You and Your Camera: Make Your Own Steadicam!
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Operators, babies’ bottoms and sometimes peanut butter…

All famously smooth! And now your dramatic sweeping pans can be smooth too.

Your digital camera can record video, and you’ve probably already taken a crack at making your own cinematographic masterpiece.

The trick to filming like a pro -> Keeping that camera steady!

Luckily you don’t need a roll of Clevelands to buy a commercial steadicam, you can make one using supplies from the hardware store!

With a homemade gimbal and camera mount, you’ll soon be shooting video so smooth, it’s almost criminal.

How to Make a Homemade Camera Stabilizer


   
   
How to Make a Leaf Silhouette Portrait
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Forget photosynthesis. Leaves are for photo-projects-thesis!

Grab a photo and a leaf, and in few simple steps you can turn everyday foliage into a unique silhouette portrait of someone you love.

Simple and elegant, leaf silhouettes look great in a frame or on a book or a card.

So, as Biff would say, “make like a tree and get to work on a silhouette leaf portrait!”

How to Make Your Very Own Leaf Silhouette Portrait

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Resurrect a Broken Camera as a Flowerpot
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What shall we do with a broken camera
What shall we do with a broken camera
What shall we do with a broken camera
Ear-ly in the morning

Fill it with dirt and put a plant in it
Fill it with dirt and put a plant in it
Fill it with dirt and put a plant in it
Ear-ly in the morning

Click the big link to see how to do it
Click the big link to see how to do it
Click the big link to see how to do it
Ear-ly in the morning

Resurrect a Broken Camera as a Flowerpot

p.s. If you didn’t click that 1st link, you gotta see it. It’s like Michael Scott singing sea shanties. Plus it’s from a show called “Hootenanny!”

p.p.s. Hey U.S. peoples, our guide to photographing fireworks may come in handy this weekend!

Photo credits: Dr Cullen (Nikon camera), Kelly Jensen (others)

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Make Photo Necklaces, Earrings, Magnets and More Using Shrinkable Plastic
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Seems like everything keeps getting smaller these days: computers, dogs, headphones

And now even photographs are joining in the smallness, thanks to the magic of biaxially oriented thermoplastic polystyrene (that’s Shrinky Dinks to you).

You can print photos on plastic using your inkjet printer, and shrink them down small enough to make into necklaces, fridge magnets, earrings, or practically anything you can think of.

See? Just like that, the world is your bivalve mollusc of the family Ostreidae! *

How to Turn Photo Shrinky Dinks Into Wonderful Things

Photo credits: city: Christopher & AmyCate, giraffe: milkfat, tree: left-hand, bird: lucianvenutian

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Make Sure Nobody Steals Your Joe with a Photo Coffee Cuff
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Convert a cut of corduroy into a cuff for your cup, and keep your coffee calienté!

Complete with a clever cutout, your cuff can show off captchas of your cute kids, curvaceous cutie, or capricious canine.

Carry your cuff to the cafe, and counter the calamity of cold coffee!

Make Sure Nobody Steals Your Joe with a Photo Coffee Cuff
Thanks to reader Janelle for the tip!

p.s. Sorry about all that- sometimes we’re prone to C-sickness.

p.p.s. The picture-frame coffee cozy was originally designed as a Father’s Day gift, but we figured the ladies would want to get in on it too. Why should dads have all the fun?

Photo credit: Leigh Ann


   
   
Turn a Book Into a Top-Secret Camera Case
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Invisible ink, spy cameras, secret passageways… if it’s incognito, we love it.

Our yen for all things surreptitious and sneaky has inspired us to craft this clansdestine camera case out of a hollowed-out book.

It’s highly useful for tricking enemy spies into believing you are a harmless bookworm instead of the undercover photo ninja that you are.

Pull your fedora down, tighten your trenchcoat, and let’s get secretive.

How to Turn a Book Into a Top-Secret Camera Case

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Make Your Own Amoeba-shaped Cork Board Photo Frame
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There was a fair lass from New York
who made a big board out of cork.
She pushed in some pins
and then for the win
she filled it with pictures of Bjork.

Make your Own Amoeba-shaped Cork Board Photo Frame

p.s. Bjork not mandatory. You can put photos of anyone you want in this postmodern freeform amoeba-shaped bulletin board/picture frame.

p.s. Great news! The Super Secret Spy Lens is back in stock and we’re giving away two lenses to celebrate! RT or follow @Photojojo before Sunday to enter.

Photo credits: mark sebastian, D. Sharon Pruitt / Pink Sherbet Photography.

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Photo Murals for Your Ceiling! Whoa!
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Water stains. Ceiling tiles. All those pencils you stuck up there.

So many evils can mar your ceiling. But take heart, photo peeps!

Your ceiling’s not the boss of you.

Cover that water damage with a colorful mural, or slap a collage of fluffy clouds over those grimy ceiling tiles.

All ya need to make it happen are some photo Post-its and a stepstool.

Yessir, everything’s looking up!

How to Make a Photo Mural for Your Ceiling

p.s. Hey Chicago! Hey Milwaukee! Photojojo readers are gettin’ together to shoot pix. Check out the forum thread for dates/times/mucho bueno info!

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Make Your Own Cardboard Ring Frames
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Silver dollars, vinyl LPs, Oreos — So many of the best things in life are circle-shaped.

Isn’t it about time your picture collection got with the program?

Circularize your photos and show them off in a urban-chic constellation of modular cardboard rings.

Snappy-lookin’, expandable, and keeps a coupla paper towel rolls out of the landfill. What’s not to like?

Photojojo’s DIY Cardboard Ring Frames

Photo credits: Fabulous Muscles, Digital Sophia, ‘stpiduko’, and moriza.

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