We are known far and wide for our love of shiny metal objects.
And some of you may have heard a rumor that we also like photos.
So, naturally, when we found a big olâ€™ piece of shiny sheet metal at the hardware store,
Enter the magnetic bulletin board: huge, affordable, and so easy to make you just won’t believe it.
So here’s the thing: we know you guys are crafty sometimes, but crafty doesn’t necessarily mean girly.
Dainty? No need for it. Lady-like? Not our style.
With a little inkjet-printable canvas and a few minutes of time, you can make yourself a set of badass photo cuffs. Use any photo you want on them and you’ll instantly be the envy of all your friends with their sad, naked little wrists.
Best of all: no sewing required! Read on to find out how…
We hate getting rid of jars. We’re so sure they’ll come in handy someday, but in reality a person can only use so many jelly-jar glasses.
We’re happy to say we’ve finally found a use for our motley collection of pickle jars, soda bottles and assorted glass receptacles: frames!
It’s so simple we can’t believe we didn’t think of it before: just slide a photo into a jar, turn it upside down and display your upcyclin’ genius for all to see.
p.s. Are you a super enthusiastic code juggler who wants to help raise Photojojo’s level of programmatic amazingness? Then you might be the part-time intern we’re lookin’ for!
Photo credits: ‘stpiduko’
Ya wanna know something? In our heart of hearts, we still love the silvery gelatinated plastic stuff. And we know some of you peoples love it too.
Well there’s no reason to hide it, pal! Make one of these five projects from used film canisters, and show everyone you still know how to kick it old skool.
Whether you go for the earrings, the keychain, the svelte ring, the dog tag, or the big ol’ belt buckle, we promise you’ll love ‘em. Even if you haven’t shotten film in yearz and yearz.
Life, Clue, Hungry Hungry Hippos: we’ve never met a board game we didn’t like.
Still, Scrabble’s our favorite.
We’re not alone in our Scrabble obsession, either. Some folks memorize Scrabble-admissable words like uey, muhly, and zo, but have no idea what they mean.* Some even earn their bread on the Scrabble tournament circuit.
Sadly, Scrabble sets are often abandoned due to missing tiles. Fortunately, an unplayable game can be salvaged by turning it into a kickass picture frame/bulletin board/slice of awesome.
Whip out the old X-acto knife and transform that subpar board into a superlative piece of wall candy — we’ll show you how.
* uey: a U-turn
We love tips like these.
Our pal David over at Strobist has been using his iPhone along with the MyLite app (free) as a teeny-tiny, palm-sized, always-there softbox.
It’s no strobe, and it’s sure not gonna light up a room, but for a gentle kiss of light at that key moment, it does just the trick.
Works great in long exposures (think light painting), or when the light’s just fading away at twilight.
Photo Credit: Jess Baumung
p.s. Do you follow @photojojo on twitter? We use it to post up nifty photo finds the instant we see ‘em!
One of our readers, Sandy Weisz, sent us this idea for a calendar made out of number photos. He said it sounded perfect for us because:
What, are you kidding? We LOVE this!!
It’s typography! It’s photography! It’s design! And it looks freakin’ stunning.
Plus we can rearrange the numbers each month, so we’ll never need to buy a calendar ever again. We’re so in love right now.
Our parents are still complaining about the Year of the Box. That was the year they got us this really big, fancy, expensive toy for The Holidays, and (rotten little squirts that we were) we had more fun playing with the box it came in.
It wasn’t really our fault, it’s just that you can make such great stuff out of cardboard boxes. Forts, spaceships, hats, even picture frames!
Oh yes, that’s right, cardboard picture frames.
Big urbane one-of-a-kind picture frames that will make you the envy of all the other kids on your block. (Well, the figurative kids anyway. Real ones aren’t that big on interior design.)
No matter what we get this year, weâ€™re going straight for the box it comes in and making a whole wall full of these hip frames.
Listen up, young whippersnappers: when we were your age, we had to trudge fifteen miles to work every day. Barefoot. With wild raccoons biting our ankles the whole time.
And if we wanted to have photos on our fabric, we had two options: glue and thumbtacks.
But all you young punks have to do is choose a photo and have Spoonflower print it on cloth for you. Your very own photo-print fabric: yards and yards of it.
And we suppose you rapscallions will make clever things with your fancy photo fabric:
Young people these days with their shoes and photo cloth and raccoon-free commutes.
What’s the world coming to, dagnabit?
We’re gonna call it now — the flatbed scanner’s headed the way of the landline, the fax machine, and (dare we say it) the polaroid.
Sure, it’s probably got a few more years in it, but if you’re like us, you’re already using your scanner about as often as your thermal-paper fax.
Why fight it?
With a bit of foamcore and bit of Sunday afternoon, you’ll turn your flatbed into a frankenstein camera, ready to take ghostly images anywhere. Learn how in this video tutorial from our pals at Make.
p.s. Wow. You guys pulled out all the stops for the Get Outside! Nature Contest. We are seriously impressed. photojunky35 wins the TrekPod Go! and RollsUp and benmorrow each win a T’Pod. And don’t miss these Honorable Mentions: the-ninth, ange, scattered1, lyndsey matthews, and Leigh. Amazing work, everybody.
Published on November 6, 2008 — See more DIY
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