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Picture Pumpkins: Give Your Halloween Memories a Gourdy Glow
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We’ve all been there.

You’ve braved the pumpkin’s innards and spent hours etching its Titian-hued flesh.

Then, the neighbor’s cat dashes by the window (or was that a ghost?) and suddenly you’ve lopped the smirk right off of Jack O. Lantern’s face.

It’s time to defy the exacting standards of our annual October undertaking and replace them with a more photo-realistic (because we’re using a real picture!) and totally classy (because we’re framing it!) pumpkin.

It’s a gourd revolution!

Make a Simple Picture Pumpkin

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DIY: Fringed Photo Cupcake Toppers
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There is only one thing better than a cupcake with sprinkles… a cupcake with sprinkles AND a personalized cupcake topper. That’s a fact.

Yes friends, store bought toppers are like, so 2001.

We’ll show you how you can turn your photos into fun fringed cupcake toppers.

Dig out the scissors, print out some photos, frost and sprinkle your cupcakes, and let’s get fringing!

Learn How to Make Fringed Photo Cupcake Toppers

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Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

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Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.

Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into awesome pieces of refrigerator art.

They are fun to make, easy on the brain and cute as all get out. Once you make the first one you’ll want to start an assembly line of relaxation. A very productive assembly line of relaxation.

Simple, short and sweet. Score!

Make Super Simple Photo Magnets

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Peace, Love and Photo Curtains

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Gotta keep those good vibrations flowing, man.

Transport yourself and your living space back to the 1960′s with a beaded curtain inspired Photo Curtain.

It’s simple! Grab your favorite jpeg, a few supplies and string together a far out curtain of photographs.

Put on your rose colored sunglasses and paisley poncho and hop on the diy Photo Curtain train.

Craft a Photo Curtain of Your Very Own

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Turn Photos into Paper Flowers

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If romantic comedies have taught us anything it’s that getting a beautiful bouquet of flowers is pretty darn special.

Flowers brighten up your day, but they tend to do that one pesky little thing — dying once they’re cut.

Making flowers out of photographs is a fun and cheeky way of telling that special someone you are smitten.

Plus, these flowers will go on living as mini photographic reminders of beautiful things that have happened in your life.

Learn how to make a super fun and simple bouquet of photo flowers to cheer up your living space, a loved one, or a stranger on the street. (Because we’d all like to feel like we’re in a romantic comedy once in a while.)

Learn How to Make Flowers out of Photographs

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Build Your Own DIY Slide Light
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Are you ready to come along on a fantastic voyage? No time travel to throwback music videos required.

We were thinking a voyage to the hardware store to gather building supplies for the coolest tutorial yet — a DIY slide light.

It’s a minimalist light box that can display pictures, and it sure looks good doing it. Whether you shoot film, digital, or even Instagram (remember this tutorial?) - the slide party is open invite!

Think of this project as a way to create a mini gallery, with which to show off and rotate tiny versions of your photography.

To start you’ll only need one more power tool than your average tool-free craft project. Totally coolio, huh?

Build Your Own Slide Light

p.s. Photo Week (from our buddies at creativeLIVE) is coming up! RSVP for 6 days of free live workshops with primo instructors.

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Turn an Old Camera Into a Retro-tastic Phone Dock!
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Summer days are here! With the sun setting so late, there are more phone calls, Instagrams, texts, and all sorts of things that give your phone a good ol’ workout.

What’s that? Your phone is buzzing in your pocket for some relief! After a long, long day, it deserves some rest. Pamper your phone with a swanky charger dock made from your favorite antique camera!

Plugging it in and leaving it on the table is such a lonely way to relax. In this project, you’ll be making a super retro dock from a camera to charge your phone in style. You get to work with your hands and some rockin’ power tools, and by the end of it your phone will be thanking you for its sweet new digs.

Be careful though — your phone is gonna look so awesome in its new dock that you might not want to take it out for the next summer adventure!

Make a Phone Dock Out of a Camera

p.s. We’re hiring for an amazing opening at Photojojo. We’re looking to re-invent what/how/where we publish online, and we’re seeking one amazing somebody to lead the charge as Editorial & Community Lead.

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Make Rad Abstract Photos From Milk and Food Coloring

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Picasso had his paint brush, Michelangelo had his marble, Escher had his sketchbook, and now you have a milk carton?

Strange as it may sound, you can make twisted tie-dye swirls and churning volcanos of color by simply mixing milk, soap, and a little food coloring.

This is the stuff of dreams if you are one of those photographic Jackson Pollocks who gets their jollies from abstract snaps.

Plus, you don’t need any fancy gear and all it costs is lunch money.

Poke your head in the pantry, swing by the fridge, check under the sink, and in minutes you’ll be making your own Moona Lisa.

Make a Modern Milksterpiece

p.s. We’re hiring for an amazing opening at Photojojo. We’re looking to re-invent what/how/where we publish online, and we’re seeking one amazing somebody to lead the charge. Learn more and apply for our Editorial & Community Lead.

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How to Make the Best Camera Case Ever — a Dog Camera Cozy!

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The perfect DSLR camera case can be hard to come by.

And more often than not, it doesn’t even resemble any of your fave animals. What gives?

That’s where the DIY Dog Camera Cozy swoops in to save the day. It’s a soft camera cozy for your DSLR, and our pal Sarah Goldschadt is the clever crafter behind it.

Here’s the story from Sarah:

“In 2009 I bought my first DSLR …I had recently learned how to crochet with the help of my friend Alicia Kachmar.

I ended up using the basic shape of slippers to create a lens cover and then kept crocheting around my camera to see what would happen.

When I finished, adding on buttons and ears seemed like a no-brainer. Since then, I’ve upgraded to a better camera and bought a new lens, so it’s always the perfect excuse to crochet a new cover.”

Inspired? Get your craft on, and make your best friend look like man’s best friend.

Make a Crochet Dog Camera Cozy

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How to Make a Mini Light Studio Using School Supplies

When school’s out, most kids are thinkin’ “Oh man, summer’s here!”

Us? We’re thinkin’ “What are we gonna do with all these binders???”

Staring at binders all summer long is no fun, so our buddies Chris Rutter and Jeff Meyer (of Digital Camera World) showed us how to turn them into a sweet light tent — perfect for casting beautifully diffused light onto your photo subjects.

That means your photos won’t have harsh shadows from the sun, and your camera will catch all of your subject’s details.

Everyone has a binder or two at home, so you can start this project today!

Plus, this portable light tent gives you great lighting on flowers, insects, and other small stuff without having to pluck them out of the ground.

Throw it in your bag, and you’ve got a mini studio wherever you go this summer.

How to Turn Binders into a Light Tent

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