DIY: Surprise Friends with Polaroid Pop-Up Cards!

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Remember the time your grandma gave you the most amazing–yet equally embarrassing–pop-up card that played your fave Miley Cyrus song?

Well here’s a pop-up card with all of the amazing and none of the embarrassing.

It’s a pop-up Polaroid card that actually delivers a tiny photo of you and your buddies!

Send them as hellos in the mail or use them as name cards for your next dinner party.

Our pals at Brit & Co gave us the step-by-step, so get ready to put your paper-craft chops to work. Soon enough, you’ll have delightfully poppy cards, sans the music.

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How to Turn Film Roll Canisters Into Rad Invites!

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Film roll canisters: these little but sturdy metal containers protect our precious film.

Yet for all their help, they get discarded during the film process, made to wander aimlessly through a sad landfill.

Restore them back to life (and glory) by turning your film roll canisters into nifty little invitations!

It’s the perfect way to give your pals the FYI about your next snazzy summer shindig or announce that wedding bells are a-ringing.

Recycle and indulge in your love for all things photography with this DIY!

Make Film Roll Invites


Scent-o-graphy: Add Aroma to your Photos!

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Did you know your nose has secret teleporting powers?

Think about your last trip to the beach: the salty scent of surf, your coconut-scented sunscreen, and the smokey smell of bonfires.

Just thinking of the smells makes you feel like you’re really there.

Now just imagine what adding scent to your photos will do for all those memories you caught on camera!

You can add smell to your photos at home in three DIY ways, and we’ll show you just how below.

Make Delightfully Fragrant Photos

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How to Make A Photo Album Treasure Box!

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If you were a pirate, your gold would be all the photos you’ve taken.

And like any pirate, you need a good place to store your precious treasure. Well, we’ve got just the DIY for that: a photo album treasure box!

Think of it as a locket, but with room to put in more than one photo.

It’s a sweet little twist on the average photo album that’d be perfect for portraits of friends or family! Plus, they make blogworthy little gifts.

It’s time to think inside the box.

Store Treasured Pics in a Mini Photo Box!

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DIY: Craft Awesome Geometric Photo Mosaics!

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4×6, 5×7, 8×10: ahh, the sacred sizes of photo prints.

Well, not anymore: Photo, meet Mr. Scissor.

Yup, for this DIY, we’re giving you permission to cut up your fave photograph.


But don’t worry, this tutorial isn’t out to hurt your precious photo. We’re gonna show you how cutting your pic up can turn it into a one-of-a-kind photo art piece that you’ll want to display on your wall.

It’s time to think outside the standard ol’ print size.

Make Geometric Art With Your Pics + Scissors!

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Make an Easy DIY Wall Clock from Photos

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Let’s be honest: you’re only excited to look at a clock when you’re waiting for it signal the end of a long day. And those clocks usually aren’t much to look at.

This DIY will make you happy to see what time it is, at any time of the day. Make a clock that uses your fabulous framed photos for each hour.

It’s an easy project that we think you’ll have a fantastic time with.

Digital clocks will be wishing they were analog!

Make A Clock Using Photo Frames

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Alternative Prom Photography — Ideas & Tips for Truly Great Prom Photos

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Prom photo-ops have traditionally come in two flavors.

1) A camera-wielding parent on the front porch 2) The dude your high school hired arranging your arms into awkward poses.

You can shoot a mean photo, so why not try your hand at playing photographer for the night? For a kickstart, we put together a guide for prom photos that are as cool and fun as you are.

Learn how to levitate in photos or how to make your own photobooth for a post-prom party.

You only get to go to prom once (or twice, if you’re cool like that). So make photos that’ll wow your date and will be awesome to look at years later!

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Wearable Photos: A DIY guide

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Ever had the urge to wrap your body in photographs? Yes? Well, today, all of your dreams can come true!

Follow this guide to learn how to turn your photos into wearable photo fabric — that’s right fabric.

Use our Photo Fabric Dye Kit and the power of the sun to permanently print images onto most fabrics. This process is quick, easy, and works like magic.

You’ll be draped in photos in no time.

Make Wearable Photos

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Two Awesome & Creative Ways to Turn Your Photos into Sculpture

Paint and clay are some artist’s medium of choice. Yours? Photos!

Artists Nerhol and Michael Mapes collaged photos into sculptural masterpieces that’ll inspire you to try something similar with your own photos!

Nerhol (duo Ryuta and Yoshihisa) makes 3D paper-cut portraits. They start by shooting lots of portraits of one person in three minutes.

After printing and piling the photos into a stack, they cut through the stack to reveal all of the layers of photos below for a three-dimensional image.

Michael Mapes’ take on photo sculptures involves cutting up a single image and putting it back together like a mosaic.

The twist is that each piece of the photo is different — some are cut into circles, squares, put into bottles or under magnifiers. The final image looks like a rad display that you might see at a museum.

Get inspired by checking out these two projects below.

Nerhol’s Paper Cut Portraits [via It’s Nice That]

Michael Mapes’ Specimen Photo Mosaics [via This is Colossal]

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Worldwide Pinhole Day, 5 Amazing Cameras to Inspire You + Tips

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Every year, a strange and wonderful phenomenon takes place. *Every* object around you transforms into a camera.

No kidding. One time, we saw a refrigerator take a picture of an egg. Then the egg snapped a picture of a bell pepper. Before the bell pepper could take a picture, someone ate it!

Let Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day redefine your idea of what a camera can be. It’s happening this year on April 29th!

From your own fist to a saltine cracker, we’ve rounded up astounding pinhole cameras with tips for your own camera creations.

5 Incredible Pinhole Cameras

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