Turn an Etch-a-Sketch into a Kitschy Picture Frame in Just a Few Minutes

With just two dials and some aluminum powder, George Vlosich III creates works of art with Ohio Art’s classic baby boom toy, the Etch A Sketch.

For those of us, however, who can only manage a really nice set of stairs, we have a solution.

Our Etch A Sketch Picture Frame tutorial will show you how to turn an ordinary Etch A Sketch into a kitschy picture frame in no time flat. We’ll even show you how to transform your photos so they’ll look like you spent hours twiddling those white knobs to scratch ’em out.

Read on to learn how!

p.s. A reminder: We’re looking for awesome photo submissions for an upcoming photo notebook tutorial. Submit your photos to our Flickr group!

Gravity-defying tripods on sale! It’s our birthday this month, so we’ve lowered the price on our stick-to-anything Monsterpod tripods.  $35 $29 this week only!

(Bonus: Add any other photo goodies and pay no xtra shipping for US orders!)


Bumbi — The Otherworldly Squishy Photo Toy that Looks Like You, Talks Like You…

When the space invaders come, we hope they’re more Bumbi than Aliens.

Bumbi, the Swiss-made ‘never-miss-me-again’ bear may be a little strange-looking (in an adorable sort of way) but he’s smarter than the average bear.

Cut your favorite photo to fit, slide it into Bumbi’s faceplate, record a message (up to 10 seconds of audio), and Bumbi will be transformed into your smaller, fuzzier doppelganger, ready to tell your sweetie that you only have eyes for her at the press of his elongated blue arm. (We told you he was a little weird).

But this bear can do more than simply reminding your lady you wuv her. Rig your Bumbi up to…

  • Send Grandma some authentic Junior-issued goo-goos and gaa-gaas.

  • Lull Junior to sleep with a Grandma-made lullaby.

  • Break up with your crazy girlfriend from a safe distance.

  • Remind the roommates to take out the trash/wash the dishes.

Or do what we did. Embellish Bumbi with a picture of Clive Owen and record a little Barry White. That ought to take the chill out of this cold snap.

Bumbi never-miss-me-again bear

Upload your photos! We need a striking photo for an upcoming photo notebook project. Add your submission to our Photojojo Flickr group. If we like it, we’ll email you and give you all the details.

You’re a Star, Now Become an Icon. Iconize Me: Custom Icons from Your Photos

Work with us! We’re looking for an awesome writer/editor and a crafty NYC-based photo projects dreamer/helper. Apply by Monday!

You’re always the center of attention, the star player. In fact, around the ole water-cooler people have been saying you’ve become something of an icon.

Time to prove ’em right.

Send Iconize Me! a photo of yourself (or a friend, family member, or coworker), zap ’em $50, and a graphic designer will get to work, creating a dazzling digital likeness.

Each conversion is made by hand, and can take a week or two. The results are worth it. You’ll get a full-page JPEG, a PDF, Mac OS X icons, and Windows icons (request ’em, they’re free).

Perfect for your blog, MySpace, or Facebook, your IM or Flickr icon, heck, even the company newsletter.

Iconize Me! — Custom Icons from Your Photos
$50 at

Photos That Pop Out of the Page, Literally! DIY Photo Pop-Outs in 20 Minutes

Got a photo you just adore and want a unique way to show it off?

Behold! Photo Pop-Outs!

Gather up a bit of foam core, a bit of tape, a knife, and 20 minutes and we’ll show you how to give your photos an eye-popping 3D effect — no special glasses required!

But wait, there’s more! We’ll even show you how to make a nifty tabletop stand when you’re done.

Pop on over to our tutorial to find out how…


Photography, Cubed! Make Your Own Photo Cubes the Cheap and Easy Way

Whether you’re talking beverage cubes, G4 Cubes, the perfect cube, or cubular fruit, generally speaking, cubes rock.

It should as come as no surprise, then, that cubes constructed from your photos also rock.

Sit down with this Photo Cube Tutorial, six photos, a blade, and some double-sided tape and you’ll have a creative frame or a gift box in no time. Rockin’!

Photo Cube Tutorial

p.s. Don’t stop there! Check out the wooden photo cube, fabric photo cube, and levitating photo cube. (Sheesh!)

p.p.s. The latest Hey, Hot Shot! photo contest accepts entries up till next Monday.

Photo Snow Globes – Make Your Own in 15 Minutes (or Your Money Back!)

photosnowglobe-feature.jpgThe great snow gods have not been kind to us this year. If you’re still pining for wintery white, or just hoping it’d go away, we recommend a quick (and heartfelt) appeal.

Luckily, we have just the thing to melt their frosty disposition: Photojojo’s Make-Your-Own Photo Snow Globes.

Grab a bottle, photo, glitter, and corn syrup and you’re on your way to making an offering not even the gods could refuse.*

* Rigorous, double-blind studies have also proven Photo Snow Globes effective in melting the hearts of spouses, friends, and children.


Monsters and Gorillas, Oh My! — The Monsterpod and Gorillapod SLR Zoom

MonsterpodEven in the world of super-cool, we’ve-been-waiting-for-it-all-year, and how-dare-it-waltz-in-at-the-last-minute camera accessories, the Monsterpod and Gorillapod SLR Zoom are fashionably late.

But like all good hosts, we’re happy to see them all the same.

Of course it helps that they’re both completely and utterly drool-worthy.

Unlike traditional tripods, these things are tiny and super-light. Even better, they can go places and do things no ordinary tripod could dream of. (The gravity-defying Monsterpod sticks to walls, trees, chain link fences, it can even suspend your camera upside down from glass, for gods sake!)

If you think that sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, you’re right. You’ve never seen tripods like these.


The Monsterpod — Viscoelastic polymer never tasted so sweet…

OMG. OMG. It’s finally here. We’ve been chasing this one down, hard, since August.

From the moment it appeared at PMA (fancy schmancy photo-people conference), people went crazy over the impossible things the Monsterpod could do. But you couldn’t buy it–no one could.

The wait is finally over. The Monsterpod is here.

What is it? It’s a small, round disc. The camera attaches to one side, and on the other there’s a glob of bright orange viscoelastic polymer. This stuff is magic. Really, magic.

It lets you stick your camera to just about anything — trees, street lamps, plate glass windows, sheetrock, concrete, furniture, cars. It’ll stick sideways, it will hold your camera upside down. The thing sticks to ANYTHING, and you can peel it right off.

You won’t believe your eyes, so take our word for it. It works.

Click through to see pictures we took of this thing all around New York City. We got the very first shipment in the States. Order now for holiday delivery.

The Monsterpod
Gravity-defying miracle pod, available now for XMAS delivery.


The Gorillapod and Gorillapod SLR Zoom — If tripods could play twister…

We loved the original Gorillapod when we took a look at it months ago — it’s tiny, and its infinitely flexible tentacles let it stand on uneven surfaces or wrap around objects (trees, poles, railings, etc.) to get you impossible shots.

Because it’s so light and small, it’s totally practical to stuff it in your pocket or toss it in your backpack or purse.

We’ve been asking Santa for a version that works with SLR cameras all year, and it’s finally here: the Gorillapod SLR Zoom. It holds up to 6.6 pounds of SLR, zoom lens, and flash, and it’s every bit as incredible as the original.

We’ve got both. One bit of warning: We’re one of the first to be able to offer these, and they’re in extremely short supply.

The Gorillapod and Gorillapod SLR Zoom
Now available for Point & Shoot and SLR Cameras in limited quantities.

p.s. Flickr’s got a great easter egg to get you in the Holiday Spiritâ„¢. (That one’s from Photojojo Uncut, btw. Check it out if you haven’t already.)

This is our second week of tasty photo treats to help you share the photo love this holiday season. In case you missed it, check out the fotoclips, technicolor camera cases, Photo Block Kit, and DIY Photo Ornaments we featured earlier. Everything at the shop, including our ever-popular magnetic photo ropes and mailable photo frames, is in-stock and domestic orders will arrive in time for Christmas if you order by December 19th.

DIY Photo Ornaments in 15 Minutes or Less

Eggnog, gingerbread houses, Santa Clause, Sinterklaas (for our Dutch friends), “Christmas Man” (any Germans in the house?), holiday cards, endless holiday shopping, and lots and lots of holiday cheer.

We love the holidays.

Just in time for this year’s festivities, we’ll show you how to make beautiful ornaments using your photos in just 15 minutes. They look great on a Christmas tree, but they’re just as awesome as decorations to hang from your mantle or from the ceiling.

Better yet, they can be sent easily through the mail and make great gifts! Let’s get started…

This is our second week of tasty photo treats to help you share the photo love this holiday season. In case you missed it, check out the fotoclips, technicolor camera cases, and Photo Block Kit we featured last week.


Make Perfect Photo Gifts in 15 Minutes — Introducing the Photojojo DIY Photo Block Kit

We’re very proud of this one.

We’ve been working for months to perfect our Do-It-Yourself Photo Blocks — the perfectly simple photo gifts you can make in just 15 minutes with your photos.

We’ve improved the process, improved the finish, even improved the quality of the fine hardwood blocks. And now you get it all in one box.

It’s the Photojojo DIY Photo Block Kit, available today.

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for someone who likes to make stuff, a great project to do on a rainy afternoon, or something fun to do with your kids, giddyup.

The Photojojo DIY Photo Block Kit
$25 at the Photojojo Shop. Available Now.

This week and next we’re bringing you tasty photo treats to help you share the photo love this holiday season. In case you missed it, check out installment one.

Fotoclips and The Electric Pocket — Picture-Perfect Stocking Stuffers

The Electric PocketSeeing as it’s December, you’ve been good all year, and the holidays are just around the corner, you’re due some tasty photo treats. And here they come.

We’ve been working night and day to find the awesomest photo goodies in the land, and for the next two weeks, we’ll be bringing you something new and rad with every newsletter.

And since the best goodies are the ones that no one feels guilty about afterward, everything we feature will cost less than $50.

Our first installment comes to you with two wonderfully colorful photo gifts that belong in everyone’s stockings.


The Electric Pocket: The only camera case you’ll ever want.
Electric Pocket in boxCamera cases tend to be pretty drab, which is why we adore these colorful camera cocoons from BuiltNY. Lined with fleece on the inside and made from stretchy and durable neoprene, the tiny cases attach easily to backpacks and handbags.

Forget those boring black nylon or leather snore cases. The Electric Pocket molds to fit svelte new subcompact cameras (those tiny Canons, Nikons, Sonys, Casios, etc.) like a glove. If you or someone in your life got a snazzy new camera recently, you can’t do better than this case. It’s a dreamboat.

The Electric Pocket
$22 at the Photojojo Shop. Starts shipping Friday.


Fotoclips: Build things with your photos.
Fotoclips!It’s difficult to explain how astonishingly simple and fun these Fotoclips are. Each box contains 110 plastic clips that allow you to make photo walls, castles, mosaics, 3D sculptures… pretty much anything, by clipping together your photos.

At $10, they’re the ultimate photo stocking stuffer. Get everyone a box and spend the holidays assembling all of your photos into a family photo tapestry.

Fotoclips (110 pcs)
$10 for one, $27 for three at the Photojojo Shop. Available Now.


Remember: no matter how much you order, Domestic 2-3 day shipping is just $5 at the Photojojo Shop!