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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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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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Make a Magnetic Photo Bulletin Board for Under $15

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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 ol’ piece of shiny sheet metal at the hardware store,

  1. we simply had to have it, and
  2. we had to find a way to cover it with pictures.

Enter the magnetic bulletin board: huge, affordable, and so easy to make you just won’t believe it.

How to Make a Magnetic Photo Bulletin Board

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Make Your Own Photo Cuffs

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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…

Photojojo’s Make Your Own Photo Cuffs

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Glass Jar Frames

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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.

Glass Jar Frames

Photo credits: ‘stpiduko’

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Five Things You Can Make Out of a Film Canister

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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.

Five Things You Can Make Out of a Film Canister

p.s. We hear there’s some sort of Hallmark holiday coming up next weekend. We also hear that sometimes money can buy love. :P

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Turn a Scrabble Board into a Picture Frame

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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.

Resurrect an Old Scrabble Board as a Picture Frame

* uey: a U-turn
muhly: any of several types of grass native to North and South America
zo: a Himalayan cross between a yak and a cow

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