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Make a DIY Photo Ledge — Dress Up Lonely, Blank Walls!

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What’s that you say, wall? You’re tired of the same old frames?

Lucky for you, we’ll be switching things up this month (and beyond!) with an instant photo gallery.

The DIY photo ledge takes a simple strip of plastic molding and turns it into an easy-photo-switching, exquisite photo wall sprucer-upper.

In other words, it’s a simple photo holder that makes your wall look awesome.

It looks especially sharp with Polaroids and Instax photos, but you can use it to display any collection of snaps! Your photo ledge will transform your walls from eh, blah … to aaaahhhh in under an hour.

Thanks to our pal Tom Watson who showed us how to make this photo ledge!

How to Make a DIY Photo Ledge

p.s. Here’s a rad opportunity! You could get your photos selected by Kenneth Cole. Submit your photos to their Instagram contest with the theme “spontaneous.”

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How to Make a Gigantic Roll of Film

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Film lovers unite!

This tutorial will give you the power to recreate a tiny 35mm film canister into a larger-than-life reminder of the good ol’ days.

Use it as a prop for photos, store unused rolls of film and other camera related goodies, or just make yourself feel really small!

This film canister will hold more than you ever thought could fit onto a 24-exposure roll.

Make a Giant Roll of Film!

p.s. Win an Instax Camera on Photojojo’s Pinterest today! Follow us & see how to enter at Brit & Co’s blog.

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How to Make Glowing Photo Spheres

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We’ve seen record temperatures this summer. Sometimes, it’s just too hot to be outside!

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy scenic views from the comfort of your living room (and air conditioner).

Learn how to turn your photos into glowing photo spheres!

You’ve seen those plain paper lanterns at the store, and now you can convert them to show off your own bright and colorful photographs.

And when the temperature drops, you can take your photo spheres out on the porch. Your neighbors will appreciate the view.

Make Photo Lanterns that Light Up the Night

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DIY: Turn Your Fridge into a Gallery Wall, Make Photo Magnet Mosaics!

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They say opposites attract.

Big, boring fridge, meet cute magnetic photos. We think you’ll get along just fine!

It’s time to spruce up that lonely appliance, sitting in the corner, begging for attention.

Follow this tutorial for a step-by-step guide to make miniature works of art in the form of magnetic photo tiles.

You can make a mosaic or a lovely grid of your favorite Instagram photos.

Either way, you’ll make your other appliances envious and turn that big blank canvas of a fridge into a stunning gallery.

Turn Your Fridge into a Photo Gallery

p.s. If you’re in NYC or San Francisco, Skillshare’s hosting a load of awesome looking photo classes taught by some truly great photographers! (Including one by our very own photographer, Kim Thomas!)

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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

p.s. We’re giving away a Tattly Camera Tattoo Gift Box! It’s today only, so hurry and enter!

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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

p.s. Yay! 4by6.com has a free special for Photojojo fans today. They make primo square cards from your Instagram shots & more!

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How to Shoot Star Trails & Out of This World Night Sky Photos

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It’s beautiful and sparkly. It’s the night sky!

When the night is clear, the stars and astrophotographers come out to play. But you don’t need to be an astronomer to shoot the stars. We’ll show you how.

Immortalize the ever-changing cosmos in glorious photos with a few handy rules on tripod-use and exposure.

Whether you’re shooting the auroras or want to capture star trails, long exposures will get you there. Click on for our best tips!

How to Catch Stars With Your Camera

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DIY: Create Photographs Using Plant Matter!

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It’s the perfect time of year to take a break from editing at your computer. Take a stroll outside and breathe in the budding aroma of flowers.

Unbeknown to most folks, those pretty flowers harness the power to produce a stellar photograph! An anthotype to be exact — a photo print made with plant matter.

Spinach, daisies, wine, strawberries, onions, and other plants are all light sensitive. If you leave them out in the sun long enough, you’ll have your very own plant prints, just like that.

Not only do plants feed us and give us shelter, but they make photos for us, too! Is there anything these guys can’t do?

How to Make Photo Prints with Plants

p.s. We’re judging Viewbug’s self-portrait contest. Check it out for chance at $100 in our shop and a flat screen TV!

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Keep Film Fresh For Years to Come

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It’s a heartbreaking tale: film may one day be hard to find.

With companies cutting down on the kinds of film they make, filmophiles are working to amass a stash of their favorites.

The good news is film keeps better than a fruitcake from 2005!

With a few simple steps, the film you bought in 2012 will be usable for years to come.

How to Store Your Film

p.s. Photojojo’s hiring! We’re seeking a top-notch writer and a full-time buyer in San Francisco.

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DIY — Make Photos at Home with a Quickie Darkroom

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You have a leftover box of photo paper from Photo 101, and it’s been taunting you from your shelf.

You could swear you once heard it wimper into the cold, dark night, “Make photos with me!” But, alas, you have no dark room or chemicals with which to make prints!

Good news: you can still make photos with it.

You don’t even need chemicals or an enlarger.

It’s the same concept as sun printing with a surprise appearance by analog’s bizzaro world counterpart: digital!

(All thanks to our pal Mike Dunckley for sharing his photos and showing us how.)

Make Photos at Home without Chemicals

p.s. Our phoneography blog, We Love Phoneography, is having a contest today! Check it out to try your luck to possibly win a Wood Camera iPhone Case or Cell Lenses.

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