Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tuesday Talk: DIY Camera Strap {Tutorial}

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Now as promised yesterday here is my latest DIY project

Recently I became tired of my camera strap. It was unattractive, uncomfortable and just plain boring. That combination was no fun at all.

So after some creative thinking and a little research I came up with a great idea to make a new strap. This project is easy, inexpensive and requires no special tools or skills. 

Does it get any better than that?

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Back to the project!

Supplies needed:

Infinity scarf measuring anywhere from 32-35" folded in half
2 Packages of assorted split key rings (I found mine at Home Depot with the keys.)
Small spring snap clips (I found mine at Hobby Lobby.)

1. Open the assorted split key key rings packs and attache the smallest ring to your camera. I would have loved for them to be a tiny bit smaller, but I didn't wan to sacrifice sturdiness so I went with these. 

2. Carefully attach the largest ring to your scarf. You may want to ask for help with this step to avoid snagging the material. 

I was able to start mine like this and slowly pull the material through.

This is the result.

You want to do this twice so you have two rings on your scarf.

3. Add your clips

You can add your clips two ways
The way in this picture allows for you to easily change the strap.

Or you can reverse them allowing you to only have the tiny rings on your camera if you decide to take the strap off. There is no right or wrong way to go here. I plan on making more straps soon so I wanted to be able to easily swap them out. 

4. Carefully attach the clips to the camera and you are done!

I am LOVING mine. It did take me a bit to get used to the feel of the clips on my hands but I don't even notice them now. I could wear this thing on my neck for hours now, so comfortable and an added bonus, it's super cute!!!

I am already planning to make another for the spring. I am thinking something fun and floral would be great.

What kind of print would you choose?

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  1. I LOVE that strap! I am not much of a DIY'er, but I might have to give this a go. It's just so pretty!

    1. This is almost to easy to even call a project. Assembly is under 5 minutes. I am so glad that I made it!

  2. That is awesome. My mom got me a strap for Christmas and I love it. I hated the regular strap. I love that you can make your own and switch them out. Too creative.

  3. So smart! I love it. I'm looking into getting a nicer camera other than my phone haha.

  4. You know I'm all about the florals right now!! And ps please tell me more about your tattoo!

  5. So cute! I've been wanting to make one of these for my camera for awhile now!!! Your tutorial is so easy to follow too! I would totally pick the floral. ;)

  6. Love it! I didn't know they were so easy to make! Now to buy a camera...

  7. I wish I would have seen this before I purchased a scarf camera strap! I had no idea it was that easy.
    Have you thought about adding these to your etsy shop? :)

  8. Love it! I need a strap for my camera...I may have to buy an infinity scarf now...

  9. Yep, this is awesome!! Thanks for sharing. I have got to do this.

  10. Could i ask what camera you have? I have been wanting to purchase a nikon d3100, but i am so unsure lol.

  11. I have a Canon SL1. I got it in December and absolutely love it!