Crafting · Design · DIY · Photography · Tutorial

DIY: Customize your photo camera

Do you have a camera? Do you like to personalize your items? Here’s a great idea to customize your camera strap. With clear and easy instructions to follow in Dutch via Elle.be and in French via Pop&Soda. Or you could do just like me: read it, print it out, plan it and then; instead of following the instructions, just improvise with what you have around you.

Materials needed: a camera, a slingshot, some fabric ribbon or an old belt, scissors and a sewing machine (or good handy sewing fingers for manual sewing or some good textile glue if you’re really impatient.)

In between my stash of yarn, collection of old and new fabrics, some denim and other recycled textiles and others, I found this wonderful ribbon from Liberty London and it perfectly fitted my camera strap! Really easy if you know how to sew and if not: again, just follow the instructions.

Here’s the result:

 

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www.elle.be

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http://www.popandsoda.com/diy-concours-fabriquer-une-sangle-dappareil-photo/

Baking · Crafting · DIY · Shoebox · Tel Aviv · Tutorial

DIY: How to make a cookie jar out of a shoebox

I don’t know what you do when you’re “surfing” on the net, but often I look for creative projects; for the house, the garden and also a lot of practical things. Now it’s my turn to post a tutorial for a DIY project: how to make a cookie jar out of a shoebox.

1. Start by baking cookies. My 2 favorites are chocolate chip cookies (recipe by Jacques Torres’s Secret Chocolate Chip Cookies) and granola cookies (recipe by Carine Goren)

2. While they bake, take a shoebox and fill the inside with baking paper by stapling it at the corners.

3. Pick some scrapbook paper or any other material (newspaper, photos, magazines) and start gluing. This is where your creative freedom comes in. You could also paint or draw if you have that talent.

4. Take a photo and send it to me 🙂

You can use the box at home but it’s also a great present for home made cookies when you bring them to a diner!

Bon appétit.

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