September 14, 2014

DIY: cord camera strap



New gidgets and gadgets call for fun add-ons and accessories.  That cool case or touch of detail that makes it all your own.  This year I decided it was time to invest in a new compact camera for travel.  And although the stock camera strap it came with was alright (eh), I wanted to change it up to give it a little...UMPH (?).  I went with a fun black and turquoise cord and love the pattern and pop of color it adds to the camera.  Choose whatever rope/string/pattern that strikes your fancy and whip up your own camera strap!



Materials:

-  3 1/2 ft (about 1.2 yards) of cord rope (JoAnns, $7)
-  Twine (JoAnns, $4)
-  2 clasps (Amazon, $8.99 for 30)
-  Craft or super glue
-  Toothpicks (optional)


Instructions:

- Loop one end of the cord through the bottom loop of the clasp.  Fold over about 3/4 of an inch of cord and use the twine to tie it in place.
- Next, using the toothpick (if needed) place some craft or super glue down the backside of the cord (the length of the piece that is folded over).


- Start wrapping both ends of the twine downwards around the cord until the folded over piece is completely covered.  Use glue to secure the ends of the twine down.  You can also dab glue along any areas that look loose.
- Repeat the previous steps for the other end of the cord.  And viola!  Clasp that bad boy on and you're all set.



Happy snapping with your new camera strap!
xoxo, NB

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