Tuesday Talk: DIY Camera Strap {Tutorial}

Welcome to week 2 of Tuesday Talk.
First off, we were thrilled with how many of you linked up for our first week.

Thank you! 
We hope you will keep coming back week after week.

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? 

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.



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