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Top 20 Ultimate Ways to Use a Disposable Camera

Top 20 Ultimate Ways to Use a Disposable Camera
When it comes to photography, we like to root for the little guy. He’s the picture taker that works hard, is easy going and is always around when you need him. Yep, we’re talking about one of our old favorites: the disposable camera. While we love adding filters to our phone pics and making masterpieces with our DSLRs, there’s something magical about disposable cameras we can’t forget… They’re cheap, fun to play with and can do almost anything! Here’s our top 20 list of didn’t-know-you-could-do-that ways to use, abuse, modify, and make the most of your disposable camera! Top 20 Creative Ways to Use a Disposable Camera Smack some extra exposures out of it Our first tip started out as a simple way to get our disposable’s flash to fire, but we soon discovered something far greater. Much to our surprise, this trick will also often force the shutter open to make a double exposure! The process is simple: Charge your flash (most disposables have a button for this.)Hold camera in one hand, and SMACK! Related:  DIY/ other

Miniature Weaving {Craft Camp} I am excited to be offering 30 days of fun crafts to keep kids active and entertained this summer! You won’t want to miss a day of these fun crafts for kids from some amazing bloggers! Please be sure to pay them a visit! Hi! I’m Ellen Luckett Baker from The Long Thread, where I write about sewing, crafting and DIY inspiration. Today I wanted to show you how to shrink a weaving! Supplies Needed for Weaving -chipboard (thin cardboard) -scissors -ruler -embroidery floss in the colors of your choice -tape -embroidery needle -iron -small piece of felt for backing -glue gun -necklace with jump ring How to weave 1. 2. lines 1/8″ apart and snip about 1/8″ cuts along your marks. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Basics: How to Make a Custom Loom – Make Scout So I have been seeing weaving projects EVERYWHERE! If all of you follow any other DIY bloggers well then chances are that you’ve seen them too. I’ll admit that it took me a little while to warm up to the idea, but then all of a sudden, I absolutely had to try weaving! So I thought, hey I could probably make a decent quality basic loom for the same price and it turns out you can! What you’ll need: 2 pieces of wood for the top/bottom of your loom (I used 18-inch canvas stretcher strips)2 pieces of wood for the left/right side of your loom (I used 22-inch canvas stretcher strips)Poster nails or other short nailsHammerSet of 4 Flat Angle Brackets and screws (Pick a size to fit your frame!) What to Do: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. (#1) At the top and the bottom of your frame mark half inch intervals with a pencil, leaving about an inch of empty space at the inside corners. 6. (#2) Hammer in a nail at each pencil mark, trying to keep the nails straight up and down. 7.

Kimono DIY I’ve been seeing kimonos everywhere, so I decided to try a Kimono DIY! Turns out it’s pretty simple. Just 5-8 seams…depending on if you want to leave any of the edges raw. The best kimono I own was purchased at Prism Boutique in Long Beach. Dayna’s got an amazing selection of kimonos and the one I bought has the softest fabric and prettiest pattern. Okay, on to the DIY step by step instructions! Cut the fabric in half lengthwise and the fold it in half. Pin the right sides together half way down and sew them together. I like to finish it with a french seam (which just means folding the edges in on each other so they don’t fray). Pin and hem both of the open sides. Fold your fabric in half (right sides together) with the seam in the middle. I decided to leave my arm holes raw since the selvage won’t fray, but you can sew a seam here if you want. You can also leave the hem around the bottom raw or finish with a trim.

DIY Tutorial: Elastic Strappy Bra » Operation Overhaul Here’s a really simple diy to convert your old/new bras into new elastic and fancy strappy ones! I find this especially useful for when the bands have stretched out and the bra no longer fits well. The tri-strap also looks great layered under loose tanks and low-back dresses! No more ugly bra straps peeking out! Materials you need for this tutorial:- Elastic (0.5″ Wide)An old bra with removable strapsScissorsSewing materials 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. I’m really glad at how this turned out and will definitely be wearing it with many of my tops!

DIY Bracelet Play Recipe: Giant Reusable Bubbles - Twodaloo Last updated Friday, May 23, 2014 Sometimes an activity has no other purpose than to be awesome. This one definitely falls into that category- it was an accidental discovery that was so much fun that our whole family spent an entire afternoon getting gooey together- no screens in sight. So if your family is in need of some together time, whip up a batch of these reusable bubbles- I guarantee there will be lots of “oohs” and “aahs” and plenty of giggles, too! *This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Yesterday I posted about our super stretchy galaxy slime that I whipped up for our night sky theme. and Elmer’s Clear School Glue . The first batch of slime I made had this rubbery consistency, so I set it aside and made some more, which is what ended up in our galaxy photo shoot. You can make small bubbles. You can make medium-sized bubbles. OR you can make GIANT bubbles!! Fun, right? Make Some Gak! Ok, first you’ll need to make your own gak. If your substance does this, you’ve got slime.

Small Measures: Homemade Watercolors I share my home, and my life, with an MFA-toting husband (whose concentration was in painting and color theory), and an active, inquisitive, art-loving 2 year-old. Between the two of them and my own ongoing craft projects and homemade gift-making endeavors, suffice to say, there is a good deal of paint in our lives. Over the winter, I committed myself to organizing our craft/guest/office room. Going through a box of art supplies, I found a very old set of watercolors-as in, freshman-year-of-college-in-’94 old. For today’s Small Measures, in celebration of the Color theme on Design Sponge this month, I’m offering you an incredibly easy and affordable recipe for creating watercolors at home. I really love this watercolor recipe, for so many reasons, but primarily for two. Secondly, since you’re the one mixing the colors, you’re the one creating the palette. Homemade Watercolors The Goods: -1/2 cup baking soda -1/4 cup cornstarch -1/4 cup white vinegar -1 teaspoon corn syrup -Food coloring

DIY Magnetic Wristband - My Altered State She can make you do things that you had never imagined yourself doing. Things that will call into question your strength of character, your endurance, and your will to survive. Yes my friends, she can make you sew. S-e-w. With a sewing machine. (More on that in a bit.) First, let me tell you about screws and nails. When you’re creating something, there is a moment when you have wood right where you want it. You balance, prop, stand on one foot, and then turn to grab a nail… …or a screw. (Mom, I totally stopped using my teeth for holding screws, or opening packages. This frustration might be shared by others, like people who make jewelry, or people who are real sewing machine users… These people work with small metal parts too. Enter that handy wristband you may have seen at hardware stores. I thought one of those would be the solution for my loose screws. Only- have you actually SEEN those wristbands at hardware stores? They are huge. So I wasn’t really excited about the prospects. But first… Why?

Decorative Wire Vase DIY Hi, guys! It's Mandi here. I love having flowers in my home, but I can rarely justify buying a fresh bouquet at my every impulse, only to have them die a few days later. - Heavier gauge wire (This 10 gauge wire is great—I used electrical wiring, because I had it on hand)- Electrical tape- Wire cutters- Scissors- 1ʺ-2ʺ strips of scrap fabric (Use any color or pattern, and feel free to mix it up!) Step One: Cut six pieces of wire to the same length. Step Two: Bend down the ends of the cut wires and secure with electrical tape, leaving enough of an opening for two pieces of wire to squeeze through. Step Four: Fasten the looped vertical wires to the circular base by wrapping electrical wire crosswise around the joints. To finish off a strip of fabric and start a new one, tape around the bottom of the fabric, and then wrap the fabric over the tape to camouflage the seam. -Mandi

a little cozy goes a long way (and a hand warmer DIY) - rae ann kelly i’m not a super mom. in fact, i’m pretty sure it’s an oxymoron or the opposite of a double negative, or something that cancels itself out. most days i’m just doing what has to be done, making sure my babes have what they need and praying that everything else falls into place. but there is one other thing i take very seriously…. that my kids feel loved. everyday. it would be easy for this task to become overwhelming, but luckily my kids have taught me that it’s the little things that matter. just one act of love goes a looooong way. this winter my default has been just about anything warm and cozy. letting them eat breakfast by the fireplace, adding an extra blanket to their beds, a hot cup of cocoa after being outside, a warm towel to wrap up in after tubs, or…. … reheatable hand-warmers to pop in their pockets on the way to school. so cozy. (continue reading for the DIY instructions) 3. fill 3/4 of the way up with rice. xo . rae Want to receive goodies like this in your inbox?

DIY Crafts For Home Decor To DIY For: Make This Friendship Bracelet Chevron Rug The coolest, craftiest home decor DIY you have to try, stat! Friendship bracelets have come back with a vengeance recently, and while I love the bright colors and patterns, I wasn’t sure I could wear them anymore as they conjure up too many summer camp memories for me. I got to thinking about where else I could apply the process and decided to do so on a rug. DIY Crafts For Home Decor To DIY For: Make This Friendship Bracelet Chevron Rug The coolest, craftiest home decor DIY you have to try, stat! Friendship bracelets have come back with a vengeance recently, and while I love the bright colors and patterns, I wasn’t sure I could wear them anymore as they conjure up too many summer camp memories for me. I got to thinking about where else I could apply the process and decided to do so on a rug. It took several attempts to figure out the size and scale, but I love how it turned out.

20 Creative DIY Project Ideas We all have many old and unused items lying around in our homes or garages waiting to be thrown away. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a great feeling of liberation that comes after shedding old stuff. However, before you start cleaning your home, we want to show you 20 incredibly creative Do It Yourself projects that may change your mind. You’ll learn that a lot of useless items can be transformed into wonderful creations. You can turn an old glove into a cute chipmunk toy, toilet paper rolls into a beautiful floral wall art, plastic bottle into a broom and many more. We’ve been working on this list for a long time, but I’m sure there are many more awesome DIY ideas that we’ve missed. 1. More info: here | Buy: here 2. More info: here 3. More info: here 4. More info: here 5. More info: here 6. More info: here 7. More info: here 8. More info: here 9. More info: here 10. More info: here 11. More info: here 12. More info: Alpha Mom 13. More info: here 14. More info: here 15. More info: here

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