When I first got my camera I don’t think it ever left my side. It was either around my neck or in my bag, ready to capture that perfect moment. Sound familiar? Owning a camera is one thing, but making accessories and camera related goodies is another. If you’re not the camera lover, but know of one (or a few), make them a Hasselblad out of cardboard to put in their home. A camera strap, fisheye lens and splash-proof camera bag are always great gifts too. Even the kids can make their own toy cameras out of recyclables. Get crafty with these 25 Camera-Inspired Crafts…
Back to the Old Days 1 of 25Build a pinhole camera out of cardboard in the shape of an old school Hasselblad.
Spotted at Craftzine.
Goodnight, Sleep Tight 2 of 25Turn an old camera into a nightlight.
Check it out at Instructables.
Camera Lens Pouch 3 of 25Do you always seem to misplace your camera lens? Well, that will no longer be a problem.
Find out more at Punk Projects.
For the Photographer in Training 4 of 25Sew up a toy camera with a slot to fit photos of you in the back.
Find out more at See Kate Sew.
Cover That Strap 5 of 25Follow this simple tutorial to find out how to give your camera strap a makeover.
Spotted at Prudent Baby.
iPhone Macro Lens 6 of 25Get even closer to your subjects by making a macro lens for your iPhone.
Spotted at Instructables.
Lens On Your Wrist 7 of 25Keep your lenses safely by your side in a lens pouch.
Check it out at Smashed Peas and Carrots.
Fisheye Lens 8 of 25Use an old pair of sunglasses to rig a homemade fisheye lens.
Spotted at Photojojo.
Cushiony Camera Comfort 9 of 25Keep your camera in a safe place by wrapping it up in a cushioned pouch.
Spotted at A Pretty Cool Life.
Pinhole Lens 10 of 25Turn an SLR into a pinhole camera in seconds.
Spotted at Leethal.
A Strap from Scratch 11 of 25Gather all the needed supplies to make your own camera strap.
Check it out at Design Love Fest.
Lens Pal 12 of 25Keep the kids smiling for pictures by adding a lens pal to your camera.
Find out more at Housewife Eclectic.
Camera Accordion 13 of 25Let the kids make their own "cameras" out of Altoid tins and they can fill it with hand drawn pictures.
Check it out at The Art Annex.
Paper Cameras 14 of 25Construct cameras out of paper patterns. There's many different styles to choose from.
Spotted at Paper Crave.
Bokeh Lens 15 of 25Get the cool Bokeh effect by making your own custom lenses. You'll love the results.
Spotted at How About Orange.
Splash-Proof Camera Bag 16 of 25It's hard to avoid water in the summer so make a splash-proof camera bag to keep your camera nice and safe.
Find out more at Prudent Baby.
Matchbox Goes Digital 17 of 25Use old matchboxes to make mini digital cameras. These could make great party favors.
Check it out at Mid Craft Crisis.
Camera Card 18 of 25Cut out a camera card for your shutterbug pal.
Check it out at Family Fun.
Ultimate Security 19 of 25Add padding and dividers to a purse to turn it into a secure camera bag.
Check it out at Vanilla and Lace.
Stamp It 20 of 25Use an old film canister and felt to make your own custom stamps
Find out more at Papernstitch.
Your Basic Pinhole Camera 21 of 25Elsie, from A Beautiful Mess, teaches you all about making your most basic and durable pinhole camera.
Find out more at A Beautiful Mess.
Recycling at Its Finest 22 of 25Construct a kids toy camera out of all recycled materials. Get creative!
Check it out at Craftzine.
Camera Camera Bag 23 of 25Sew yourself a camera bag in the shape of a camera, genius.
Find out more at Happy Sew Lucky.
Camera Cozy 24 of 25Keep your camera stowed away in this cozy handbag.
Spotted at Craftzine.
Top Notch 25 of 25Get better photos with perfect lighting by building yourself a light box.
Find out more at Ninth and Bird.
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