DIY Yarn Camera

Sadly, my yarn camera lost the competition.

At least the tutorial will now reside on my blog :)

What you need:

a block of wood (mine was 3×5 and 1inch thick)

Fray check & Liquid Fusion

Scissors

Yarn

3 Buttons

Crochet hook

Paint & Paint brush

Vinyl or tape

Mini screws or nails

Hammer or screwdriver

Step 1: Starting at the center of what is to be your lens, start gluing your yarn into concentric circles around itself. Stop when reached desired lens size. I actually used tacky glue to begin with, but switched to liquid fusion {it drys clearer}.

Step 2: Using the same technique, add any other elements (i.e., flash, buttons, etc.) that you wish. Wrap the yarn around the front of the camera’s left* side (*if the front is facing you). Gluing as you go. Make it about 1 inch in width (This will look like the section of an SLR camera that juts out for your to hold).

Step 3: Cut a heart outline onto sticky vinyl (or tape) and place over the center of the lens. Press down firmly, sealing all edges.

Step 4: Paint the heart with cream paint. Remove the vinyl when it’s dry.

Step 5: After adding all the yarn elements desired, cover the yarn elements with Fray Check {here}. Once dry, cover with Liquid Fusion {here}. Make sure the glue doesn’t touch the wood at this point, only have it touch the top/sides of the yarn. Spread it around with your finger, making sure all the edges are covered. This will protect your yarn from fraying or getting dirty.

Step 6: Once the heart is dry, you can glue yarn around the edge of the heart to give it more definition. Cover that section fray check.

Step 7: Crochet the strap: Chain the desired length. Single crochet (SC) into the second chain from the hook. SC into each chain, continue to the end. Chain 3 and Double crochet (DC) into the first SC stitch. DC into each SC stitch, continue to the end. Switch colors if desired and bind off the entire length of the strap. Tie off your yarn.

Step 8: Screw (or nail) the button (through the button hole & camera strap end) to the side of the camera {Repeat on the other side}. Screw {or nail} a button to the top left* (this will be your camera’s button to take pictures).

Voila! Your very own yarn camera!

-Heidi


Comments

  1. It’ so very adorble! I need to make one or three!

  2. Stacy says:

    That is adorable! I pinned it :) It is so vintage-y and fun. It reminds me of the toys I had growing up :)

  3. PaShia says:

    That is beyond cute! It would be so much fun for little boys and girls. : )

  4. kiki comin says:

    i love this! it is so cheeful and fun. my little girl loves to take pictures..and i’m sure she’d love this!

  5. Jen says:

    That is just TOO sweet! I love it!

  6. Well it is a winner in my book! Super cute! I pinned it too! :)

  7. Chaudhary says:

    I love the colors and its great that you are mainkg a round one to match. I admire your skill and style. We are supposed to have a cool front after it gets finished raining. It would be so nice to sit outside and have a picnic. I have been working on homework so crafts will have to wait awhile, so I will just enjoy yours.

  8. jessica says:

    oh! the camera is super cute! i love pretend cameras. i made mine from a box of animal crackers and have had a pile of wood waiting to be “camera-ized” for a few years. i would have never thought to use yarn, I love it!

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