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Sparkly Camera Strap DIY ♥

Girls nowadays like to bring their camera everywhere with them! So much so that it has become my most recurrent accessory. It isn't always easy to make it fit with my outfits and I've noticed the strap isn't the most glamourous visually, I'm sure we all agree on that! I found a way to make it into a pretty and fun accessory, glittery, shiny and sparkly (oh my!). Here's how it goes!
You need: one camera strap.
A variety of glitters to your taste of shape, color and width. I chose clear hearts.
And a tube of glue. Try out your desired pattern on the strap before gluing every piece one by one with a flexible fabric friendly glue. Start with the bigger glitters and then fill in with smaller ones. Use a little wood stick to apply glue for more precision.
Let dry and : tah-dah!
Attach to your camera. And start snapping away!
You'll be sure to get lots of compliments! Doesn't it look like a jewel now? Would be fab for fancier events and complement even the nicest outfits!

Have a sparkly day everyone!

Virginie 


55 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this!!

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  2. Oh my gosh how adorable are you!! I am totally going to use this idea :)

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  3. Such a great idea. I've been a little paranoid lugging my camera around places because I'm afraid I'll become 'that camera girl'. But now I can be 'that camera girl... with an awesome strap' :)

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  4. So much wonderful bling! I love it! Really, someone should sell glitzy camera straps like that, because I bet girls (and fashion bloggers!) everywhere would buy them!

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  5. Oh my lanta. I need to do this! Rock on!

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  6. This is such a wonderful idea!! ...although technically the camera belongs to Jack, so I doubt he'd enjoy me glitzing it up.

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  7. Good point Sorren!

    I share this camera with Ramiro so I bought a different strap (used, but like new, for 5$) and just switch it over, take 2 seconds!

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  8. fabulous!

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  9. What an awesome idea! You're so creative :D

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  10. oh wow - that is way pretty and fun! love this!!

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  11. Oh I LOVE this!!! I've always thought the strap really can ruin an outfit so this is soo inspirational. Great job!

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  12. J'aime beaucoup ton blog
    i love your blog
    great
    thanks for your com

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  13. I think this could be the best idea ever

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  14. Love it! I recently bought a prettier strap for my camera, but now I wish I would've thought to just bling out the old one. It looks fantastic!

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  15. OMG THIS WHAT I HAVE BEEN MISSING IN MY LIFE, THIS IS FABULOUS DIY, great tip! Now following you!

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  16. You are the height of glam, Virginie! I'm just getting a new camera... and I forsee that my lazy self will not be doing this... but I admire it!

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  17. Brilliant! The only problem is I often get my hubby to take my pictures...not sure he'd be too happy about a blinged out camera strap..haha

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  18. rad diy! a true GEM!!! i'd have a hard time playing it cool with that much decadent ice around my neck. LOVE THIS! ♥

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  19. OMG love love love this idea!!! I have an old camera strap that has sentimental value, but is quite ugly, now I know what to do with it!

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  20. Lovely idea! Maybe I should try it!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  21. Love this! I will be doing it. What kind of Camera are you shooting with right now? Cannon obviously lol.

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  22. Love this! I will be doing it. What kind of Camera are you shooting with right now? Cannon obviously lol.

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  23. I currently use a Canon 7D. I got a second hand strap at the photography store for 5$ to glitterize, so that I would still have the original! And since I use an Sony Cybershot too sometimes, I just switch the strap, takes 5 seconds!

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  24. I'm not a photographer but this is sooooo pretty!!

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  25. Lovely! I've just about given up lugging my good camera around but if it was attached to me with such a sparkly, pretty bit of fun maybe I would carry it more!

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  26. That's gorgeous! I love me some sparkle. I just clicked over from Gala Darling and would love to share this DIY with my readers if you didn't mind.

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  27. Super cute!!! :) I think I will have to try it!
    Thanks for the idea!
    xo-kelly

    www.belovelynow.com

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  28. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

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