DIY Personalized Small Camera Strap

I mentioned in this post that I'm fairly enamored with my new little camera. It needed a strap so I decided to play around with some of the materials I had around. It's the kind of project you can bang out in about an hour so it would make a fun valentines gift as well.

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You'll need: a scrap piece of leather at whatever length and width you would like for your camera, 2 rivets, a short length of cord (or if your camera has d rings,  you can't attach the strap directly and skip the cord).  You'll also need to have a hammer, a metal straight edge, a rotary cutter and letter stamping set.

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Cut your leather to the desired size and sheer off a little triangle at each corner. I did this all by eye since precision isn't that important but feel free to measure.

DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.comDIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com
DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com

Dampen your leather with a little water and stamp whatever phrase or word you want to mark the strap with.  The water will help make the leather pick up the impression more cleanly.  I picked "click." but for valentines day I think "we just click" would be kinda perfect.  (I don't have one but this leather stamping set would be have been better than the one I used since it has a thicker letter outline.  It's going on my wishlist.)

DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com

Fold over a small portion of each end and attach your rivet.
DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com

Thread the cord through the looped end of each end of the strap and attach to the camera using a knot.
DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com

DIY Camera Strap for Point & Shoot and Mirrorless Cameras | www.BrooklynLimestone.com
Voila!  A quick and easy way to personalize a simple camera strap for a small camera like mine.













2 comments:

  1. SOOOO cute!! I love it!!

    What are the chances, if I found longer leather, I could do the same thing but for my DRSL? Think it would still work?

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    1. I think if you used a thicker piece of leather and solid D rings rather than cord, it would totally work.

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