[MAKE THIS] DIY Pretty Gold Striped Disposable Camera | By Renee Hong, DIY Master

Our resident DIY Master of ‘making everything so pretty that I leave for a Michaels Craft Store immediately after putting up each of her posts’ is back.  If you’re new here, her name is Renee Hong… and you’re in for a treat.  She brought with her the raddest disposable camera idea I’ve ever seen.

I think you are going to LOVE this.  Gone are the mundane, company branded cameras of yesteryear uglifying your reception tables and making guests throw up their dinners in disgust.  Here to stay?  ==> Golden stripes on EVERYTHING!!!!!!!  I truly can’t get enough.

Hit it, Renee… 

Hello everyone! So, this week’s project… disposable cameras!! I know disposable cameras are sort of a fad of the 90′s, but I’ll be the first to say I’m still a huge fan. They’re quirky, quick, and it’s always a surprise to see how the photos turn out. However, they’re not usually very well designed, and it might feel a little tacky adding that bright green or orange colored camera into the mix of your wedding/party display. With today’s tutorial, I’ll show you how you can pretty up your camera to fit whatever look you like!

What you’ll need:
- Disposable camera
- Pen
- Medium weight card stock
- Scissors/xacto knife
- Scotch tape
- Mylar tape/washi tape


Step 1: Peel off the paper wrapping on the disposable camera. It should unfold into one flat piece.

Step 2: Flip over to the back (inside) side and trace the shape onto your card stock. Be sure to make note of where there are folds and/or perforations! You can also use tape to help you anchor the stencil as you trace it.

Step 3: On the other side of the card stock, create a pattern with your washi tape. I did diagonal stripes with gold mylar tape — repeat the pattern across the entire page.

Step 4: Cut out the template you traced! It may be helpful to use a Xacto knife for the smaller holes. Make folds where necessary to prepare the shape to fit to your camera.

Step 5: Using the original cover as a guide, fold your newly designed cover onto your naked camera, and… you’ve got a brand new, custom designed device! (tip: for a seamless finish, use double sided tape to enclose the cover.) That’s it! You can use your new camera as a table topper, or even throw it in a box with other fun knick knacks to create a little party box!

xx, Renee

So- what do you guys think??  Think Renee hit this one of out of the park?  If you like it,  let her know :)

That’s a taste of a much longer, much more ridiculous strip involving Mr. McPuppypants.  Where did my dignity go I’m looking forward to sharing it with you shortly.

Hope you’re having wonderful Fridays!  More on the way…

xx! Alison

On the lookout for more fun things to do/read?  Go check out everything Renee’s created for readers of TKB since the beginning of time of when she started doing it.  YayYUH!

Label(s): Color, Mr. McPuppyPants, Renee, The Bloggistas, Yellow, {DIY + Freebies}

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  1. Marie on January 18, 2013

    Omg adooooorable!

  2. Ilana on January 18, 2013

    Great idea for disposable cams, I am into it. Love Renee’s projects. Also freaking LOVE that frenchie you’ve got. I want him to be my ring bearer. Too bad my fiancé’s got a nephew. Just kidding I love my new nephew.

    I do.

    Whats Bambino doing the first weekend of September?

    • Alison on January 18, 2013


      Where are you located? He doesn’t fly. ;)

  3. Allyson on January 19, 2013

    This is GENIUS!! Adorable and super glam, I LOVE IT!

  4. Wedding Place on January 19, 2013

    You always come with great ideas, alike this post too. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Bellenza Bistro on January 19, 2013

    How creative is Renee?! Can do this for some snazzy gift packaging, too!

  6. Caroline on January 20, 2013

    What an amazing idea! I admire you!

  7. Guy on January 24, 2013

    Wow! Very creative.


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