His + Hers DIY: Belted Camera Strap

August 29, 2012

There are so many cool camera strap designs on the market, and as much as I love them, they are not in the budget. However, having a fun camera strap doesn’t mean you have to drop the dough. I had this fantastic neon belt that I had never used, and it occurred to me that it was the perfect length for a camera strap. As you can see, even my husb could get on board with this DIY:) Since he is the man behind the camera for many of the blog photos, I couldn’t quite let him use a neon pink one, so I made a unisex version as well for us to use. Now when you are shopping for belts, hunt for a fun one you can turn into your very own camera strap….
Supplies:
Small – Medium Size Belt 
(Got mine for $1.50 at F21, and $10 at H&M)
Large Jump rings or cable chain pieces (MJTrim or Hobby Lobby)
(thin enough to fit into the side hooks of your camera)
Pliers
Hammer & Nail
Instructions:
1.) Hammer a nail through one side of your strap (over a wood block) to create your hole.
2) Loop jump rings through the hole and the buckle of both ends of the belt.
3) Using your pliers, loop through camera hooks and close tightly shut. 
*If you plan on keeping the same strap you can sodder the metal hoops to secure – thanks for the suggestion Katie!
Easy enough, right? Let me know if you try it! Would love to see your result:)

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