As promised, I am here today with the DIY for the Super Shiny Sparkly Sequin Camera Strap that I mentioned twice yesterday: once on my Art to Inspiration post and announcing the giveaway. (Go ahead, check those links and sign up for the giveaway. I'll still be here when you get back. Promise.)
All signed up? Great!
Still want to make one for your best friend, daughter, favorite boss (shameless plug), or yourself on the off chance you don't win the giveaway? Let's do it.
- 1.5 inch wide elastic sequin band
- 1 inch cotton webbing
- Masking tape / washi tape
- Craft glue (I use Elmer's Craft Bond All-Purpose Glue)
- Safety pins
- 2 swivel hook fasteners
- Cell phone fasteners
Use the masking / washi tape* to "mark off" 50 inches of the cotton webbing and 48.5 inches of elastic band. I bought a yard and a half (54 inches) of these which is why I had to cut my materials. If you'd prefer to get these cut at these specific lengths, you can cut out a step. Yay for keeping it simple!!
*Note: I like to keep the tape on both the sequin band and the webbing too keep things looking clean. If you want to fancy it up with washi, feel free.
Slip the swivel hook unto the end of the webbing. Add LOTS of glue to the last half inch and then loop it over the bottom of the hook, making sure you giving your loop some "breathing room" (i.e. space). Use a safety pin to secure your loop.
Repeat on the opposite end.
Use a generous amount of glue on the end of the quarter inch of the band that is NOT taped. Fold over the taped part of the band and pin again to secure. Repeat at the opposite end.
Align the webbing with the back side of the sequin band. I tried to use the five seams as guidelines.
Then "simply" glue the webbing onto the sequin band. I say "simply" because it was actually quite a sticky mess. For this step I realized that it progressed best when I worked in sections: pour glue onto the band (straight from the bottle, no nozzle), smear it over the webbing, quickly flip it over onto the back of the band, move onto the next section, repeat.
Be liberal with your glue usage... I mean, I figured more is mostly likely better than less in this case and most definitely won't hurt anything. In fact, the glue iin the picture in the middle is actually lacking a bit.
That's it! Wait for it to dry (I'd recommend overnight) and hook it up!!
I used fasterers called "cell phone lanyards" (like these) to attach it to my camera since the swivel hook fasteners were too big to connect to the camera.
Thanks for stopping by to see how to make your own!!