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DIY | Style your Instax: The Wrist Camera Strap

Hey guys! As I have written a few weeks ago, I still had some patent leather strap left from my Patent Leather Camera Strap. Although I still like that piece, it’s sometimes a bit impractical while taking a quick picture. So I thought ‘why not make a trimmed version of this for the wrist?’. This way, my Instax doesn’t get lost and I have it at hand whenever I need it.

And while we’re on the subject of this Instax polaroid phenomenon: How do you style your pictures? I have just started hanging them up in the hallway, but I’m rather interested what you can do with them. Do you collect them in albums? Plus, I still need to figure out how to use all the different settings to make the best photos! But, let’s get to the wrist camera strap first:

Here’s how you craft your Instax Wrist Camera Strap:

You need:

  • Recycled leather cord in a colour of your choice (around 70cm)
  • 1 golden hollow rivet
  • 1 golden D-ring
  • 1 mobile phone strap with clasp
  • 1 large jump ring
  • Punch pliers
  • Jewellery pliers
  • Super glue
  1. Let’s get started: First, cut off a piece of patent leather of 60 cm length. Then thread your golden D-ring on the strap and glue the ends of the strap together. Now, form a loop out of the part where you glued the strap together, making sure the D-ring is inside that loop. Make that loop permanent by help of some glue.
  2. In a next step, cut off another piece of leather of 6 cm length. By help of the punch pliers, punch a hole into the middle of that piece. Now decorate it with a golden rivet. Next, wrap that piece of leather around your larger strap and connect the ends with some glue.
  3. Lastly, add a jump ring to the D-ring and attach the mobile phone strap. Now, if you want to connect your Instax to the camera strap, you just have to detach the mobile phone strap. Then thread the strap through the joint on your Instax and attach the clasp to the jump ring again. That’s it!

Amazing how easy this was. Now I don’t always have to wear my normal Patent Leather Camera Strap around my neck but can easily carry it around on my wrist! And I still think that this pink leather fits perfectly to the golden rivet and D-ring. Now I just need to get some new Instax film to take some more pictures! What do you think?

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Stefanie
    9th May 2018 at 7:51 pm

    Now that’s neat. I wonder if I could use it for my small purse

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      11th May 2018 at 5:08 pm

      That’s a brilliant idea, you could definitely use it for that!

  • Reply
    Gabrielle
    12th May 2018 at 6:49 am

    I have a small Polaroid camera, I do have a small wrist strap but the one you’ve made looks so much more chic – definitely a fun project to work on!

    Gabrielle Isabella x

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 6:51 am

      Thank you dear

  • Reply
    Emily
    12th May 2018 at 2:31 pm

    I love this idea!! So creative and it keeps your camera safe!!

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you very much, that’s so kind of you to say

  • Reply
    Janice
    12th May 2018 at 2:31 pm

    How creative! Now I’m ready to make mine!

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks! Tell me how it worked out for you!

  • Reply
    Amy
    12th May 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Wow, I never realised how to make something like this, it’s fantastic. I can think of several items I need this for

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 2:50 pm

      Awesome, glad I could inspire you! It’s really not that difficult

  • Reply
    Marissa | Squirrels of a Feather
    12th May 2018 at 2:57 pm

    This looks really easy to make! What a cute little camera too!

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 3:14 pm

      Aw, thanks ☺️

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    12th May 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Love this! What a great idea!

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      12th May 2018 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you sweetie ☺️

  • Reply
    Veyroniqa
    13th May 2018 at 11:51 am

    That is just incredibly chic and functional but I don’t trust myself with DIY projects.

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      13th May 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you! Maybe you start with an easy enough project and then progress from there, or you ask a friend to craft it for you!

  • Reply
    Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life
    14th May 2018 at 4:16 pm

    What a great idea! This looks better than any I’ve seen in the stores! Love it!

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      14th May 2018 at 5:36 pm

      You’re so sweet, thank you!

  • Reply
    Angela
    23rd May 2018 at 8:55 pm

    What a great idea! Do you have a pinterest? And what store do you go to to buy the supplies usually? Btw, we have four hotels in Manhattan. You should stop by one day! ✿

    Angela
    http://www.thepaulnyc.com

  • Reply
    Holly
    25th May 2018 at 6:58 pm

    This is such a fun idea and I can’t believe how easy it looks too, I can’t wait to spruce up my Instax with a funky strap! I have all my pictures displayed along a piece of string with little pegs attaching them, it is so cute and literally only takes 5 minutes to do – plus you can change them over whenever you want without having to fiddle with frames!

    Holly from The Art of Being Holly xo

    • Michelle
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      Michelle
      25th May 2018 at 10:53 pm

      That sounds so cool, thank you so much for the tip! Gotta try that ☺️☺️

  • Reply
    Mike from The Crafty Gentleman
    11th July 2018 at 10:55 am

    This is great! I love a good leather-craft project. I’m planning on making a neck strap for my new Fujifilm camera… I think I’ll also make one of these wrist straps while I’m at it!

    Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    – Mike, http://www.thecraftygentleman.net

    • Michelle
      Reply
      Michelle
      11th July 2018 at 11:09 am

      That’s a great idea, so glad I could inspire you to do this!

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