a pair & a spare

apairandasparediy.com · Aug 5, 2014

DIY ROPE CAMERA STRAP

In the second (and chances are not final) iteration of ‘let’s turn that camera into a fully fledged accessory’, I recently decided to craft a new camera strap for my ever growing set of cameras, and can’t wait to take it on my next adventure. For now, sadly, I’ll just have to make do with prancing around the office with it hanging from my shoulder – if I close my eyes I can almost hear palm trees swaying…. The best thing is you can buy all the supplies you need to make this project from over at Wander & Hunt – there’s enough supplies in each kit for two straps, so your bestie won’t be left wanting. Yay!

I thought I would also share a few looks below that I created for the new Cotton On Hello World campaign – celebrating Australians who live all over the world. If you live in Australia make sure to pop into the store to check out the window displays and the other looks I put together.

Wearing: Cotton On Shorts , Jacket and top, Zara leopard print heels

You need:

  • 1 metre (40 inches) of woven rope
  • Glue
  • A needle and thread
  • Two clasps
  • Black twine

Or buy the kit here (with supplies to make two separate straps).

How to:

1. Put come glue onto the end of the rope and thread the clasp on.

2. Fold the end over the clasp and then press the glue down. Then use the needle and thread to securely sew down the rope.

3. Take the twine and tie it securely around the rope.

4. Start wrapping the twine around the fold and join, using glue to secure it down as you go.

5. Once you have wrapped the join with twine, secure it down with a tight knot and hide the ends underneath the wrapping.

6. Do the same for the other side.

Voila!

Photos by Marion Tessier

While you’re over there, why not take a gander at all the gorgeous new rhinestones at Wander & Hunt, an addiction that’s very much been made worse by my recent discovery of the TV series Nashville. I know it’s bad but I totally love it - totally ready for sparkly clothes, white teeth and big big BIGGG hair.

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