DIY Camera Strap and Lens Cap Keeper

You all know I don't have girls in the house.
The only hair I do is my own.
The only cute clothes are mine.
Well that did change on Christmas day I have you know.  I got my girl. And my girl needed some style..she was kind of like a tom boy when she first arrived..but Boys - watch out...


Look at her..she is so gosh darn sassy I tell you! I went with a fun lime green strap, ruffled out with some stylin' rosette embellishments. 

You can find the full tutorial to make it over at my girl Mom 4 Real blog! This lady is amazing..so crazy in the talent department-- so poke around when you are over there!

My favorite part..the rosettes. Honestly I had never made one of these. They are so simple and complete the strap!

Then I decided to put her "face on" - This lens cap keeper just finishes up the look. 

There is that rosette again! I went with one big one {the size of the cap} and glued that baby on! Then I tied it on to a clip..attach it to the camera- and you are set! You will never lose that lens cap again!

OK and big secret here. My husband thought he was going to take this girl out backpacking. First of all, she is not old enough...just cutting her first teeth. But now he won't even touch her! Too Girly for him! Score!


mop it up mondays


  1. I just saw this on facebook!!! It looks amazing...I like yours more than mine...you go girl!

  2. I HAD to pin this. I'm awaiting the arrival of my new dslr camera baby in March and LORD KNOWS she's going to need something stylish to wear! Fabulous post!

  3. cute! I had one in the works, but now I have to add the lens cap cover!

  4. Oh my gosh this is so flippen cute.

  5. That's so cute! especially the lens cap cover . :)

  6. that is adorable! Like, freaking adorable. And the pictures you obviously took with her...girl, you are going to be a pro in no time!

  7. So fun!! I lov the rosettes too! Good job chica! :)

  8. Jen, I love it! I need one, too. I think you should sell me on :-)

    I'm having a GOOGLE + Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your Google +. If you don't have Google + it's ok, come link up your blog or favorite post.


    I'm also looking for Pinterest Pinners to feature every week beginning in January. If you are on Pinterest and are interested in being featured come link up! Who knows you might meet some other great pinners and gain a few great ideas.


  9. I gotta say, I have never seen a cuter lens cap cover. All the other girls are gonna be jealous now. My cap is crying in the corner.


  10. Ok. I LOVE This. it's the prettiest of all the camera strap covers that I've pinned.

    And oh em GEE...

    The flower on the lens cap????


    i'm such a girly girl...

  11. Look at you, gettin' all fancy girlie photog diva! I love it! Who says cameras have to be boring and manly? Make it your own - as individual as you are! I think it's great and no backpackin' for this lovely lady, nuh uh! Hugs, Leena

  12. Holy sassy camera strap. I am so mad I didn't see this yesterday. I just subscribed to your RSS because I missed this AND your awesome HomeTalk feature. Clearly FB feed is a hose job and they want us all to wander aimlessly missing the best posts EVAHHHH, like this one. Now let's see if my comment actually posts. This is AWESOME, girl!
    (PS - I am still working on getting my OpenID credentials to work… I don't know if subscribing will help you be able to reply or not… Let me know. Frustrating!)

  13. This is so stinking cute! I need to make one for my camera. Thanks for sharing.
    Found your site from Kathe with an E party!
    Cynthia at Http://Feeingbig.com

  14. How cute is that?? I love how girly and fun it is now!

  15. Love it! Definitely a hottie now! ;)

  16. That IS a HOTTIE!! I'm in love with this, Jen! You're AHHHHHH-mazing! I'm so happy you linked up to Mop It Up Monday. You're being featured today! This was awesome! http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2013/01/the-tuesday-ten_8.html


  17. Your girl has got it goin' on! Love it!

  18. Love this camera strap...especially the rosette lens cover. Great job.

    P.S. Be sure to come link this up on Friday at the Pinworthy Projects Party. I hope to see you there!

  19. Congrats on the new camera! I love the lens cap holder! I am forever misplacing my lens cap, but somehow never thought of attaching it to the camera with a ribbon!

  20. Super super cute!!! I love the little rosette lens cover. Adore!

  21. Oh she is so very sassy! My camera is feeling rightfully insecure for its nudity. You can see its WHOLE lens cap. *Embarrassing!*

    PS: Thanks for the sweet comment today!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way

  22. That is freakin' adorable!! And I can totally relate to on needing a girl to dress up! lol! The lens cap has got to be my favorite!! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I've missed you! :)
    P.S. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!

  23. Your girl is AMAZING!!! WOW!!!!! YAY!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!

  24. CONGRATS!!

    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality! Come on over and grab your featured button.. you deserve it!

  25. So darn cute! I may need to dress up my new camera (and use it too)


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