I love serendipity! I had a spray paint lid and a Coffee Nips box in my hand to put in the recyclable container: then it dawned on me that they made the perfect representation of a camera. A whimsical camera with a photo on the “lens” would look so cute tucked in a shelf on the bookcase or dresser.
I found a jpeg of a gold camera on the internet so I cropped and printed it on regular paper.
Stuff the box with tissue so it is sturdy and hot glue the ends shut.
Since the camera printout was gold, I used gold glitter on all the sides. After the glitter was dry cover the front of the Coffee Nips Box with white glue and attach the camera front. When that is fully dry, use white glue to attach the plastic lid. I had a bracelet in my repurposing stuff, so I attached that with a thin bead of hot glue to the plastic lid. A black button on top is all that is needed to finish the camera body. Use a 2″ paper punch to cut out a photo and use white glue to attach it to the lens.
Now this photo isn’t stuck in the “Patty’s Pic’s” file in my computer files. My hubby and I were actually sitting in a brand new Ferrari that some friends had just purchased…what a night that was! This faux camera is sitting in it’s new home on a bookcase shelf right now.
The colorful camera is perfect for a fun summer photo of the kids at the ocean!
We can’t leave baby out! I used my photo software to change the hues of the colorful camera front. The lid was from Skintimates shaving cream. If you want to make a trash art camera I have attached free printables that are sized to fit a box that is 6″ x 3.5″.
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