Top 5 DIY Camera Straps

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As avid DIYers, we understand the value of a great camera – but we’re not so keen on the boring straps that come with most DSLRs. Fortunately there are plenty of tutorials for adorable DIY camera straps, so we picked out a few of our favorites to inspire us. Which one do you like the best?

1. DIY Painted Camera Strap by Design Love Fest

2. DIY Chain Camera Strap by A Pair & A Spare

3. DIY Toy Camera Strap by Pocketful of Pretty

4. DIY Adjustable Vintage-Looking Camera Strap by Sketch 42

5. DIY Studded Leather Camera Strap by Syl and Sam

112 comments on “Top 5 DIY Camera Straps

  1. I LOVE the studded one, so cool!

  2. Ashley says:

    I agree with the two above me…those two are my favorite! Though the patterns of the first one really caught my eye.

  3. Oh wow I LOVE the chain — but really, they’re all so much better than the “supplied” straps. Nice work!

  4. Cat says:

    I love these! The 2nd and 3rd ones are my favorite. :)

  5. emmalaw says:

    Wouldn’t have even thought of this – so good!

  6. Unas ideas geniales…nueva imagen para las cámaras. :D

  7. Denise says:

    Ooo, love these ideas, but they gave me another idea entirely! Camera straps out of grandpa-ey neckties!

  8. Göransson's Photography says:

    Woow, I love all of ‘em of the first pic!

  9. Cindy Hancock says:

    Fab!! What a great idea. Love a bit a of pattern and texture :)

  10. katcanpaint says:

    Lovely! Painted and the chain are my favs. Making your camera strap look like jewelry is a perfect idea especially if your camera is your signature accessory anyway!

  11. My favourites are definitely the chain and the leather. I’m not sure I’ll try them, but they’ve given me some ideas of my own! Thanks for sharing ^-^

  12. My vote goes to the vintage looking!

  13. Awesome post! I love these all! I’m totally going to need this soon, since I am finally buying me a new camera really soon, finally!

  14. Love the vintage ones, wow I think I might have a go at trying to make something similar :-)
    Excellent post!

  15. Great ideas—very trendy!

    Cheers,
    Courtney Hosny
    http://www.oneweektocrazy.com

  16. Jillian says:

    I love the painted one!! The chain is really cute – but does it ever have the problem of banging against the camera? I think I’d be nervous that it would.

  17. i just love the third ones, but all of them are great! thanks for sharing!:)

  18. random8042 says:

    The blue one in the third photo.
    Definitely.
    I just love it!

  19. Reblogged this on Mashed Potato and commented:
    Very DIY. Very Creative.

  20. wildstar84 says:

    Cool! Especially love the last (spiked gothish) one! My big beef w/cam straps is the usual lack of a swivel, which drives me crazy how it gets twisted up when throwing over my shoulder. Took me forever to find a swivel that worked (success found @”Hobby Lobby”!) Here’s what I ended up doing for a/b 4 bucks!!: http://wildstar84.wordpress.com/ (picture).

  21. jensine says:

    really cool have been thinking about this myself and this has inspired me to get my butt in gear

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  23. befaster says:

    #1 should go with #3’s cameras (maybe a thinner strap needed) and #4 looks great whoever she is – the camera I mean ;)

  24. I love them all, but I think the simplicity and style of the DIY chain strap makes it my favorite!

  25. ohmart says:

    Awesome – making straps out of old neckties might be an interesting take too!

  26. J Roycroft says:

    I prefer not to have a camera strap, they’re annoying and get in the way. If I had to choose, it would definitely be the chain strap.

  27. ArbitraryAmbrosia says:

    They are all great, but my fav is the painted strap!

  28. themonalisha says:

    Reblogged this on themonalisha and commented:
    this is neat! wanna try it!

  29. my babykins says:

    ok. i’m ready to splurge on a trendy camera strap!

    http://mybabykins.com

  30. Cafe says:

    The chain one is pretty chic, and the vintage one makes me feel nostalgic :)

  31. i want one of those cameras so cute

  32. vivilinh says:

    i love the chain one!!

  33. seesuestitch says:

    Love the toy camera strap!

  34. mowanling says:

    I love the last one. so cool.

  35. Life & Sunshine says:

    The chain camera strap is amaze!! Now I just need a camera….. :)

  36. deckre says:

    Love nr 2 and 5 :) most have!

  37. Rocksan says:

    Your camera is very like

  38. Alyssa says:

    Perfect, I like the Toy Camera Strap most. Thanks for sharing, really wonderful ideas. Love it! :)

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  39. love love love the vintage one – are those suspenders?

  40. Carlie Chew says:

    What a brilliant idea!

  41. This just gave me the perfect idea for a great friend’s birthday gift I’ve been agonizing over! My day has been made! Thanks!!

  42. paec says:

    Thank you for these links. Let’s put this post to good use. :)

  43. truthsofrhaz says:

    I love the studded strap <3

  44. Shannon says:

    Love these! Especially the DLF strap. :)

  45. simplewordsdale says:

    I love this! So great :)

  46. LOVE LOVE LOVE #2 – chunky chains are sexy when paired with lace short shorts! Where did you get those hot shorts?

  47. what a cool idea, although I think the spike one would hurt a bit

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  49. Reblogged this on Copyright1960 and commented:
    I absolutely love DIY projects such as this one, and the great things is that these straps look better than ones we spend lots of $$$’s on!! Check out these amazing camera straps and find a style that suits you!!

  50. nelle11 says:

    They’re really neat. My favorite one is the studded strap.
    Check out this website @ http://www.golfingforamatures.com and tell me what you think.

  51. umanbn says:

    thanks for the ideas….I shall have to improvise myself one for my old Olympus…

  52. She says: Love the re-purposing of the Chanel bag chain… will definitely try that one. :-)

  53. Never even thought of that – fantabulous. Love the aztec feel of the first, and true fashionista style of the second too.

  54. Daniel Arouchian says:

    I love it!! thank you for sharing! :)

  55. Minhky says:

    hahaha this is definitely not bad. love the vintage look!

    hahahaha i like your blog!

  56. Love these especially the painted ones….my creative juices are flowing! Thanks so much for sharing. You Matter! Smiles, Nancy

  57. These are so cute, dunno which one I like best! I feel ridiculous for not thinking of it myself, awesome post!

  58. These are so cute! I just got an old polaroid sx-70 and was looking to jazz it up! Perfect!

  59. beatsshop says:

    every one love old style

  60. Mareli Basson says:

    love the chain strap idea!

  61. Cool ideas!

    Congrats on being Freshly Pressed! :)

  62. 21centuryjane says:

    no.4 is my favorite. You should sell these things!

  63. 21centuryjane says:

    I mean:
    THEY should sell this stuff (chuckle)

  64. nahidrains says:

    Reblogged this on NahidRains Pictures [NRP].

  65. katrinamarieimages says:

    love love love the red and green by Sketch42!! great ideas. hmmm…..

  66. Sinead says:

    chain one is my favourite, so cute! :-)

  67. normapadro says:

    I like the ideas. Very nice. :-)

  68. just.bee says:

    These are so cute! I think my Nikon strap definately needs a revamps after looking at these! Time to get the glue and paint out me thinks!

  69. yah, like i said before. luv it, and totally, you should follow me, you can reply about what u want me to post, and i probably will post it. please follow me

  70. stephenfirman says:

    “I’ve gotta get me one of those”
    (the leather one) :)

  71. Nice post! checking out the others of yours now! following you now

  72. sara.a says:

    Reblogged this on the sounding board and commented:
    Inspirational and perfect diy for a rainy day like today… enjoy and thanks for the great post! best. sara

  73. splurk says:

    love the chain strap, but oh poor camera once it gets a scratch :(

  74. trialsinfood says:

    Great ideas!

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  76. eesh says:

    Love the chain strap!

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  78. cardoline says:

    Reblogged this on myfashionfairytales and commented:
    I looooooove this post! So much what I needed… you know, I bought my own camera and stuff, and now I just have to give it my own personal touch! <3

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  85. bramka proxy says:

    “What a great article this is. Look forward to looking this again tomorrow.”

  86. obeezyjay says:

    Do you have a link to the tutorial for the studded strap?

  87. Reblogged this on girlinterruptedtoo and commented:
    I love this idea!

  88. skyforged says:

    A reblogué ceci sur skyforged and commented:
    Je sais pas vous, mais moi je suis accro à la photo. Et tout cela m’inspire…

  89. Kel Fogle says:

    I really <3 the toy camera strap the best, but I like the studded strap as well!

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