Craft Of The Day: Scarf Camera Strap

02/08/2012 02:23 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Let's face it, camera straps are ugly and uncomfortable. While we usually just takes ours off, we admit that it really is easier to have a camera strap when traveling. So, why not combine style and function with this clever DIY? It starts with a vintage scarf and ends with an, um, picture-perfect result. This Craft Of The Day is a lot easier than it may seem, just see for yourself by reading the instructions below.

Flickr Photo by Stacie Grissom

What You'll Need
2 Key rings
Leather or ribbon (optional)

How To Make It
1. Place the scarf around your neck and mark where you want your camera to fall.
2. Draw a line about 1 1/2-inches below that mark and cut across your scarf. (The extra space is needed for sewing.)
3. Pull one key ring over each end of the scarf, loop the scarf back around and sew it closed.
4. (Optional) Sew two strips of leather into tubes (or use ribbon) and slip them over the key rings. Keep the stitches on the back side and sew the leather to the scarf for a cute decorative accent.
5. Attach your camera by the key rings and admire your stylish strap!

For the full tutorial, visit Scarves.net. And, be sure to check out the other great crafts in our Craft Of The Day slideshow below.

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