I am taking a bit of a break from the family room.
I am getting bored with it.
So thought I would do something else for a bit.
I bought a new camera recently (in case you couldnâ€™t tell the pics around here were getting better).
I am a klutz and that poor camera needed to be wrapped up snuggly so it would be safe and sound.
But, camera bags are expensive.
And I donâ€™t believe in paying a lot for something I donâ€™t like.
I was determined to come up with my own solution.
I scoured the internet for ideas.
And came up with the followingâ€¦
The DIY camera bag!
Handbag in the correct size and shape. This one was oh so cute but I just didnâ€™t use regularly. It had a new lifeâ€¦it will be happier.
Hot glue gun and sticks. (I always forget extra glue sticks)
Diapers. Yep, diapers. Although everyone else uses foam. But, in the little old town I live in â€¦foam is not available, diapers it is!
I used size 2 diapers. Oh jeepers that is such a weird sentence. Really weird.
Wrap double thickness of diapers with fabric hot glued into place.
You need a bottom and four sides. Watch the sizes, you may have to fold a diaper in half for a shorter side.
A shorter side. I ran out of the original fabric.
Like a true smarty pants I had matching felt along. Thatâ€™s how I roll! (does the fact that I mention it make you realize how rare it is being prepared!)
I would love to show you how great my camera fits in here.
Butâ€¦umâ€¦I had to USE the camera to take this picture. Problems!
Isnâ€™t she pretty!
My camera is feeling very loved.
I am thinking not to many are quite so stylish hauling around their camera.
But this girl, she comes up to a sceneâ€¦.sets down her gorgeous bagâ€¦and what is that? she pulls out aâ€¦camera?
This project cost:
Handbag. A clearance at Burlington Coat Factory for 18.oo
Diapers. A small package for 6.50 (those things are expensive!)
Fabric. Clearance from Wally World. 1.75
Felt. Not clearance. 7.00
Hot glue sticks. I used 2—.25?
Grand totalâ€¦ah shucks, I gotta add. Hang on, gotta find the calculator on the computerâ€¦.
Although I donâ€™t think its fair. I didnâ€™t use that bag. It sat in my closet collecting dust.
I think it shouldnâ€™t count.
I say it costâ€¦ $15.50
What do you thinkâ€¦do I have to count the purse?