His + Hers DIY: Belted Camera Strap

There are so many cool camera strap designs on the market, and as much as I love them, they are not in the budget. However, having a fun camera strap doesn't mean you have to drop the dough. I had this fantastic neon belt that I had never used, and it occurred to me that it was the perfect length for a camera strap. As you can see, even my husb could get on board with this DIY:) Since he is the man behind the camera for many of the blog photos, I couldn't quite let him use a neon pink one, so I made a unisex version as well for us to use. Now when you are shopping for belts, hunt for a fun one you can turn into your very own camera strap....

Small - Medium Size Belt 
(Got mine for $1.50 at F21, and $10 at H&M)
Large Jump rings or cable chain pieces (MJTrim or Hobby Lobby)
(thin enough to fit into the side hooks of your camera)
Hammer & Nail

1.) Hammer a nail through one side of your strap (over a wood block) to create your hole.
2) Loop jump rings through the hole and the buckle of both ends of the belt.
3) Using your pliers, loop through camera hooks and close tightly shut. 
*If you plan on keeping the same strap you can sodder the metal hoops to secure - thanks for the suggestion Katie!

Easy enough, right? Let me know if you try it! Would love to see your result:)


  1. This is just the best idea ever! I need to try this! How do you think of these creative things:)

  2. Oh how awesome is this?! You're too clever, Anna!

  3. What a great project! With those prices you could also make quite a few of them to suit your mood.

  4. I love the neon one - so much cuter than the cannon one that came with my camera :).

  5. Lovely Anna!

    If you have a sodderer - I'd also consider soddering your hoops so that they don't get loose, and if you ever want to "change them" you can cut them with a metal cutter? Do I make any sense?

  6. I love this! It's so clever. I have a very heavy vintage camera that needs a new neck strap. A belt would be perfect.

  7. This is so genius...instead of buying those cute (but really expensive) straps!

  8. omg! what an awesome diy!!!! I hope you don't mind if I pin this on my pinterest board.

  9. Very cute idea as usual! Love the bright pink belt!

  10. Um, best idea EVER! Completely in love with your neon pink :)

  11. Such a cool idea! I love it. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  12. that is such a great idea!! I should try that because I don´t really like the original strap and I have a neon belt and some other ones. I am just a little bit affraid that it won´t be strong enough or that it wouldn´t last - the circles... but I will probably try it! thanks for the idea!! :)
    Georgie from jump and twirl

  13. @ KK
    Awesome idea! So far the jump links I used have held strong throughout some photoshoots, and it makes it easy to switch out.
    However, its SO important to test it out before using to make sure the links are strong enough and to prevent the camera strap from coming loose.

    Thanks for the great feedback friends!
    x, Anna

  14. usefull!


  15. What a great idea! You're always so creative. Can't wait to see what you DIY next!

  16. So awesome, Anna! What a great use for belts. May just give this a try. You're a creative one, my friend!

  17. Hi, honey! I really liked your blog, you have great photos! Now, I am your faithful follower! I really hope that you enjoy my blog and you will be my follower!)))) Miss you, kiss!

  18. this is awesome! what a great and easy idea. I'm here from Smallshop. What a great blog. I'm your newest follower. Love your bangs BTW

  19. Thus is so cute. I had to make sure to get a neutral strap when I got one for my camera since I knew that my husband would have to wear it too. I wish I had thought of trading them out. :)


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