Camera Cap Leash

Last month I bought a new pimped out camera…well, it’s much better than my old one.  I love, love, love it!  The only problem with this new fabulous camera is that it has a lens cap.  Now for most people, this is no problem at all.  For me, it’s a ridiculously huge problem.  In less than a month, I bet I have lost my lens cap about a bazillion times!  So, I decided to make a leash for my lense cap!
Here is how I made it…
First I grabbed up my supplies…my lense cap, some ribbon, scrapbooking paper cut in a circle, mod podge, hot glue, and a lanyard clip.
I hot glued one end of the ribbon to the lense cap.
Then, I painted a coat of Mod Podge on the back of my scrapbook paper circle.
Next, I smoothed it onto the front of the lense cap, and made sure to smooth out all of the wrinkles.
After the Mod Podge had dried, I painted another coat on top of the paper to seal it.  Then, I secured the other end of the ribbon to the lanyard clip.
This is what it should look like at this point.
I wanted mine to have a little more bling, so I made a rolled flower rosette, and hot glued it to the top.
You can find my rolled flower rosette tutorial here on my How To’s page.
Now I have a camera cap leash that matches my camera strap cover perfectly!  If you are interested in the tutorial for the camera strap cover, you can find it here!

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  1. says


    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!

  2. says

    Super cute! I’ve wanted to make myself a camera strap with a lens cap pocket, but this adds a bit more flair that is so fun! Thanks for sharing :) Happy to be your newest follower!

  3. says

    That is a lovely accessory for any camera! I can’t wait to make one of my own!
    I’m your newest follower!

  4. says

    This is awesome!!

    New follower from Lil Luna Link Party.

  5. says

    Such a great idea! I am following you from over at Home Happy Home. I am going to need to make one of these for my camera (: thanks!

  6. says

    This is super-awesome! I too just got a nice new camera (looks like it’s the same as yours, a rebel?) And, like you, I’ve lost my lens cap a bazillion times too! I NEED to do what you’ve done! I just hope it can be as cute as yours! VERY nice!!!! SO glad you share this!!!!

  7. says

    I love this idea. I need to make one for my camera lens. I have a new canon DSLR too and I’m always afraid I’m going to lose that pesky cover. Love your strap too! I’m also your newest follower

    Christine @

  8. says

    This is so cute. I need to make one of these. Thanks for linking up last week at Whimsy Wednesday. Hope you’ll join me again tonight for another party!

  9. says

    This is so cute on your camera! We loved having you at “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” We hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

  10. Jenn says

    Great idea!!! How exactly did you connect the ribbon to the landyard?

  11. Teresa says

    You should sell these on ebay lol

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