Introduction: Easy DIY Domo Plushie Photo Frame Combo

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Turn a small Domo plushie into a photo frame in a few easy steps, using a few common craft skills. No sewing or electronics required.

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Step 1: The Materials

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I got this Domo plushie at Target for about $6. The photo frame is also from target, discounted to $25. It is so generic that it has no brand at all. It claims to be plug-and-play with any PC so wish me luck...

Step 2: Remove the Mouth

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Domo has a mouth that has the exact dimensions of a small LCD screen. Using an X-acto knife, carefully pop the threads holding the mouth patch in place. Try not to cut the brown fur edge.

Step 3: Remove the Stuffing From the Guts

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This is what it looks like without the mouth in place. With the mouth gone, it's easy to remove the stuffing from the guts.

Step 4: Insert USB Cable

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Cut a small (1/4") hole in the middle of the butt (no jokes, please), and insert the small end of the USB cable into it. Leave just the plug sticking out. Carefully put a dab of hot glue on the INSIDE, at the spot where the cord meets the fur, to keep it secure. Wrap up the excess cord with a twist-tie.

Step 5: Connect the USB to the Frame

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Stuff the stuffing back into the body. Connect the USB cord to the frame and carefully place it back inside the hole.

Step 6: Protect the Screen

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Put some tape over the screen to protect it during the next step.

Step 7: Hot-glue the Edge of the Frame

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Using a tiny amount of hot glue, attach one side of the fur to the frame at a time. Lay a small line of glue and carefully pull the fur right to the edge of the screen. Hold it in place for a few seconds while the glue sets.

Step 8: Plug USB "Tail" Into Computer

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Plug the USB tail into a computer and load it with pictures. I know the image below shows the plushie connected to a Mac, but a PC is required to upload pictures, although it can recharge using any USB connection. The software on the PC worked fine. It was a snap to upload and change pictures.

The USB tail makes a great tripod too!

Step 9: The DOMO Plushie USB Photo Frame

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AndreiY2 (author)2016-08-09

So I presume, saying that this is a Mac, it's a G4 Powerbook? Seems like the aluminum version.

pconley (author)2011-08-29

To avoid butt plug jokes, wire the cord out the back of the leg!

Matrix-technician (author)2011-02-23

Domo looks sad in the third pic on step one. :[]

Clayton H. (author)2009-03-26

It's sad, one of my friends don't know what domo-kun is.

garrett10 (author)Clayton H.2009-08-02

idk what he is either

Kahpow (author)garrett102010-08-08

Sucks to be you. Domo-kun is a popular tv mascot in Japan. He's so cute!

denigrad (author)2009-03-26

Nice! I think it might be more recognizable if you could find a way to keep the teeth. Maybe white construction paper?

chuntito24 (author)denigrad2009-05-17

just take a picture of the teeth and upload to the photo frame

jdogsbart (author)2009-05-01

how do you operate the frame?

CrafterCassie (author)2009-04-29

AAAHH!!! DOMO ATE AN EYE!!!!! He's adorable. Great job!

alexfagundes (author)2009-03-28

Too cute ;) you could even put a little velcro flap on its butt if you didn't want to have the usb cable exposed when in picture mode. nice work!

Tape-structable (author)2009-03-27

Hehe, take a picture of your own mouth, and then put it in the photo viewer. :P

mspark400 (author)2009-03-26

nice ible! you could even have a digital picture of his teeth to restore his original ferocity! cheers, mspark400

Sandisk1duo (author)2009-03-26

now domo looks harmless!

=SMART= (author)2009-03-26

Awesome DOMO KUN!!!

meanbean (author)2009-03-26

it would be cooler if you left his teeth on

fwjs28 (author)2009-03-26

very cool...

conceptualstratagem (author)2009-03-26

+nice work!

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Bio: Marque Cornblatt was born in Baltimore, Maryland and now lives in San Francisco. He holds an MFA in Conceptual Arts from SFSU; has a diploma ... More »
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