We've all been there: You're lining up that perfect shot, just about to get that picture you will brag about for ages when SLOP! Right in the middle of your lens is a water drop or other debris. By the time you dig through your camera bag, get a lens tissue and get your lens clean, the photo opportunity is long past. Another coulda/shoulda/woulda shot!

But no more!

After having far too many shots missed due to rain, mist and dust, I had to do something.

And so, here it is: The easy to use, Easy to access, and easy to make, Lens tissue dispenser

Step 1: Materials

What do you need? Only very basic materials:


Thread, sturdy but nothing special


Lens tissues

Material: I used an old boot, which suited my purposes very well, but any sturdy water proof material that will tolerate sewing is just fine.

Fastener: I used a buckle off of my boot, but any buckle, snap, or even Velcro pad would do just as well. This will be used to hold the dispenser to the strap of your camera or camera bag, so it should be reasonably easy to work, but doesn’t need to take much weight.


Waterproof sealer or glue would make an excellent precaution if you think you’ll be in some serious weather, in my case I didn’t use it, but it’s not a bad idea.

Thin piece of plastic, to line the inside of the dispenser. This will steady the sides, and make for less friction on the inside with makes it easier to remove a tissue without tearing any part of it. Any bit from a milk jug or packaging that will tolerate being folded a bit.

Nice design, looks like a handy thing just to have with you :) You should enter this into the <a href="https://www.instructables.com/contest/holidaygifts2012">Holiday Gifts Contest</a>!
I am going to make one for regular tissue - for when I have a bad case of the sneezies. Cold season will not get the best of me this year - thanks to you!!!!!
Great Idea! Thanks!

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