Vintage Papercraft Camera

4,360

92

11

About: Photographer | Blogger | Book Lover | Vintage Enthusiast | Instagram: @momo.davis Pinterest: @momodaviss

Intro: Vintage Papercraft Camera

Hey momoluvers! It's momo and today I'll be making a super cute instructable that is unique and clever. This is so amazing and will arouse curiosity in any one who sees it!

I was inspired by this image (the pink camera) I found on the Internet and all that was provided was a template for the accordion lens and nothing else!

I decided to give my momoluvers a DIY for this, as I wasn't so sure how it would turn out, I was hesitant to create this- although it turned out great!

All votes will be very much appreciated!!!

NOTE: this instructable is a 100% momo original, none of the information in this tutorial had been previously devised

Step 1: Supplies

1~ scissors
2~ cardboard (can be recycled and old)
3~ liquid glue
4~ at least 2 different patterns of paper
5~ tape
6~ template above (for accordion lens)

Step 2: Accordion Lens

Cut out the template

Cut four pieces out using the template (2 one color, 2 the other)

Fold the paper along the score lines

Glue the long edges and lock the pieces in with each other

Step 3: Base Boxes

Cut out two squares from the cardboard: one 5" x 5" and the other 4 1/2" x 4 1/2".

Cut out four strips measuring 5" x 1"

Cut out four more measuring 4 1/2" x 1 3/4"

Step 4: Base Box Construction

Put the strips on the sides of the squares and tape it down. Make sure it's sturdy because this is the base and it has to be strong.

Glue the bottom of the box and stick it on patterned paper.

Gold the paper up and cut along the top edge. Glue the flaps against the cardboard like shown above.

Trim if necessary. And repeat with the smaller box

Step 5: Attachment

Glue the bottom of the small box and stick it to the middle of the larger box

Glue the accordion lens onto the small box like shown

Step 6: Lens Cover

Cut out a square of cardboard measuring 2 3/4" x 2 3/4"

Cut out four strips measuring 2 3/4" x 1/2"

Repeat the steps you did to construct the base boxes

Attach the lens cap to the opposite end of the accordion lens

Step 7: Lens Cover Pt. 2

To make the detailed lens, cut out two long, thin strips and roll them into loops.

Trace both sizes on patterned paper

Cut out the traced circles creating small tabs so that it can attach to the loops

On the small circle, cut an EVEN SMALLER circle to create the illusion of the lens

Attach the lens to the cover

Step 8: Base Platform Construction

Cut out two rectangles measuring 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Cut out four strips; two measuring 3 1/4" x 3/4"

The other two measuring 4 1/2" x 3/4"

Assemble them the same you have before. Then glue it to the small box (on the bottom)

Step 9: Supporting Bracket

The supporting bracket helps hold up the lens and keep it even.

To create it, cut out a 4" x 1/2" strip of cardboard.

Fold it one inch in on either side.

Glue the bottom of the bracket onto the base platform and tape the top ends to the bottom of the lens cover

Step 10: Flash Attachment

Cut out a piece of paper 2" wide and 5" tall. Roll this piece and tape it together.

Make a circle shape like above, but make a small tab on the side and cut it out like so...

When you connect the tab to the circle using glue or tape, it will become a small cone shape

Attach this piece to the rolled piece from the previous step using glue and/or tape.

Glue this attachment to the left side of the camera

Step 11: Finish!

And you're done! I hope y'all enjoyed this 100% momo-original instructable, because y'all seem to like those! Have fun making this! It looks very professional and neat. It'll turn out unique every time with different patterns and colors. And remember to vote! Love y'all •_£

Crafting 101

Runner Up in the
Crafting 101

Share

    Recommendations

    • Tiny Home Contest

      Tiny Home Contest
    • Halloween Contest 2018

      Halloween Contest 2018
    • Fix It! Contest

      Fix It! Contest

    11 Discussions

    0
    None
    trinity03

    3 years ago

    How can you come up with all this beautiful diys.

    0
    None
    Giulia Art

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Congrats on making finalist! How was your sleep until now?Are you waiting for the big announcement? What prize would you like to receive? :D

    2 replies
    0
    None
    momoluvGiulia Art

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    I recieved the runner up prize. I am a little disappointed and surprised I didn't get the first prize or second, figuring 8 people got that, but it's an honor just to be chosen! It's also more than I won for the beauty contest last year, so I'm not complaining! :)

    0
    None
    Giulia Artmomoluv

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    We are in the same boat :D I expected to win a Cameleon to...but i got just the t-shirt

    0
    None
    momoluv

    3 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for suggesting that link crafterrae! Cool. I just think it's more practical to make one from things around the house rather than spend 85.00$ thanks;)

    0
    None
    Daemon Rinke

    3 years ago

    As a collector of vintage and antique cameras...you nailed the look, great job!

    1 reply
    0
    None
    CrafterRaeDaemon Rinke

    Reply 3 years ago

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/235972821/vintage-paper-camera

    0
    None
    momoluv

    3 years ago

    Thank you for your comments and votes!!! And CrafterRae, the accordion folds should be 8 1/2" long

    0
    None
    CrafterRae

    3 years ago

    What are the measurements of the template for the folding accordion?