Trinket Box

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

DIY Heart Shaped Bokeh

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Tools/materials needed:
Black paper/card
Coloured pencile
Craft knife & cutting mat

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How to make the lens hood
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Place your lens down onto the black paper/card, and roughly draw round it, ensuring the circle is slightly bigger than the lens. Cut the circle out and place infront of the lens to test out the size.

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Draw a little heart in the centre of the circle and use your craft knife to cut it out.

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Cut a strip of paper and wrap round the lens to make part of your lens hood. Use tape to attach the ends together and then more tape to attach the cirle onto the ring. You can be as neat or messy as you you can see, I went for the latter.

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You now have a bokeh lens hood!

Set your camera to its lowest aperture, and shoot where the fairy lights are!

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I can't wait to use this at Christmas time, with all the pretty lights around. I'm thinking snowflakes!?


  1. This is brilliant! Such a lovely idea! Doing something like this when you have your fairy lights up is such a great idea! xxx

  2. I never quite understood how these worked but I think I get it now, so cool :)

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