Monday, June 25, 2012

Photo Filters

Make interesting photo filters using Sharpie markers and the lid on top of a can of Pringles. This is an extremely easy, 30-second DIY project.

First, clean the front and back of your lid with a household cleaner, or at least damp a paper towel with water and wipe any crumbs or dust out.

Then, use a Sharpie to draw any design that you want on the lid. The filter works best if you have lots of colors.

Voila! You have new filters. Please note that the Sharpie ink may smudge after it is applied on the top of the lid. It does not dry completely.

The pringles lid is too big to fit securely in front of my cameras, but it stayed when I propped it on the top edge of my Canon Rebel T3i. I also just held it in one hand sometimes when I took a few pictures.

Be especially careful that you do not accidentally smudge your camera lens. Also, please be careful that you do not scratch your lens. Make sure the smoothest side of the lid is facing toward it.


  1. probably work 100 times better with a clear piece of glass.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion! I just wanted to show an easy filter to create using items that are readily available. A clear piece of glass is a great idea, though. I may have to try it :)

      - David

  2. This is so awesome an easy! Thanks for sharing! Totally pinning this :)

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  3. I love this, it's so simple, yet so effective!

  4. Genius!....I don't even know how you went from Pringles can to Photo Filter, lol!

  5. This is SO smart, gonna share this. Thank you :)

  6. Great idea! Thank you!

  7. Love this idea!! Im having my 8 yr old make the lids so he can use them when he photographs gravestones!