Magnetic Phone Macro Lens

Use this macro lens to magnify the object with your phone!
I’m a photo taking fantic. You probably know I take my camera almost everywhere to preserve every precious moment of my kids life. I wish the technology had been so advanced when I was a child. Quite recently, I’ve noticed my son’s great interest in photography. We haven’t bought him a camera yet but he uses his phone to document whatever he likes in the nature. One day he came to us and asked how he can take a macro photo of insects. As an ideal parent ;) I had to satisfy his need and found a solution.

Vanessa of Cafe Craftea came up with an absolute genius idea for DIY Magnetic Phone Macro Lens. Using a cheap laser a few other supplies she created such a good lens that it can almost turn your phone into a microscope. This ingeniously simple idea will let my son take close-up photos whenever he wants. If you also want to increase the magnification on your phones, you should try this lense out.

When you want to see other tricks and effects you can gain with the use of simple tools while taking a photo look at Hazy Photo Sandwich Bag Trick.

Check out the tutorial on Cafe Craftea.

What you need:


  • Hole punch
  • Pliers
  • Scissors
  • Toothpick

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Laser pointer
  • Magnetic sheet
  • E-6000
  • Double tape


iPhone close-ups? It’s possible with this DIY idea!

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