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« on: October 09, 2012 04:15:33 PM »

I hope I'm putting this in the right place

So I was going through my families old pictures and I found around 60-100 photo slides, a stack of film negatives and even around 40 film negatives from around 70s, I believe? They're the ones that are about a cm thick and 4ish inches long.
I'd hate to throw them away and I've already made a lamp with some of the negatives, any good ideas about what I can do with the rest? Especially the mini negatives  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2012 05:52:10 AM »

A coffee table - place the slides or negative in between two sheets of glass, light it from below and insert it in a coffee table frame. if you use the mini negatives you could have a magnifying glass around so people can fish through the collection.

A wall feature - Same as above really, glass, light from behind, attach to wall. Leave out the coffee table  Wink

Jewelery - cut out little images from the slides / negatives and encase them in resin and create jewelery - preferably earrings as they are more likely to have light shining through them

Coasters - stick the slides on white backing and level / seal the top with resin.

Curtains - like those beaded curtains, you could string the slides together and use them to decorate neglected doorways, doors and walls.

Decorative bunting - again string the slides together and use them to decorate at you next family event.

Graffiti gifts -  find some nice slides picturing people places and graffiti them with moustache, eye patches and silly hats. Then give people their 'new and improved' image along with their Christmas gift.

Use the slides as gift tags - just write on the white borders.


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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012 11:24:11 AM »

Wow, great ideas! Thanks so much  Cheesy I especially love the coffee table idea, I would've never thought of that. The graffiti gifts sounds like a great idea too, I have a few pictures of my Uncle in the 70s that would be perfect for that

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