Use Film Slides As A Super Cool Window Shade Or Lamp DIY

This project idea is so cool that I’m in a bit of awe.  A DIY window shade or lamp made out of old film slides is perfect for a shutter nut like me.  The effect that the sun or light provides with the slides is gorgeous.  It’s like having a kaleidoscope in a room.  Thanks to Craftster for the lovely idea.

So, it’s been a while since I’ve made anything Craftster-worthy, but my husband and I busted out the Dremel tool a few days ago and we made this:

It’s a pair of curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides!  I’m really interested in photography, and will buy old cameras in antique and thrift stores in order to develop film that’s inside of it.  From time to time, I’ll find collections of old slides and will buy those, too.  Last fall, driving back from vacation, we stopped at an antique store outside of Kansas City and I found a box of a ton of old slides, mostly Kodachrome, from the 50s and 60s.

I hate the idea that these pictures would just be resigned to the garbage or something, and wanted to display them (besides just scanning them in and putting them on Flickr – here’s a link to my old found negative/slide collection, though, if you want to check that out: ).  So, why not make them into a curtain?

Images from Craftster.
For the full instructions visit Crafster.


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