She loved taking pictures, though we sometimes kidded her about the pictures she took.
They often came back blurry or with the top of someone's head cut off.
But that was okay, she loved taking pictures.
I have her old SPARTUS camera with the flash attachment.
You held this camera in both hands and looked down into the opening. You did not hold it up to your eye to look into it.
It has been sitting on my shelf in the living room for the longest time. I thought it looked like a face with two eyes and a nose looking back at me.
I have a collection of craft books, called From Trash to Treasure, that I picked up at a yard sale a while back. They have some of the neatest ideas in them. I got this idea from one of those books.
Gather together wire (I used 22 ga. but you could use 18 ga.), wire cutters, pictures and an old camera.
(Don't you think it looks like a little square face staring back at you?)
Cut the wire into 15" lengths (more or less) and shape the ends in order to hold pictures.
Now in the book they tell you to hot glue the ends of the wires onto the camera, which you can do. But, I didn't do this because I wasn't sure whether or not it would hurt Mom's camera. I gathered the ends of the wires together and took one of them and coiled it tightly around all the others. I did this to the bottom inch or so of the wire. Then I tied a thin black ribbon around the coiled wire, tied the ribbon around and around the back of the flash attachment, and voila. . . it holds it nicely in place.
from l. to r. - me in the middle surrounded by two of my cousins, my 5th grade school picture,
Mom and Dad as sweethearts in August 1945,
Mom sitting on a stump holding me, and my two sisters standing beside of her.
I like how it turned out.
You can change your display of pictures any time you want.
I was thinking, if you don't have an old camera, you could also put 'stems' of photos in bud vases.
Make the wires different heights and display a bouquet of photos.