Crafting with Slides

Did you know that slides are great for crafting? Here are just a few ideas:

  • Lamp shades – Very popular
  • Curtains – For window, doors, wall hangings
  • Bags -The Art to Go bag sells for $150 at the Getty Museum Store !!!
  • Ornaments – I once worked at a slide library where we made all of our holiday decorations out of slides and supplies; I wish I had pictures to show you.
  • Art – Check out the artists’ book below

Note: Slides fade after prolonged exposure to light. Most slides turn pink, but some will turn green or blue depending on the film and processing.

craftgossip lampshade etsy lamp shade Art to Go bag, Getty Museum Store Slide Ornaments, flickr

Slide Curtainsslide accordion artists' books



  1. Just heard about another way to creatively reuse slides from Louise Putnam, UMass Boston:

    The glass from the slides makes great window glazing for those [architecture] schools that still require student to make physical models!