I will show you how to make a mini cardboard camera from a matchbox. The fun part: filling it with tiny pictures that represent beautiful memories. It is a thoughtful little gift to show someone you care about him or her, and that you cherish the moments you have shared (as you can probably tell from the pictures, I made mine for my boyfriend).
Find an empty matchbox. Select a couple of pictures and print them. Then cut them out. Make sure they fit into your matchbox.
Cut out a few shapes from some left-over cardboard. They will become the front part of your camera, including the lens. You can even use a piece of transparent plastic to function as the ‘glass’ of your lens.
Glue the pieces together, except for the top layer and paint them black.
Glue your plastic layer on top for a reflecting effect. Finally glue the top circle on as well.
Add some details. I used silver nail polish to create a metallic feel to some parts of my camera. Use whatever you have laying around.
If you want you can also add some extra details like a button or camera strap. Put the pictures in your camera, and it is ready to give away!