For our own George W., who knows how to rig up inexpensive solutions to photographic needs, with outstanding results. This is probably something he's already invented, but hey - why not?
My darlings, may I present you: "The poor man's macro kit." Complete with before-and-after shots!
So, go interest yourselves in some extension tubes, avoid the hideously expensive specialty lenses for macro shots, and don't forget to save your old Pringles cans in the name of photography!