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Film Canister Christmas Lights

Have you ever had a roll of 35mm film that did not turn out well? Now is your chance to use it! (Or take some shots of different textures.) These are great for your Christmas tree or to put anywhere as decoration.

All you need:
- a string of christmas lights (white or coloured)
- some empty film canisters with lids (the opaque white ones)
- and some film

Steps:
- Take your roll of developed film and cut it to fit inside the film canister (I counted 20 sprocket holes)
- Poke a hole through the lid of the canister (I used a screw driver and a hammer)
- Put the cut film into the canister, position it where you want (it should stay in place)
- Put the light through the lid and then put it on the canister
- Do the same thing for the rest of the lights
- Plug in and enjoy!

A great way to recycle unused film canisters and film that didn’t turn out as expected.
(You can also scan your film so you can still make copies of it if you ever want to).

written by gm_mcleod

27 comments

  1. azzzy

    azzzy

    really great idea!

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  2. brommi

    brommi

    i like it and i'll build it!!

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  3. mikahsupageek

    mikahsupageek

    great !

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  4. shoujoai

    shoujoai

    Yeah! Must be great with E6 positives :)

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  5. nicx

    nicx

    Awesome i'm on a mission now!

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  6. kylewis

    kylewis

    Haha, nice one!

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  7. mrmonsta

    mrmonsta

    I think im going to have to do this!

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  8. chaoticsense

    chaoticsense

    ha, nice! :)

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  9. annelie

    annelie

    Brilliant!

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  10. icuresick

    icuresick

    Amazing!

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  11. sinvertigo

    sinvertigo

    I really like it!... very nice!!!

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  12. vgzalez

    vgzalez

    I loved it!! Great idea!!

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  13. nural

    nural

    I just love the christmas spirit!!

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  14. trece

    trece

    Beware with christmas lights inside film canister because I think it can be warm, and get on fire. I recommend LED light ... that are more economic/ecological :-)

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  15. stouf

    stouf

    Super idea !

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  16. realmustache

    realmustache

    this is awesome. too bad the film i buy comes in black canisters. maybe i'll switch for a while :P

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  17. a__beautifulsound

    a__beautifulsound

    Wow! What a brilliant idea :]

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  18. gm_mcleod

    gm_mcleod

    realmustache: you can alway try a photography store to see if they have any lying around.

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  19. neurodiaz

    neurodiaz

    Great idea :D.

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  20. brettac

    brettac

    Oh my GOD!!! that's an awesome idea!

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  21. kerpella

    kerpella

    I actually love this SO much! I'm not sure where I can find white canisters, though :(

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  22. personthingy

    personthingy

    Such an awesome idea!! Totally going to try it when I get my hands on some white canisters :D

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  23. i_am_ni

    i_am_ni

    Great idea! I just don't have opaque canisters :s

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  24. j_robert

    j_robert

    haha so clever

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  25. djake93

    djake93

    Ah! This is awesome!
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  26. yattering

    yattering

    omfg! Adorable idea!

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  27. anjanidwayne

    anjanidwayne

    great idea <3
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