For students, finals are coming up around the corner--that means cramming, studying, staying up late, and reviewing old papers. And for the others of you who work also, keep yourself organized with this month's lomo-tastic folder!
Most of us lomography and analogue freaks have an addiction problem with film. Whether you really need it or not, “just one more box won’t hurt.” Soon, we’ve accumulated such a large quantity of it, we don’t know what to do with all of the boxes after we’ve used up the film. I have to admit that I’ve got quite a big pile of empty boxes sitting in my room. So, what to do, what to do? I’ve got the perfect solution!
A manila folder (or large pieces of card stock)
Empty film boxes
1. Flatten out all of the boxes and cut out all the ugly pieces from the sides that have ripped.
2. Start at the corner of the outside of the folder and align one edge of the box with the edge of the folder. Tape it! It’s okay to have parts hanging over the bottom of the folder. You’ll see why later.
3. Continue adding the boxes alongside with each other to cover the folder. I chose to add more than just film boxes. You’ll see as we progress that I’ve added stickers from Impossible Project boxes, parts of manuals, tissue paper that came with the LC-Wide, and those polaroid covers.
Once you’ve finished covering the backside of the folder, it should look something like this:
4. Now for the inner pockets. It’s easiest to use two of the same boxes for these (I chose to use Lomography’s boxes.) Flatten them out again and cut them into complete rectangles. Use the pieces hanging over from the back of the folder, tape them to the rectangular pieces with a large piece of tape. This way, papers won’t get stuck in them when you’re trying to put them in.
5. After that, tape the sides of the rectangular pieces to the rest of the folder.
And there you have it; the perfect amount of lomography to brighten up your boring day of school or work. You can also use this to put your negative sleeves in if you like!
Creative crafts and words by Natalie Fong. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan. Natalie now lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Read more of the Creative Corner series.