Lomo Recycle: A Paper Egg Box!


When my grandma came back from the supermarket, I wanted to keep the egg box. She asked me: “What do you want to do with it?”, and I said that I didn’t know, but something came to mind. Can you guess what I thought?

Ta-daaaa! A film box!

You may have to push the film canister a little to make it fit perfectly (unless you buy very big eggs!), and don’t cut any part of it, so that it doesn’t open if you take it with you in your suitcase or backpack!

I wanted to make it a little more coloured, but I’m not a great artist, so the result could be a little better, I think… I used pencils, but I think that acrylics work better! Let me know if you have Lomo ideas on how to paint it!

written by attelid on 2011-11-17 #gear #tutorials #film #tipster #recycle #quickie-tipster #film-storage #egg-box

Thanks, Danke, Gracias


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  1. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Good idea.

  2. tenille
    tenille ·

    haha that is so cute!

  3. exit14
    exit14 ·

    Tearing the top off and tacking it to the wall in your darkroom would be a nice solution for storing film out of the way if you had enough egg crates.

  4. attelid
    attelid ·

    yeah you're right!

  5. lomo-art
    lomo-art ·

    Aaaah that is so cute and nice!

  6. ereen
    ereen ·


  7. feelux
    feelux ·

    A good disguise when storing films in the refrigerator. :))

  8. attelid
    attelid ·

    @feelux that's why you have to paint it ;)

  9. theycallmeelton
    theycallmeelton ·

    Great idea! I just love having large amounts of films/film canisters! Now there's another awesome way of storing them! Hooorray!

  10. jeffr
    jeffr ·


  11. zindzee
    zindzee ·

    Great idea! I will most definetly be using it!

  12. danai
    danai ·

    Good idea!
    You could just spray-paint it.It's fast and cheaper than acrylics.
    A metallic spray would give a really cool effect!
    You could, also, do paper masks to imprint letters on it.

  13. attelid
    attelid ·

    @danai very nice and easy! :)

  14. woosang
    woosang ·

    Love this idea

  15. monamarques
    monamarques ·

    Acrylics! They'll work! =]
    Nice idea and nice job!

  16. marcustegtmeier
    marcustegtmeier ·


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