DIY Medium Format Film Spool Plant


Thinking of decorating your home and/or cubicle and want to add analogue accents? Try making a DIY flowerpot with the help of medium format spools!

Photo from KEH Blog


  • Film spools (about 6)
  • Small flowerpot
  • Dry foam (for bottom of flower pot)
  • Artificial plant stem of your choice—try to make sure the leaves match well with the shape of the flower
  • Grapevine wire
  • Green covered florist wire
  • Ribbon of your choice for color of flower
  • Moss
  • Hot glue gun/ glue sticks


  1. Use the florist wire to wrap each film spool. Leave enough wire to be able to use it to attach it to the stem later.
  2. Wrap each wired film spool with your ribbon. Make sure to glue at the start and the end of the ribbon.
  3. Bend your stem so that it’s arched over at the top. Start attaching each spool at the top of the arch, going down, by wrapping the wire around the stem. Cut off the leftover wire. Use the grapevine wire for extra support. You can wrap the entire stem with grapevine wire if you need to.
  4. Place foam in the bottom of your flowerpot. Insert your stem in the middle and make sure it is stable.
  5. Cover your foam with moss by gluing it down with your hot glue gun. The moss will add some needed support. You can use it to take up space left in between the pot and the foam. Build up a good bit right around the base of the stem.
Photo from KEH Blog

Information for this article was sourced from KEH Blog

written by cruzron on 2014-01-21 #gear #tutorials #diy #medium-format #120 #plant #tipster #decoration #220 #upcycle

More Interesting Articles