Making Mobile Art from Scrap Film Supplies


Turn your scrap film products into unique lomography mobiles. It’s simple, great for the environment, and looks excellent hung over a bed or on the wall.

My lomography escapades have left me with bags full of the following:

-empty film canisters

-film boxes

-film wrapping

-negatives from pictures that didn’t come out well (or at all)

-pictures from my Fuji Instax

Instead of throwing them out, I decided to make a lomography mobile to decorate my apartment with. I gathered the above supplies, plus a an empty coffee container, some paperclips, a hammer, a nail, a hole puncher, string (if you want to hang it over your bed) and a hot glue gun.

Using the nail and hammer, I made six holes in the bottom of the coffee container (which I used for my base). Using my hot glue gun, I covered the coffee can in my spare negatives. Then, I punched holes in all my other scrap supplies and hung them in strings using the paper clips. I attached them to the base by stringing paperclips through the holes I nailed. And voila! I had a lomogrphy mobile that I hung in my kitchen as art.

The whole process took about 45 minutes. I got to save all my film materials, and I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on the mobile too!

written by kdm315 on 2010-11-10 #gear #tutorials #art #crafts #photos #tipster #recycling #quickie-tipster #handicraft


  1. azzzy
    azzzy ·

    great article! nice way of using the scrap that majority of us just throw away everyday.

  2. kakikamera
    kakikamera ·

    my mum will throw away. haha. :P

    nice and creative. wanna try.

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