What To Do With Empty Film Canisters


“Holy night, busy night all is calm – I panic….allright”

“Holy night, busy night all is calm – I panic….allright”
Again the advent season has passed adamantly quick – and again I didn´t take time to get presents for all my beloved friends – shops are already closed… so once again I had to come up with a last minute emergency plan.

Film canisters can easily be decorated with all kinds of material. I used fake fur, sequins, felt and most important lomographies that otherwise would have spent a sad existence in the archive.
The grat thing – 7×10 cm prints nearly exactly fit on big film canisters. To stick Pictures to 35mm film canisters a little cutting is necessary – but if I can do ot everyone can do it!

Finally I had various emergency X-mas presents. Film-canister rice rattles for buddy percussionists, picture- stands for fellow photographers and an extra glittery one that will provide packing for my girlfriends extra-special gift.

written by somapic on 2008-12-22 #gear #tutorials #diy #tipster #film-canisters


  1. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    extra glittery.. for the girlfriend...
    will she not be a gf for much longer?!?!?!?!
    .. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!

  2. somapic
    somapic ·

    you don´t happen to be my grandma, mother or one of my friends, do you?Are you hiding behind that nick Mamma? Usually it´s one of them expecting me to propose to my gf ;-) at every occasion. merry christmas!

  3. hanspan
    hanspan ·

    so does that mean you are not??
    thats a shame!!!!! ;)

  4. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    hahaha! this is a great way to kill time, now i got something to do with my canisters rather than jus letting it lay around my room. cheers!

  5. donrafaeli
    donrafaeli ·

    the rice rattle sound awsome. i just might try it.

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