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Film Roll Candle Rings...


Lets face it, film is getting more outdated every second and new generations (including some of mine) may not even know what it is. The effects film gives to a picture are popular now and can be seen in the filters on Instagram too.  I personally like the negatives more and we have plenty of them at my house stashed in our closet. 


I thought I might as well help others put these cool pieces of art to use. This is super simple, a 30 second project. 


They are obviously pretty transparent which works great to make a little candle ring! All you need is a fake candle, I think a real candle might burn the edges but I don't want to find out. Unless you do it and it ends up looking cool :).  I've got an overwhelming response that film is highly flammable so I caution you from using a real candle (A "daft Pinterester could burn their entire house down"-laughed about that comment for a while)



Just wrap...

... and tape! If you want extra strength you can tie it together through the holes but I find that the tape is usually strong enough. 



I find that it still lets the light shine through. It is just bright enough that if you look closely you can see the tiny pictures :).


Feel free to ask questions or leave a comment - I'll reply faster if you email me through my contact page :).

Burton Guster - Gus

P.S. If all else fails, Gus really liked to play with these if they fell on the floor. Candle ring or cat toy! So versatile!





21 comments:

  1. I remember when I found film roll containers. I was really little when I last saw film.

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  2. Nice idea! I completely forgot about those film rolls!

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  3. Anonymous10:21 PM

    Super cute idea! Way better than keeping all the negatives in a box to be looked at once in a blue moon. Definitely stick with a fake candle, film is highly flammable and could be quite the hazard with a real tea light.

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  4. Brilliant darling! I love them!

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  5. I really like this idea. Could you also put is around a clear glass candle holder, so you could use a real candle. What a great way to recycle.

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  6. This is a very clever idea and quite the conversation piece! Thanks for the idea ... I'd never have thought of it on my own. :)

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  7. Visitando blogs amigos cheguei ao seu.

    Adorei essa vela com negativo.
    Boa ideia para quem não sabe o que fazer com eles...

    Abraço.
    Ana Virgínia

    filhadejose.blogspot.com
    fotosdequinta.blogspot.com - Desafios fotográficos

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  8. Adorei a ideia!!!Wonderful!!
    bjosss

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  9. Anonymous1:40 PM

    Awesome idea! Super cute and I plan to use some of my old silver processed black and white negatives for an extra shimmery finish! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    To your point that a real candle might burn the edges - film is HIGHLY flammable due to it's composition and the processing it goes through. Just a heads up to anyone considering it. Smart choice using a fake candle!

    K

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    1. Thanks for the notice as you can see I've gotten quite the feedback ;).

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  10. Just so you know. This is like the world's worst idea ever. Film is HIGHLY FLAMMABLE. I know, you told people to use a fake candle. Right, I get it. You even gave a disclaimer stating, "I think a real candle might burn the edges but I don't want to find out. Unless you do it and it ends up looking cool :)."

    Um, how about your whole house burns down? Because someone even dimmer than you is going to use a real candle and burn down the whole house.

    Google search it yourself and then take this stuff down before some daft pinterester burns her whole entire house down.

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  11. Ty, I did not realize you are 13. I apologize for my harsh words. In 13 years you (and a lot of other people) probably haven't learned that film is highly flammable. Most likely because you have never really used it. So, I really apologize for my comment. You are obviously a brilliant young man to have your own blog with crafts. I mean, I'm not even that crafty and well over old enough to be your mom. That said, this could be a very dangerous craft idea. If you leave it up, please put a huge disclaimer on it. It is a very dangerous idea if people use real candles. That said, keep the fantastic ideas coming, maybe google them for flammability or toxicity first. :) Really, you must be brilliant to have a site like this at your age. I'm kind of in awe.

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    1. I don't know whether to be offended or flattered... maybe a little of both. I see how it could be considered a bad idea here but you might notice I have changed my words in the post so that those "daft Pinteresters" can keep their crafty abodes flame free :). Its all in fun and I had a good laugh at this one. Well I guess all in fun until a housewife burns their house down. Anyways, its resolved now.

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    2. Ty,

      I just want to say, you are awesome. I've browsed your blog and am impressed. You are 13 and you have a very creative craft blog. That is a bit of greatness there. I responded pretty harshly to this particular idea (which is a plenty creative idea to boot). It really is a bad idea to couple flames with film and I am guessing you get that now. So, I will say: Go on being creative. I'm looking forward to your first book and tv show. But please, no highly flammable or toxic materials. :)

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  12. I like flammable materials. I coupled flames with film. Thanks for posting your project, Ty! I linked to it here: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2013/02/oscar-party-decorating.html

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  13. What an awesome idea! I work at a small movie theater with plenty of old film trailers gathering dust. I'm going to pitch this idea to my boss for our upcoming Oscar party! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. What a great idea! I just clicked over from How About Orange and I would love to link to these in my next Oscar Roundup if you didn't mind.

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  15. Sweet Ty! What a great idea.

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  16. Anonymous2:26 PM

    HORRIBLE IDEA
    It sounds lovely and and cute but film strips are highly flammable! Hasn't anyone seen the movie Cinema Paradiso? I love it when people come up with original ideas but PLEASE I really don't want anyone's house burning down.

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  17. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Umm...but film strips are highly flammable!

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