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Make Your Own DIY Christmas Gift Bows Using Strips of 35mm Film

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With Christmas just around the corner, here’s a clever DIY craft idea for adding some photographic cheer to your gift giving this year: adorn your presents with gift bows made out of 35mm film strips.

The idea is by the folks over at Photojojo, and is a simple way to upcycle some strips of film that might otherwise be destined for the garbage bin.

Simply slice the film to strips of about half a foot, stick each strips on top of itself using double-sided tape to create the petals, stick five petals together to create the bow, and finally place a circle strip smack dab in the middle of the flower to complete the bow:

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The resulting presents are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face, especially if they’re a lover of photography like you.

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Head on over to Photojojo for the longer step-by-step tutorial on how to make these bows.

Craft 35mm Film Bows for Holiday Gifts [Photojojo]


P.S. For an alternative look, you can also slice the film strips length-wise for 35mm ribbon bows.