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Greetings Instructable fans and fanatics!  Today's 'able will teach you how to use old film and crate a fantastic gift bow! 

The school where I work was cleaning house and some old projector film about the moon and planets were getting thrown out.  I snagged them out of the trash before getting dumped in a land fill and knew there had to be something fantastic I can do with them.

After much thought one of my ideas came to life as an upcycled gift bow.

I used this fantastic 'able: How to make a paper Gift Bow (Ribbon)!  To base my idea on.  I will walk you through how I created this fun bow great for any film loving co-worker, friend, family, and other loved ones!
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Step 1: Materials Needed

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Materials Needed:

Stapler with staples

Materials you could use but are not imperative:

Clothing Pins

Step 2: Do you have enough Film?

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The first thing you need to do is ensure you have enough film.  To little and it's hard to bend, to much well there really isn't a problem there. ;-)

You can adjust these measurements if you need to, just ensure you make the changes to all the strips.  To small and it does get very hard to bend the film.

You need:

Three Strips 20 inches long
Three Strips 17 Inches Long
Two    Strips 15 Inches Long
One    Strip      6 inches Long

Step 3: Fold In Half

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Take your strips and fold them in half.  Make sure your crease is nice and strong you will need it as a guide.

After you have the strip folded you will need to start largest to smallest.

All strips will be folded the same except for the last strip (the 6 inch long piece)
Vika843 years ago
Fantastic idea! It'll make lovely gift bow for my photographer friends! *****
poofrabbit (author)  Vika843 years ago
Indeed! Let me know how it turns out and how they liked it!
Thank you. I will. his birthday is in the end of this months! I am sure he will be amazed! :-)
poofrabbit (author)  Vika843 years ago