Salt and Pepper Photo Film Canisters

If you haven't converted to digital photography, or you're a packrat who still has empty photo film canisters, you can make your very own salt and pepper shaker by punching holes in the lids!

Or if you have more money than creative talent, then you can buy a set by Rita Bothelo for $35 (Whaaat!?). Perfect for the photography enthusiast in your family: Link

Update 11/8/07: Maybe this is a bad idea, guys - there may be bad chemicals left by the film or even in the non-food-grade plastic itself (see comments).

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Yowza! As if salt isn't bad enough for your health, there's chemicals to contend with if you use film canisters to store food!

@Mary Bon #6, no it wasn't a paid product placement on Neatorama. Those are disclosed. From time to time, I do blog about neat products that I run across the web.
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Many years ago I was a scout and they told us NOT to use these containers for food as the film leaves some nasty chemicals in the container that cannot be washed out. Don't do it. This was even noted in an issue of Boy's Life magazine. Get yourself some of those vintage hula girl shakers instead.
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