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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).

Not a good idea unless the insides of the canisters are polished. The manufacturer does not finish the insides of these and the resin easily rubs off. This is also why putting your "tobacco" in them is as you will be ingesting plastic.
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Oh, ok, they are in a "new context," making them worth $35....Right. This wasn't new to my father in the 1970's when he was an Outward Bound instructor.
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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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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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