If you’re anything like me, you likely have a dozen or more empty film canisters scattered about your drawers. While there’s no shortage of DIY projects you can make using them, here’s one you might not have come across before.
Instructables user mxx has shared how you can easily turn 35mm film canisters into a container to house and organize your SD cards.
As laid out in the instructions, all it takes is a small piece of foam, such as those used in many pill containers, and an empty film canister. Simply cut down the foam to size if needed and stuff in the bottom of the container.
The foam acts as a means of protection so the cards don’t rattle around in the canister, as well as a way to ‘pop’ the cards up when the top is removed. When the top is secured, the container is both waterproof and dustproof.
Another trick mxx shares is to use small pieces of colored paper to organize your card. This way, you’ll know exactly what cards have been used and what ones are still empty.
As pointed out by mxx in his Instructables post, there’s a slight irony to keeping SD cards in an empty film canister:
It seems fitting that the housing that once protected your precious film, can still do the same for your images in the digital age