what you see in the picture above is film from some old film reels. i cut them all off so that i could use the frame. every once in awhile i come across vintage film reels, at an estate sale or someone gives me one (don't ask me why people give me stuff, it just seems they always do). i always grab them because they are so handy for projects. here's one way i've decorated with them:
i also use them as my base when i make wreaths. its super easy and a good way to re-purpose.
here is my latest project. all i used was some film reels, pastry tins and chain.
can you think of any other fun ways to reuse film reels?