A decent light reflector for photography can cost you $20 or more. However, if you have a can of Pringles sitting around, you can make your own reflector for around the cost of a simple flashlight.
This project from WikiHow is really easy to execute. Draw a line along most of the length of the can, then two perpendicular lines near the top and bottom. Cut across these lines to open a ‘door’ into the can.
Next, cut a hole into the lid so that your flashlight fits firmly into it. Attach the lid, switch on the light and you have a cheap DIY reflector. You can even add a paper sheet to diffuse the light.
Moral of the story? A empty Pringles can should never be thrown away. It can be used as a macro photography tube, spaghetti storage, or help keep your paint roller fresh. For step-by-step instructions with photos for the reflector hack, hit the link below.