Crafting with VHS Tapescomments (56) February 24th, 2011
When I want to do some "green crafting," the first thing I do is look around for stuff that's lost its usefulness and needs a second life. Well, my movie collection provided the gold this time. As I acquire more of my favorites on DVD, the old VHS tapes are gathering dust. So I decided to see what I could make from them.
What you'll need:
- One or two old VHS tapes
- One or two old CDs
- E-6000 glue
- Small Phillips-head screwdriver
- Craft knife
Note: I'm using VHS tapes with cardstock sleeves for the first of my projects.
First, let's make a set of bookends. My partner and I came up with this project as a way to use another dust-gathering technology: old CDs.
To begin this project, remove the cardstock sleeve from the videotape, and make sure the tape is all wound to one side of the cassette; this way, all the weight will be at the bottom of the tape, which is best for stability. Rewind or fast forward your tape as needed to get it to this configuration.
This is how you'll be gluing the VHS tape and CD together: The edge of the tape and the edge of the CD should match. The side of the tape that you glue to the CD should be completely free of any labels or label residue.
Put a generous coat of E-6000 on the CD, placing it where the VHS cassette will go.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery
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