Crafting with VHS Tapescomments (53) February 24th, 2011
Now, if you also want to craft with the videotape itself, you can remove it from the cassette before you make your bookends. (They'll still work fine without the weight inside them.) Here's how to get at the tape:
Most VHS tapes are held together by four or five small screws. You can easily remove these with a small Phillips-head screwdriver.
If your tape has a label along one edge, it will prevent the two halves of the cassette from separating. Cut along the center of the label with a craft knife.
Gently pull the cassette open and separate the halves. The tape reels will lift right out. If you're making bookends, you can put the cassette back together and replace the screws.
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