Most of us would probably have a box full of cassette tapes that were so prominently used in the 80s and 90s. What could you possibly do with these cassettes which would prevent you from dumping them in a landfill? Simple, here are 5 excellent ideas to convert these tapes into really useful items you can use around the house.
Cassette Tape Lamp
How about building your own table lamp using old cassette tapes? All you have to do is collect identical looking cassette tapes and glue them together in whatever shapes you desire, making sure you keep the center hollow. Insert a light bulb into the center. Using a sturdy piece of twine or cord, you can then hang them around the house for a decorative touch.
Cassette Tape CD Rack
Fancy having a cassette player rack to hold your CD collection. Simply place together a few cassette tapes (keep some gaps in between them for the CDs to be placed). Use some screw nuts and bars to fasten them to a support. When finished, you can place your CDs in between the individual cassette tapes. Nothing like the old giving way to the new.
Cassette Tape Furniture Set
Take a look at this cupboard that is made entirely of cassette tapes. The designer Patrick Schuurused more than 1000 cassette tapes to make the cupboard, but you can opt for smaller or larger designs. Looking at the design, you can know that it is not that hard to make at all. So get your cassette tapes together and start creating your own custom made retro furniture at home.
Cassette Player Scary Art
What an excellent example to prove that you can reuse old cassette tapes in more ways than one! Artist Brian Dettmeruses old cassette tapes to make amazing pieces of art, most of them being human skeletons. Brain actually melts the cassettes to create molds out of which he makes his skeletons. The end results are stunningly life like.
How about making a coat hanger with used cassette tapes? All you need to do is glue a cassette tape to a board on the wall. Next, chip out a small part of another cassette tape to form a hook. Glue this cassette tape to the previous one in a perpendicular direction and there you have it. Your own custom made coat hanger.