Introduction: DIY: Turn VHS & Cassettes Into Party Decorations

Learn how to upcycle your old Back to the Future VHS and Paula Abdul cassette tapes into pom pom party decor! Yes, it's true. Chances are you've got a bunch hiding in the back of your closet with nowhere to go so let's put them to use.

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DianaA42 (author)2016-05-25

SAFETY ALERT: VHS tapes are covered in a very thin layer of heavy metals, which makes them TOXIC to touch. The metals can absorb through your skin. The metals allow them to be magnetized. This is why they are not recyclable. THEY SHOULD NEVER BE HANDLED WITH BARE HANDS FOR ANY REASON. Making usable items by hand from toxic tape is (unfortunately) a terrible idea, especially if kids get at them.

shyamz (author)2014-07-09

These are a nice idea, I like them (and they'd be great for film or music theme parties), if you like you don't even need to make that much mess to make them - if you simply stick the scissor through the loops, pull the tape tight and and cut them, you can get the same effect without all the scrap tape to clear up. : )

I have a couple bags of tape from blank ones. Not just Audio, but video too!

sunshiine (author)2013-01-05

What a clever idea!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-01-04

These are really cute and a great reuse craft!

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