Introduction: VHS Cassette Yarn Dispenser!

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Skeined Productions - 5 minute project to turn your favorite VHS cassette into a nifty two color yarn dispenser! 

Tools required:
Small Phillips head screwdriver
VHS Cassette
Many feet of Yarn (can be any thickness)

Step 1: Remove All Screws & Open VHS Cassette

Using the screw driver, remove all 5 screws and keep them because they will be needed for later. Open up the VHS by gently pulling the back straight off the bottom, don't worry about parts falling off or falling around, none of them are needed later.

Step 2: Snap Off Metal Spring

Snap off the metal spring either by prying with a screwdriver or by gripping with pliers and tugging gently.

Step 3: Wrap Yarn Around Spools

First remove all of the actual magnetic tape (Save the tape and see my other instructables on how to crochet the tape into a handle for a VHS cassette clutch!) Wrap the yarn around the spools (can do same color or two color). Be careful not to knot the yarn around the center of the spool, this way when the last bit isn't wasted.

Step 4: Put VHS Cassette Back Together

Place spools back into the cassette and orient the yarn so it comes out around the screw holes so when put back together the yarn doesn't get crunched. Make sure when placing the two halves back together that the lid goes back on at the same time.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Repeat this process on as many VHS cassettes as possible, keep them all on a bookshelf for all of your different color yarns when you need a little bit for projects or crafts!

Also can do your favorite ribbon, strings, wires, chains, etc. Send me your VHS cassette spooled project!