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« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2007 05:10:42 PM »

Here's what I did with mine...people think it's great when they come over and see it!  Great conversation piece

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« Reply #31 on: May 08, 2007 02:48:38 PM »

Here's a couple of things I crocheted with vhs vcr tape.
Round Motif Bag

Sling Bag

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« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2007 03:05:04 PM »

I know other people had said this but furniture?

For a kind of big project.
A bedside table? Or small side table?
I would pile them up (flat) and glue them onto one another, and do that twice so you had two columns almost.
They'd need to be level. But they could be as messy as you wanted.
And then I'd just use a piece of rectangular glass that fitted with the sizes of the columns. Make sure it had rounded off edges and corners. and fix it or just place it on top
If you wanted a coffee table you could just make four columns. Adorable! I've also seen it done with books. Lovely!

Oh and I would also weave the tape into a frame. Weave it and staple it onto the back of the frame and there we go! Amazing piece of modern art. However, keep out of way of candles, fire etc. As I heard the tape was flammable. Eek!

Good luck! I think I've just given myself some idea's here!

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« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2007 05:47:18 PM »

a coffe table would be adorable.
um...a box to go around your tv.?why not.lol
uh......lots o stuff.
make a planter box out of them.
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« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2007 08:09:48 PM »

i once made one into a secret safe, it was absolute terror trying to find the frekin screwdriver that fit the screws but it could've Roll Eyes been better... Roll Eyes

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« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2008 05:55:12 PM »

JUst thought I would add what I came up with today!. I was looking through this topic to find ideas.. we are currently trying to build some cars! Smiley Anyway, that was somebody elses idea!

I am saving the spools of tape from the inside, and I will never have to buy ribbon for presents again! Smiley We saved the ribbon side on the spool, and took the empty spools for the cars. We have a hundred more tapes to go through to see if they work or not... I am thinking I will use them to build my garden walls for a big planter if I have enough...

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« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2008 12:48:06 PM »

I will soon be inheriting dozens of VHS cassette tapes on which are recorded...nothing I'll ever watch (these are home-recorded tapes, not movies).  Am going to try crocheting with the tape itself, but what to do with all the leftover cassettes?!?  Any ideas at there in Craftsterland?
« Reply #37 on: March 02, 2008 06:30:06 PM »

You could make a clutch, similar to the cassette tape wallets?  I think that'd be cute, especially if you had a cassette wallet to match. :-P
« Reply #38 on: March 02, 2008 10:37:20 PM »

I always thought it would be a good idea to knit/crochet a shopping bag out of old cut up plastic shopping bags, but one made out of cassette tape would be even cooler. and black is so chic. it will look all glittery. Shocked
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« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2008 02:49:36 PM »

When I was VERY little ( I can't believe I can even remember this...but who could forget?! ) my mum was really into weaving, and she actually wove me an entire spider-costume out of old reel-to-reel video tape.  It was awesome, the body of it included a little attached bonnet, and eight legs.  All woven somehow on her big loom.  I have no idea where this costume went (and she doesn't remember either), but I still think this was an absolutely insane and cool idea.  Smiley
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