Asked on Aug 03, 2015

Upcycle VHS tapes & cases??

by Nikki
While cleaning out my Mom's storage space, I just found a box of old employee training videos that she used for her now closed business. Normally I would try to donate something like this & move on but Mom was uneasy due to contracts she has with former partners etc. ...
To make a long story short, I now have 20 old VHS tapes & cases that I don't want to just trash.
Any ideas???
VHS tape
  15 answers
  • Donna Nelson Donna Nelson on Aug 03, 2015
    I have no ideas but also have a lot of those tapes to get rid of too, so I hope someone can help.
  • Lynnelogue Lynnelogue on Aug 03, 2015
    I have seen VHS tape used for crochet. One item was a cover for a car. I have tried crocheting with it but it is a bit stiff. I used a large hook and lots of muscle power! Check pintrest as I am sure that is where I first saw this idea.
  • Angela da Fé Angela da Fé on Aug 03, 2015
    Ajudar a responder a essa pergunta ...
  • Rus1058682 Rus1058682 on Aug 03, 2015
    Put one in your recorder, and hit record(you might have to put a piece of tape over the back corner to allow it to record). Then just record over the material without having it connected to anything.. I have recycled tapes using this method before.. Hope this helps.. R
  • Peggy Biesinger Peggy Biesinger on Aug 03, 2015
    Run a strong magnet over the case, often this will erase what's on it.
  • Kathy Kathy on Aug 03, 2015
    Hi, I would connect the cases together to form a square or rectangle and then deco podge or stencil unique design to hang on wall.
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    • Kathy Kathy on Aug 05, 2015
      Thanks, please post a pic if you do. I would love to see it.
  • Jenny Pepper Jenny Pepper on Aug 03, 2015
    You could use bits of the tape in the garden to keep birds from pecking the fruit. Weave it to make something with. Use it to hang your Christmas cards on.
  • Lyndamae wilson Lyndamae wilson on Aug 04, 2015
    use the cases to make keepsake boxes for the grandkids...they can decorate them with stickers and paint with glitter etc. or decopodge..
  • Mun354006 Mun354006 on Aug 04, 2015
    take to your local library,if yours are like are they are always needing to replace the tapes they loan out
  • Heidi Geores Heidi Geores on Aug 05, 2015
    The cases can be used as picture frames and then the inside for a keepsake related to the picture. People actually crochet with the tape. Never done that, but I read about it all the time.
    • Cla1366167 Cla1366167 on Oct 11, 2015
      Hey Jersey girl , I'm from the burg. My friend crochet with plastic bags, bags, hats, cell phone holders.
  • Angela da Fé Angela da Fé on Aug 09, 2015
    Tenho algumas Sugestões ...
  • Gjpatchs Gjpatchs on Sep 19, 2015
    I found old books that were same width as the box. Then I removed the pages of the book and glue the vhs box inside the book cover. Now I have a secret hiding place to add to my other books on the shelf. Great for spare cash, gift cards etc.....
  • Kay Kay on Sep 19, 2015
    I made shelves. Glue the tapes together the height you want then add a board and repeat as high as you want. very sturdy but need quit a few.
  • Mun354006 Mun354006 on Sep 20, 2015
    Get rid of the tapes , destroy them,you can make decorative cover out of the boxes,I make a wedding cover for my daughter wedding. Take the VCR tapes you have and make covers for themes,now I now what tape I'd like to view.
  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 12, 2023

    You can glue them together to make things like furniture and art, or even turn them into lights! You can also use individual parts of VHS tapes for other practical purposes, like wrapping gifts, spooling thread, or storing art supplies.