Classic Rewind!

This past weekend, I attended a surprise birthday party for a friend. Her husband (also a friend) had asked several people for help in coordinating an 80’s party, and he bought some rather cool centerpieces made from cassette tapes.

You read that correctly. CASSETTES!!

So, let’s dust off this blog and get started.

cassette supplies

What you’ll need:

  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks
  • Eight cassettes
  • Non-stick surface (just in case)

First, I apologize for the state of my craft non-stick mat. But that’s what it’s for, right? If it were spotless, then I wouldn’t be doing much crafting. Anyway, make sure your glue gun is ready to go, and that your cassettes are free of dust and any sticky residue.

Next, run a strip of glue down the solid bottom of the cassette tape.

cassette glue

Quickly attach the open bottom of another cassette to the solid glued area, making sure to align the outer edges to make a straight bond. Don’t worry about the open bottom being a bit bulgy. Do this four times, so that you have four sets of two glued cassettes.

cassettes together

Now you will take one set, and run glue down the side shown above, and glue to the inside of another set at a 90 degree angle. Glue another set to the inside of the same set, making a | _ | formation, as shown below.

cassette tower1

To finish, simply run glue down the two sides and attach the last set. And voilá!!

cassette centerpiece

Like, totally gnarly, dudes!! You can even get a piece of acrylic of some other sturdy material and glue to the bottom to make a catch-all. An old CD would make a good bottom for it, as well. A bridging of decades, so to speak. I just found my stash of cassettes and I’m thinking of doing some tubular wall art with them, so stay tuned for that.

Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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