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Create a DIY gift card holder using an old cassette case! Use Mod collection and some pretty papers to surprise the receiver.
Hi! It is Shannon from Rosyscription and today I want to share with you an idea for Recycling-DIY-gift-card-holder . . . from an old cassette! It would be a fun craft to make this holiday season (here are 12 more DIY gift card holder to give you’ll love).
I must Now admit that I have the lyrics to the song Kokomo by the Beach Boys backwards and forwards. It was a long time ago, when I still bop to the Song on my Walkman while wearing a side ponytail and tight jeans rolled up.
So, I was feeling a little nostalgic, when I saw that you load a cartridge for the Cocktail movie soundtrack in a thrift this summer. It brought me back to 1988.
But I don't pick up the Band, because I wanted a trip down memory lane. No, I saw crafty potential! I thought the case would be a nice DIY-gift-card-holder with a little decoupage magic.
Want to learn how to make your own?
supplies needed:

Old plastic cassette tape case
Decorative paper
glass paint (optional)
Mod smorgasbord of Satin or Mod hodgepodge gloss
scissors or paper cutter
Gold brad or a button in the
glue gun


First, you need to remove the printed sleeve. Then clean and dry the plastic cassette case. Disconnect the front and rear pieces from each other, so you can each decorate.
use the printed sleeve as a template and trace around it on the back of the scrapbook paper. Cut out the tracing and fold the paper to the mirror for the original insert. If desired, cut a strip of contrasting paper to the width of the paper /case, also.
to Paint a strip of Mod-hodgepodge along the outer, inner edge of the top piece of the case, and you smooth the strip of red/contrasting paper at the top.
Then apply a series of Mod-hodgepodge along the inner surfaces of the upper portion of the case. Carefully place your folded piece of scrapbook paper to the inside of the plastic. Try it evenly and centered for the first time, because it can be difficult to fit the paper, once it's in it.
Smooth out any bubbles in the paper and allow the glue to dry. Then, apply a layer of Mod smorgasbord on the paper to help seal and secure it. To allow, to dry, to,.
If you would like to decorate the outside of your DIY-gift-card-holder, glue a button or brad to the outside of the housing.
next, you must decorate the 'bottom' half of the case. This section is a little more difficult with the plastic spokes sticking into the case. That's why I decided to glitter and color.
Spread a thick layer of Mod smorgasbord on the lower surface and the spokes of the case. Sprinkle liberally with glitter and shake off excess. (If you wanted it, you could glitter on the side of the case, also. But I have tried to carefully avoid the sides, because I wanted to paint this.)
Once the glitter and glue is dry, apply another layer to seal Mod smorgasbord on the Shine. This will prevent the sparkle from shedding.
is dry, use craft and paint and paint the sides of the lower half of the housing with a red color. (I specifically chose glass color, because I knew that keeping the clear plastic.)
Allow to dry and repeat, if necessary, to the desired color/opacity.
Once everything is dry, simply fasten them together your two pieces and insert your gift card!
Now you have a pretty handmade gift card holders can be used again and again!
I bet you have an old cassette from your past that you can recycle in a fun gift. And I bet it will take you on a trip down memory lane while you do it . . . to sing because I can't stop Aruba“. . . Jamaica . . . "

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