Creating mix tapes was an essential part of growing up. Spending hours poring over music, getting the mix just right. Fast-forwarding and rewinding to ensure the perfect timing. Waiting patiently listening to the radio, to record that perfect song (a past time that today’s youth will never no the joys. But that’s a rant for anther time.) And all for that special someone.
And being on the receiving end of a treasured mix tape, you knew that your love would last forever. That is until he started to make a tape for that girl in second period math class.
Ah young, fickle love.
Taking cassettes to the next level, these crafters have taken old tapes and remade them, or remixed them, into some pretty nifty items:
- Over at Craftster, freepepper has created this wonderful wallet (pictured) out of a cassette tape. Instructables has a good tutorial on how to make one of your own.
- Etsy sellers vortextradingcompany and customink have cassette tape magnets and belt buckles.
- You can also use an old tape for protecting your ipod as MAKE blog has pointed out.
And finally —
All of the examples are great ways to transform those mix tapes into something either to treasure always or get the great satisfaction of primal destruction and revenge after a break up.