Halloween VHS Tape Wreath

Ahhh, VHS tapes. The bulky dinosaur of technology. I’m sure you have a pile of them sitting in a basement, box, or maybe still next to your TV. We have VHS tapes and we don’t even (nor have we ever) have a VHS player.

They’re plentiful. The tape is shiny. So I’ve been trying to rack my brain to see if there was a way to craft with VHS tapes.

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I took a VHS tape, dollar store wreath form, and some handy dandy Mod Podge.

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I took a hoop frame, stuck a bamboo skewer in it, spray painted it black, and stuck it in the ground to dry.

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I took apart the VHS tape and tried to think of a plan of action.

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I cut the film tape into strips, brushed Mod Podge onto the hoop in sections, and wrapped it with the film, shiny side out. Normally I would seal it off with Mod Podge on top, but I didn’t apply it on top of the film. I didn’t know if it would take away the shinyness.

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After the hoop was wrapped, I bunched and crumpled up the tape to add some texture. I looped the tape much like when you’re making a bow,

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twisted it, and secured it by tying a shorter piece of tape around the base of the flower.

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Then, I pinned each flower to the foam base.

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I love it!

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Even against my black door, it looks sharp

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it’s perfect for Halloween!

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Free, recycled, and oh-so-fine – what more could you ask for in your decor?

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Comments

  1. says

    GASP! I LOVE it! Now I have to go on the hunt for some VHS movies and try to recreate this beauty. As soon as I saw the first photo I thought it had Halloween written all over it with a splash of orange added.Thanks for the comment and ideas! Let me ask you this I was planning on going with a brown leather couch but now I'm thinking doing the tables black (With distressing of course!) would look REALLY good but I'm not so sure about how a black lather couch would look. Any other ideas on fabric/color choice for a couch? I'm STUCK on that one ugh! I love your house it's so adorable and homey looking. I can't wait until we can sell our house and buy a old victorian house. Anyways thanks for showing the how-to on this awesome recycled wreath!

  2. says

    Get out! That is SOOOO cool! I have some tapes left over from my garage sale…don't hate me for copying you! I'm your newest follower!smiles!

  3. says

    It's also a very well-traveled wreath! I love the way this wreath has been to the various areas of your home and just fits right in :) You are so creative for making this wreath from an old tape. I love reusing, and this turned out totally cool! Great job!

  4. says

    So creative and cool and you are right, perfect for Halloween! I can see using the tape for a huge porch spider web, too. And maybe even drifty, creepy tendrils on your porch with lots of crinkled tape hanging down. The kids would love to walk thru it on the way to your door for treats!

  5. says

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  6. says

    Pretty clever way to use a VHS tape. I sure have plenty that could be used this way, and won't be used any other way!I have to say that I thought this was cool and clever, but didn't see myself trying it, till you said add some orange and it's perfect for Halloween. Now I am so gonna do this! It is perfect for Halloween!

  7. says

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