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.
I took a VHS tape, dollar store wreath form, and some handy dandy Mod Podge.
I took a hoop frame, stuck a bamboo skewer in it, spray painted it black, and stuck it in the ground to dry.
I took apart the VHS tape and tried to think of a plan of action.
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.
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,
twisted it, and secured it by tying a shorter piece of tape around the base of the flower.
Then, I pinned each flower to the foam base.
I love it!
Even against my black door, it looks sharp
it’s perfect for Halloween!
Free, recycled, and oh-so-fine – what more could you ask for in your decor?