5 new uses for old cassette tape cases

Making a new phone holder out of an old cassette tape case
Making a new phone holder out of an old cassette tape case
I have had the most fun recently with my latest project.  A friend of mine was getting rid of her old cassette tape cases and whilst I no longer have any tapes, I do have 5 new uses for the cases.

The cases are an ideal size to turn into phone holders.  The fronts bend right back which make the perfect stand.  All you need to do is find an image from a magazine, comic, wallpaper... whatever takes your fancy really and trace round the box and stick it to the plastic.  

We went for Spiderman and Hulk comics.

The cases are an ideal size to turn into phone holders.  The fronts bend right back which make the perfect stand.  All you need to do is find an image from a magazine, comic, wallpaper... whatever takes your fancy really and trace round the box and stick to the plastic.
Cassette tape cases make ideal phone holders
My craft room is possibly the messiest room in the house and what made it worse was the overflow of ribbon that seemed to be seeping out the drawer a couple more inches every time I walked passed....

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I took each of the colours, wrapped them up and found they fit nicely in the cases AND as a Brucie Bonus, the cases fit perfectly in my hobbycraft drawers :-)

Taming the wild ribbon drawer with a new lease of life for the old cassette tape cases
Taming the wild ribbon drawer
Turning the case into a business card holder works as both a holder and to pack away in your bag for when out at events.  Covering the case with your logo wallpaper will give it that extra wow factor if asked for business card.  Certainly a conversation starter and at the very least will get you remembered.

Turning the case into a business card holder works as both a holder and to pack away into your bag for when out at events.  Cover the case with your logo wallpaper with give it that extra wow factor if asked for business card - a conversation starter and at the very least, will get you remembered.
Tape cases are the perfect size and thickness to store business cards
I subscribe to a couple of craft magazines and each month there is often a free gift on the cover, and what better way to use the paper patterns then on the old cases and re-use them as gift boxes!  These are an ideal size for putting a gift card in, money, thank you notes, the options are endless.

I subscribe to Docrafts and each month there is often a free gift with the magazine, and what better way to use these paper patterns up then on the old cases and re-use them as gift boxes!  These are ideal size for putting a gift card in, money, thank you notes, the choices are endless.
Decorate the cases and turn them into gift boxes
I've kept my favourite to last, as we've all been having a go with this one.  The tape cases make ideal Lego mini figure display boxes!  Armed with our comic books and mini figures we have quite a few new displays now in the house, the perfect craft project for a rainy day...

I've kept my favourite to last, as we've all been having a go with this one.  The tape cases make ideal Lego mini figure display boxes!  Armed with our comic books and mini figures, we have quite a few new displays now in the house.
Mini display units for Lego mini figures
Ideal for just showing off your Lego Spider-man collection
Ideal for just showing off your Lego Spider-man collection
Can you guess who the favourite superhero is in our house is?
They pack away nicely too.

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That's about all the uses I can think of for now, can you add to my list at all?




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