Let me first start off with saying that my husband used to be a DJ back in the day. As we were cleaning the house, we came across a boxful of cassette tapes, very sentimental to him so it was hard for him to throw the box away.
At this point, I’m asking myself, how can get rid of the box of tapes but keep his memories. I decided to display them on a canvas and keep the important tapes like
- Ming-Gih singing at 2
- Ex-girlfriend mix tapes
- Little Mermaid (cause I like that one)
- Notorious B.I.G (yes, my husband was ghetto in high school)
Know that I am a total bargain hunter. To pay $15 for a blank canvas and then another $5 for hanging hardware is pretty expensive. Instead I went to Ross and dug through the clearance items and came across a canvas with hanging hooks for $9. YAY! Beware, the artwork on the canvas is hideous (probably why it’s on sale!).
A banana? A car? A banana car? Not even sure… But it definitely provided a great canvas!
Next I painted the canvas a neutral color:
I LOVE Martha Stewart’s Satin Colors. I used the color “Grey Wolf” from the collection, and I also kept the original black side borders from the artwork.
Once the paint was dried, I used E-6000 glue craft glue to glue on the cassette tapes. Here’s the final product:
Pretty cool right? It’s now displayed in his work room:
What items do you have lying around your house that is hard to part with?
Do you have cassette tapes lying around? If so, stay tuned next Wednesday for another project with cassette tapes!
Martha Stewart’s Satin Paint Collection
E-6000 Craft Glue from Walmart