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Cassette Tape LampMy husband recently turned 40 years old and I wanted to make him a present that captured some memories from his childhood. I saw some ideas for making a lamp out of cassette tapes and thought it was the perfect gift for him!

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Steps:

  1. Run a line of glue along the side edge of one tape and a line of glue along the front edge of another tape. Allow the glue to sit for 2 minutes, then press the tapes together. See photo below. Note: You can use a cassette case as a square to ensure they are at a 90 degree angle.
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  3. Glue a 3rd cassette tape in place, applying glue to both edges that will be attached. Allow the glue to set for 2 minutes then gently press the edges together. See photo below.
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  5. Apply glue to the final two edges, then after glue has set for 2 minutes, attach them to form a square. Make any adjustments to square them up, then allow the glue to dry for 24-72 hours.
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  7. Create a second square of cassette tapes, following the above steps. Note: If the tapes are new and you want to advance the tape, use a pen to move the tape. Or fast forward/rewind them in a cassette player.
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  9. Apply glue to the bottom edge of one set of tapes and the top edge of the other set. Allow glue to sit for 2 minutes then gently stack them together. Allow glue to dry for 24-72 hours.
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  11. Place the cassettes onto the foam and trace around it, then cut out the base with scissors or a crafting knife.
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  13. Apply glue to the bottom of the cassettes and around the edge of the foam base. Allow glue to sit for 2 minutes.
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  15. Adhere the base to the lamp and allow glue to dry. Place the LED lights into the lamp and enjoy!
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April 7, 20160 found this helpful

This is the best thing I've seen in a long time! I'm going to make this for my husband. He's a musician loves retro and I can't think of a better gift for him. :)

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April 8, 20161 found this helpful

Yay! I am sure he will love it! I am planning on making a few more, they are even cooler than I expected. :)

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

How Awesome and clever !! I'm going to make one ;) Looks sooo cool.

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April 8, 20160 found this helpful

Yes, you definitely need 1 (or 2!). Have fun!

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April 10, 20160 found this helpful

I am super excited about this! Great idea Lalala!

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April 11, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you! :)

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November 3, 20160 found this helpful

What kind of glue is this exactly? You state E6000 but there are different types. Please let me know. Also what did it cost you to make?

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November 3, 20160 found this helpful

Here is the most common kind of E6000 that I have seen used.

www.amazon.com/.../B004BPHQWU (Affiliate Link)

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