When our library decided to get rid of videos in favor of DVDs, all the old transparent plastic cases went in the waste bin. This is a cloche made from some that I rescued. Superb for plants and less for landfill!
By Marg from England UK
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Rid yourself of extra, unwanted, and unused VHS movies by donating them to your local library! There are still a lot of people who have not made the change to DVD, who go to the library to check them out, saving rental fee money.
I collected a whole lot of old video tapes from our local community so they could be recycled by a firm in Bristol (UK). I saved some of the boxes as I thought I would be able to use them somehow.
Make cassettes or VHS (or whatever) of your elderly relatives. Ask them questions about their childhood, their dating years, anything they can and would like to talk about of years gone by. One day, when they've passed on these will be cherished keepsakes.
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Any hints on uses for those clear plastic boxes for containing your VCR tapes? I bought way too many and hate to throw them away.
By Shirley M
If it were me, I would completely cover them in contact paper or duct tape or whatever you have and use them as blocks....to play with, maybe put a couple together and put a photo on them and cover with clear contact paper and use as bookends.
I might consider using them to hold open a door by putting several of them together, and taping them together with duct tape, and also I bet you could make a giant domino set by covering them in black paper or contact paper and gluing or painting the right amount of dots on each one. I am thinking this would take a while but would be so cool!
If you were talking about the big boxes, I would use them to store papers in, and possibly an art holder box, I love any kind of storage!
If they are hard plastic they make great cloches. In summer 2009 I posted a picture on here of one I had made in the garden.They last for years.
I put my crochet hooks, pins and large needles which I use to make up a garment in them. also, a small 4" plastic ruler, measuring tape and anything else related to the current project like buttons for a sweater, etc. keeps everything together, neat and tidy.
I keep another for smaller sized zippers, and another for those extra buttons you get when purchasing a garment. there are so many uses for them.
Hi - you would be surprised at what you can sell on eBay and Craig's list.
Check out your item on eBay and maybe make some extra "dough" for the holidays!