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DIY Friday : Cassette lamp

05 Dec

Sometimes when you are cleaning out your closet you chance upon old goodies that were once really important but are now just occupying space in your already cramped closets. That’s what happened to me this morning while I was cleaning out my shoe closet. I found some of my old cassettes that I once couldn’t live without. My purse used to contain my Sony Walkman and my favourite Kuch Kuch Hota Hai cassette among others. Since there are so many memories attached I just couldn’t bring myself to throw them out. After a bit of Googling and an afternoon of crafts this is what I came up with:

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Here’s how you can make one too.
Things you need:

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– old cassettes (make the lamp as wide or tall as you want)
– Cable ties (you can find at any hardware store)
– Slate (for the base. If you want to use wood that works too)
– Black spray paint (to colour the slate. You can use regular acrylic colour too)
– Fevi Kwik
– Fabric glue
– Fairy lights (1 string. Any colour you like. I chose white)

Step 1:
Spray paint your slate black so you have a uniform colour. Make sure you do this outside your house and line the floor with ample newspapers. Leave the slate out till it is fully dry. This will form the base of your lamp.

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Step 2

Start stacking the tapes and tying them together with cable ties. Use fevi kwik in the gaps.

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Step 3

Once your tower is ready put strong adhesive on your slate base. I used fabric glue as it is quite strong.

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Step 4

Place tower on glue outline and let it dry

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Step 5

Put a string of fairy lights from the top and voila your lamp is ready!

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Make sure you use low voltage fairy lights or the cassettes could melt!

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