Monday, August 1, 2011

DIY- Cassette tape purse


When I was 9 years old my mom was in a car accident. After a routine tire alignment she got onto the freeway and 3 of her tires flew off. She rolled into a ditch and crawled out the window. Fortunately, she survived. Unfortunately, her Gloria Estefan tape did as well. 

She had every Gloria Estefan tape that came out. And I listened to them constantly as she drove my furry 9 year old face around. It's not that I didn't like the music, it's just that you can only listen to Cuts Both Ways so many times before you start having "thoughts." 

So when I found this tutorial on youtube on making a cassette tape purse, I was instantly excited. Because I'm a fan of crafting using recycled materials "upcycling" and I knew I would get a reaction from my mom when she saw me digging through her tapes. 

Revenge is best served with a strong glue and sandpaper,
LaSophia


Sorry Selena but know that no one will ever take your place on my Ipod.


Had to saw some tapes because I made the purse 3x3 instead of 2x2. I dont like small purses. 


Yes, Im at Taco Bell. Yes, I'm overdressed. That's what happens when you live in a small town. I refrained from putting the pic of my lover boy eating a double decker. 



The tutorial I used.

37 comments:

  1. This is super kool...and that story about your moms car accident is crazy. Glad she survived. :)

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  2. Girl - I love you. I have a Days of Thunder soundtrack which is just itching for this treatment.

    Can you believe we don't have Taco Bell here? Am I missing out? It's one of those American institutions we've heard of but only have a hazy idea about - like spelling bees and carrying a gun.

    Actually the latter is catching on. Shame when considering the graffiti around here it should be the former...

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  3. get out of here babe i love it you know i do wowzas fuxk'n fab get on doing diy's your grrrrrrreat!

    mwah

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  4. I am totally going to make boxes out of cassette tapes to store my millions of magazines in. Your bag looks fierce lady x

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  5. Haha! You are so funny! You are never too overdressed.....well maybe for TB! Haha. Love the crafty purse.

    xo
    Sarah
    Get UP & Go

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  6. LOVE this bag....ummm I will be busting out my Billy Ocean, Ace of Base and Young MC STAT! You have a great week as well....these weeks are flying!

    Shana
    ColorBlind
    THRIFTERS WANTED LINK UP HERE

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  7. wow wow wow! that's amazing sophia i was so surprised that you actually made it! looks fab! the only casette i have though is my old nursury rhymes one and i'm not prepared to give it up yet :P haha, great post xxx

    http://ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  8. una bolsa de puros cassetes,I see bandazo one,lol I would be afraid it would fall apart on me. I still got my Chalino and oldie tapes at home.You look hot ensenando busto amor.

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  9. this is such a great idea and the post is hilarious! scary story though, glad you guys are ok!

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  10. That is so inspirating! Really great post!

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  11. What an amazing bag! I love the idea. I may have to try it with my CDs one day :)

    Sarah Jane R.
    www.sarahjanerstyle.com

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  12. OMG I heart Gloria estfan but as a cassette tape bag AH MAZING : )

    I missed you heart!

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  13. Ha Ha HHAAAA!!! You made me laugh....out loud! Gloria E & Taco Bell in the same post. Heaven. This is amazing. Although I'm too lazy and easily distracted to follow through with a project like this. You should make more and sell them!! Great post as always.
    xo
    Sada
    Dressology HQ

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  14. I wanted to add that I'm glad your mom was ok. What a scary thing to happen—to your mom AND to you. (You don't have to post this, I just wanted you to know).
    x
    Sada

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  15. Cool purse! and nice outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  16. My gawd,you're amazing! Stupendous,even! AND with bitchin' cleavage!
    I loev that purse.I just can't believe how bloody clever that is! hahaha,revenge indeed!
    XXXXXXX

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  17. hey!

    your style is very different from mine but i like it haha, your blog is very interesting!

    please follow

    www.shopstyleconquer.blogspot.com

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  18. OMG!!! This is soooo amazing! ♥

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  19. I think that is pretty awesome. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. What a cool idea!!

    http://youmehello.blogspot.com

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  21. Wow! You are sooo creative! Love it! And you are too funny...you said "unfortunately the Gloria Estefan tape survived" lol.

    -Cherrie <3

    http://www.cherrieamore.com

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  22. Wow, this is an amazing creation chica!!! Love your creativity to pieces... and that necklace is hot! ;)

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  23. hehe, i love it!!! I'm totally following your blog...i love all your posts!!!

    xoxo

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  24. gorgeous!!! You did such an excellent job!! :D

    Belly B :)

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  25. Oh my god, that car crash sounds insane! I am so glad that she survived!!
    That bag is super cool. I love crafting DIY projects.. hehe this one is cool and I agree small purses are stuuupid.
    Ok, yeah you should for sure do skunk hair dying. That would be SO cool.

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  26. oh my goodness! what a fun idea :)

    cute blog you have, by the way!

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  27. Hahahaha taco bell.. Love it.. The white version of mexican food.. How interesting! Never knew you can turn tapes into a purse..

    All the best, Angel

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  28. THIS BAG IS AMAZING!! I love how you used studded details for the stap instead of leaving it pain. Great job!

    HEYNICHOLE

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  29. HOW CREATIVE! Why am i just finding ur blog! omg!!!
    Great bag!
    I have a bag obsession so this does not help...at all!
    U look amaze by the way :)

    chunkyfunkymonkeyz.blogspot.com/

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  30. this is amazing!
    im following your blog, you have interesting blogposts

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  31. wowwwww amazing bag!!! your necklace is amazing too!! thanx for your comment darling ;) xoxo

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  32. this is probably the most unique and fabulous bag i´ve ever seen!!! and the story of your mum is so nice!! i really like your blog, u got a new follower ;)
    love and kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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