Never search for change again with a cassette tape coin purse

We've all had that moment when a cashier hands us change, and suddenly, with our purchase in hand and a line of people behind us, we wonder where we're going to put those coins. And then, when you need a dime or a couple of pennies, they're nowhere to be found. Instead of digging through pockets or your purse, keep your loose change in a retro, '90s-inspired coin purse made from a cassette tape.
If you have little ones saving their pennies for a toy or game, this is an awesome crafting project for them. All you need is a cassette tape, a ribbon and zipper, and hot glue. Always supervise young crafters when using a hot glue gun. You can also take this time to educate them on your favorite band or artist. Now you can relax and enjoy knowing exactly where your pennies are.
- Cassette tape
- Screwdriver
- Ribbon
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
- Zipper
DIY Everywhere
1. Use a screwdriver to remove any screws in the cassette tape housing. Remove any hardware on the inside.
2. Use hot glue to secure a piece of ribbon along the bottom edges. The ribbon should be wide enough so both sides of the cassette housing can fit.
3. Place the length of zipper along the sides and top of the cassette housing to measure where the end will be. Apply a thick line of hot glue at this point along the length of zipper over the teeth. Trim the length of zipper below the glue.
4. Use hot glue to secure both sides of the zipper to the halves of the cassette housing. In less than five steps, you're ready to give your pennies a home.