Did you know that VCR tape is made of the same material as the ribbons used for balloons? What a great use of old video tapes you may still have around the house. With Halloween coming up, imagine what you can do with all that great black, shiny tape.
Have gifts to wrap….use it for package ribbon. It curls great for a fabulous gift. Need to make some quick pompoms? – VCR tape works great. If you know how to crochet – you can make shiny, weather resistant shopping bags. Have a house to decorate on a budget for the Halloween party, think how you can drape and shape this shiny black ribbon to accessorize your decorations.
Why is this a great idea? Did you know that Americans spend over $1 billion dollars on gift wraps annually? Here is free black ribbon just sitting in your boxes. So, free ribbon and keeping trash out of the landfill – priceless.
Let me know how you use it this year.
P.S. Here’s a simple drink for your Halloween party celebration.
In a saucepan, pour 4 cups of boiling water over 6 teabags. Cover, and brew for 5 minutes.
Remove tea bags and add ½ cup of sugar and 4 cups of apple cider. Heat thoroughly but do not boil.
Serve with apple sections and cinnamon sticks; alcohol as desired.