DIY : VALENTINES DAY MIXTAPE

mixtape 4I love the idea of giving and receiving mixtapes as gifts! It’s a cool way to personalise a gift by giving your loved one songs to relive a particular moment or a mix of a whole lot of in-jokes lol. I found this modern day version of a mixtape from a blog called Scout by local blogger Britney Hazeldine. I thought it was a clever idea to combine the digital version of a mixtape with a traditional cassette tape so I decided to make my own mix to give Che for Valentines.

What you will need:

  • A cassette tape (check out your local op shops or TradeMe)
  • Screwdriver to pull the cassette apart
  • Knife/Scissors/Sander to cut the USB shape
  • USB key that will fit into the cassette

mixtape 3How to make it:

  1. Mark out the shape of the USB key in the tape, note to not cut through the 2 inner circles of the tape.
  2. Unscrew tape and cut through outline and then sand edges to make them as smooth as you can.
  3. Make your mix and load onto the USB (I’m no DJ so I just used GarageBand to kind of flow mine together)
  4. Pop the USB key into the cassette!

mixtape 2

Mixtape 1

I made my own wrapping paper design using stamps from Kikki K.

 For my mix, I went for a selection of love songs plus ones that are often on repeat for me. I chose an 80s themed cassette tape which I found on TradeMe, it seemed to suit the vibe of my mix.  The tape was appropriately named “Romantic Reflections” from a cassette box set from the ‘Magic of the Pan Pipes’. I thought pan pipes seemed pretty romantic – don’t ya reckon?

 Anyways, have a listen to my ‘Be My Valentine’ mix below or you can download it here.

Be My Valentine

TRACK TITLE ARTIST
ALL I DO STEVIE WONDER
LETS STAY TOGETHER AL GREEN
GEORGY PORGY TOTO
I’LL BE AROUND THE SPINNERS
WISHING WELL TERENCE TRENT D’ARBY
I LOVE YOUR SMILE SHANICE
CARIBBEAN QUEEN BILLY OCEAN
HOLD ME NOW THOMPSON TWINS
NOTHINGS GONNA STOP US NOW STARSHIP
GIRL YOU KNOW ITS TRUE MILLI VANILLI
MODERN LOVE DAVID BOWIE
TOUCH ME SAMANTHA FOX
YOU MAKE MY DREAMS COME TRUE HALL & OATES
PERFECT FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION

Enjoy!

Happy Valentines Day xx

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