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It’s time to get your craft on! Today’s DIY is incredibly simple, and super cute. Plus, it’s something anyone can appreciate. Why is that? Because it involves gum. While there may be some things you grow out of as an adult, I feel like enjoying gum transcends your age. So get ready to throw things back with this DIY retro gum holder.
I may have been born in the early 90’s, but I’m quite familiar with cassettes. We were late adopters of the CD player at our house, so I remember using cassettes that went with my story books (they helped me memorize Silly Sally and Franklin Gets a Pet). I even remember using my dad’s old walkman and listening to his Paula Abdul tapes while I mowed the lawn (embarrassing, but more so for him than me—they were his tapes after all).
Like I said, these cassettes are so easy to put together! And such a fun way to store your gum. here’s how to do it:
What you Need
- Card Stock
- My Printable
- X-Acto Knife
- Magnets (optional)
(Plus, save 10% on new Extra® 35-stick pack of gum during the month of February.)
How to Make
1. Print the design, and cut out the cassette.
2. Fold along the dashed lines.
3. Glue the flaps on the inside of the cassette.
4. Glue magnets to the backside of the cassette if desired.
5. Fill with gum, and enjoy!
You can find the new Extra® gum 35-stick pack in the check-out line at Target.
I absolutely love Extra® Gum! The Spearmint and Polar Ice® flavors are my favorite, and they really last. And these retro gum holders are perfect for any situation! Hang one on your fridge, in your cubicle or office cabinet, or keep one in your car. They are fun to make, and a great way to add a little craftiness to your day to day routine. And, with the new Extra® Gum 35-stick pack, there’s plenty for you to divided up any way you’d like—a great way to Give Extra, Get Extra!
Have fun making your DIY retro gum holder! Where do you always make sure to keep a supply of Extra® gum?
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JessFebruary 24, 2016 at 7:15 am (7 years ago)
How adorable is this, love it! Totally pinning 🙂 have a great day xo
MandeeFebruary 24, 2016 at 9:22 am (7 years ago)
Thanks Jess—glad you like it. ^_^
CarmiaFebruary 24, 2016 at 7:51 am (7 years ago)
This is such an adorable idea! I’m so in love with the cute design. Pinning this now.
MandeeFebruary 24, 2016 at 9:22 am (7 years ago)
Thanks for the pin Carmia!
********July 27, 2016 at 6:24 pm (7 years ago)
How do you cut the circles?
MandeeJuly 27, 2016 at 10:34 pm (7 years ago)
You can cut them with an X-acto knife. 🙂
mahraAugust 16, 2016 at 1:11 pm (7 years ago)
miss Mandee you are such an great, awesome person i loved it
MandeeAugust 16, 2016 at 2:10 pm (7 years ago)
Well thank you Mahra! 😀
JayAugust 20, 2016 at 1:58 pm (7 years ago)
Hi! I love this idea!
I was just wondering, do you have any other colors or do you by any chance have a blank/white template with just the outlines?
I don’t have color ink and I tried printing the regular template to see if it was possible to just color over the printed template with colored pencils, but the regular template is too dark to see colors on.
I was just wondering if you had any blank/white templates on hand as I really do love this, I just can’t make it look pretty because I don’t have any colored printer ink…
MandeeAugust 22, 2016 at 10:16 am (7 years ago)
Hi Jay! That’s a good idea. I actually just added a black and white version to the download, so you now have that option if you’d like. 🙂
JaySeptember 2, 2016 at 10:14 am (7 years ago)
Thank you so much! Now this can go straight in my locker at school! 😀
MandeeSeptember 2, 2016 at 3:53 pm (7 years ago)
You’re welcome Jay! Glad I could assist you in making your locker just a little more rad. 😉
AbigailAugust 20, 2016 at 10:44 pm (7 years ago)
How do I print it there’s no link
MandeeAugust 22, 2016 at 10:07 am (7 years ago)
Hi Abigail. Right below the main image, there is a button that says “Download.” Simply click on that, and it will take you to the page where the file is. 🙂
linaSeptember 3, 2016 at 4:28 am (7 years ago)
hello mandee im so inspired are work is amazing i just have a question were are the printibales from were do i print them?
MandeeSeptember 6, 2016 at 9:36 am (7 years ago)
Thanks Lina! Glad you like my designs. You can download the files by first clicking the “Download” button below the first picture. Then you can download the whole zip file by clicking the download button in the upper right hand corner of the following page. After that, you can save them on your own computer and print them off the same way you would any other file. 🙂
Loreto DajayNovember 24, 2016 at 11:42 am (7 years ago)
hi! this is really amazing. i just want to know are there any ways how to download thenprintables because i cant download it. or can you just email me instead? thankyoun☺
MandeeNovember 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)
Thanks Loreto! All you need to do is click the “download” button just below the first image. You will then be directed to where the file is located on Google Drive and save it to your device from there. 🙂
LauraFebruary 25, 2017 at 2:01 pm (6 years ago)
I am having issues opening the templates after I access the zip file. Is there something I’m not doing right?
LauraFebruary 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm (6 years ago)
Never mind, I was able to solve the issue, thank you in advance!
ChoochApril 18, 2017 at 6:19 pm (6 years ago)
Hey!! I love your idea,it’s really cool????
But I am not that great with folding????
What can I do????…
MandeeApril 19, 2017 at 8:26 am (6 years ago)
Well, there are dotted lines on each of the templates, so you can use those for reference. And I like to use a bone folder to keep my lines nice and crisp. 🙂
narjisJuly 31, 2018 at 2:44 am (5 years ago)
how do you print it doesn’t work for me
btw cut idea
MandeeJuly 31, 2018 at 12:37 pm (5 years ago)
Hi Narjis! Where exactly are you having the issue: in downloading the file, or printing it from Adobe Reader? Feel free to check out my FAQ section for instructions and screenshots of the download process.
FloorJanuary 25, 2019 at 1:30 pm (4 years ago)
Hey i really like this diy but sadly i can’t download the template ps. Sorry for my bad English ♥️
MandeeJanuary 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm (4 years ago)
Hi there! I just double-checked the download and it seemed to be working fine for me. If you’re still having trouble, I would suggest taking a look at the FAQ section of my site. 🙂
RhondaNovember 23, 2019 at 9:35 pm (4 years ago)
Looking for the template cassette Gum holder
MandeeNovember 25, 2019 at 8:17 am (4 years ago)
Hi Rhonda! Just click on the download button below the first image in the post. Then you can get the files from Google Drive. Feel free to check out my FAQ page for more detailed instructions. 🙂
SallyJanuary 15, 2020 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)
How do you find the printable?
MandeeJanuary 16, 2020 at 8:22 am (3 years ago)
Hi Sally! Just click on the link below the main image. Check out my FAQ page for more info. 🙂
ShayFebruary 28, 2021 at 2:53 pm (2 years ago)
Can this be made into a Svg zip file?
CindySeptember 29, 2022 at 2:36 pm (8 months ago)
Is there a way to change the color of the green cassette gum holder?