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I have always enjoyed collecting rocks. Displaying found (and occasionally bought) treasures can become tricky, especially when my three-year-old wants to take them out and put with them. I put together this post: https://marshallsreporterscorner.wordpress.com/2017/12/10/nature-collection-displays/ not too long ago with ways I have displayed and stored nature collections in the past.

However, I have always had my eye on a vintage printer’s tray or one of those cool mountain shelves which have become so popular on Pinterest to display collections. The minimum $25 price tag for such a thing is way out of my budget. When I found this cassette holder at Goodwill for $2.99, I picked it up with the hope of turning it into a rock display.

It sat on the floor of my closet for a few months while I worked on other things. Progress on other projects and spring purging motivated me to finally tackle this DIY. I turned to the wonderful world of Pinterest for inspiration and a possible tutorial for how to convert my cassette holder.

I found this train storage conversion: http://www.upcyclednest.com/diy-train-storage/ and decided to use it. I found hubby’s tin snips and got to work. This project only took 5-15 minutes (small children make it difficult to determine how long it actually takes to do something). I really like the way it turned out.

Now, I just need to find a place to hang it. I may use more of these for storage in the future. Let me know what you would store in an old cassette holder.