Ever wonder what you could do with those games you loved in childhood but never play anymore? It's a shame to get rid of those games. Well here is a way to feel like a child again and hang onto those great memories. This Instructable will show you how to make a journal from a game board.
-a game board
-a stack of paper - I used computer paper which you can get a lot for cheap. You can use just about any paper as long as you adjust your cover size. You could use heavier weight drawing paper, lined paper, or even recycled scrap paper.
-decorative paper -This is for the cover page and to wrap the unfinished edges. I chose a paper that was the same color as the back of the board.
-heavy thread - a heavy thread used normally for upholstery or quilting works best
-card stock paper
-band saw (utility knife) - this is for cutting the game board. A band saw is fast and easy, but if you don't have access to one a utility knife will work.
-lightweight muslin fabric
-marker or pencil
-clamps and plywood scraps or book press
Step 1: Step 1: Fold paper
Fold 50 8 1/2" x 11" sheets of paper in half and group together in sets of 5 sheets.
Step 2: Step 2: Cut Game Board
Look at the design of the game board and pick a section that you want to feature as you journal cover. Mark the game board for two covers each 5 3/4" x 9". Cut the folding seam with a utility knife. For the rest of the board a band saw works best, but if you don't have access to one you can cut the boards with a utility knife. When cutting on a band saw, it helps to put a scrap piece of cardboard under the game board. This keeps the edge of the game board from fraying. An average size game board will give you 6 covers or enough covers for 3 books.