Picture of Notebook from old Floppy Disks

I know there are several other Instructables about this using rubber band, cable ties or chain links.
This notebook is made with string and the method is different (and a bit more complicated, I admit).

After I made this I was very very proud of myself, and I wanted the world to see my creation! :-D

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need

-2 Floppy Disks
-1 meter of cotton string
-about 50 papers (square, 9x9cm)
-Darning Needle
-a Hole Punch

I was lucky! I found notebook paper at exactly the right size, and it was cheap too.
If you have to cut it, it would be good to use one of those paper cutter machine things.
I just learned they are called "paper cutters" (THANKS!). Why didn't I think of that? It was probably just too obvious :-)

This is an opportunity to recycle used paper (one side printed/written, one side blank).

i so much love the idea!

vegan draws2 years ago
This is a great idea. Thank you - I'm going to make one for my Dad :-)
sraharjo14 years ago
where did you get some of those coloured paper?
Browncoat4 years ago
I had some square paper & have made 4 of these. I'm using a dremel tool to make the holes in the paper. :)
How retro looking!
MyMenagerie4 years ago
This is a wonderful craft for children. Even though floppies hold more info than note paper, children LOVE to write down things on pads. (My house is full of them!) Thanks for the idea. As soon as I unload my floppies, we will get started!
MyMenagerie4 years ago
This is a wonderful craft idea for children! Thanks! After I remove the info from my floppies, I plan on getting started.
ob98894 years ago
Is it about the same size as a post it?
Diaphane (author)  ob98894 years ago
Post-its are a little smaller ( the ones I have)
My post its are 7x7,5 cm (2,5x3 in)
The papers I used are 9x9 cm (3,3x3,5 in)
SageMinto4 years ago
Very adorable! I will definitely make one of these before I go to college in the fall. They seem like notebooks I would need as a freshmen. :D
Crispie J4 years ago
the English word for one of those paper cutter machine things is a paper cutter :)
or guillotine
Lindie4 years ago
That's nice!
I make these but you a pad of Stickie Notes. They are perfect. For the paper, I used scrapbook paper scraps and decoupage the paper onto the plastic.
These are very cool, unfortunately my only floppy disks are black, I wish I had some nice colours like yours!
Diaphane (author)  gorgeous junk4 years ago
The floppy disks weren't coloured like this. They are white, light gray or black.
I just put some of the coloured paper on them with double sided sticky tape.
Mr.Sanchez4 years ago
THNKS 4 SHARE...straight to the "To do" List...
angelabchua4 years ago
awww this is awesome! An awesome gift!
ChrysN4 years ago
randofo4 years ago
Nicely done! You should use the picture with the stack of notebooks as the main image. It's a good photo.
Diaphane (author)  randofo4 years ago
Thank you! I'll do that.