I, like many people, have a good number of old VHS tapes laying around. Some of the movies I now have on DVD, others I no longer care to keep and whatever falls between I can digitize should I wish. This makes the collection of VHS tapes about as useful to me as a collection of rocks. So, I took a note from ivylanedesigns on Etsy
and decided to make custom, one-of-a-kind, spiral-bound notebooks.
You can get just about anything flat spiral bound at copy stores or you could buy a machine to bind things yourself. But with the low cost of pre made notebooks and a do it yourself attitude I find it appropriate to take a pre-made notebook and replace the cover. This instructable will tell you how to do just that.Goals
My goals for the project were:
- to make unique spiral bound notebooks,
- to reuse VHS boxes,
- and to complete the project with minimal costs.
I used the following tools:
- Small hole punch (~3.25mm diameter hole.)
- Pliers (Two pliers may be useful.)
- Ruler (Optional)
- Hole punch - $4
- Spiral bound notebook - 25¢ to $2
- 15-30 minutes