Turn Old VHS Cases Into Retro Spiral-Bound Notebooks

You spent good money on that huge library of VHS tapes, but now DVDs are where it's at. If you decide to get rid of the tapes, hang on to their boxes and repurpose them to make these wicked spiral notebooks.

Instructables has a great step-by-step tutorial on how to create the coolest spiral-bound notepads around. If you have basic supplies like a hole punch, ruler and pliers, than pretty much all you'll need to spring for is a few pre-made spiral-bound notebooks from the office supply store (unless you happen to have a binding machine stashed somewhere).

Grab the store-bought notebook, pry open the crimped ends, and carefully unwind the spiral that's holding the pages together. Use the notebook cover you just freed as a template for cutting your VHS box to the correct size.

Take the old cover or back of the notebook (hereafter "template") and lay it on the box cover or back on the non-printed side. Line up the edges of the template and the box piece so that the hole edges are flush. Tape the two together temporarily if necessary. Now use the pencil to mark all of the holes you will make. Make a mark around the entire circumference of the circle, not just a single dot. When done remove the template.

The Instructables post will tell you everything you need to know about reassembling the notebook and more. The next time you have a couple hours to spare, grab the covers from your favourite VHS movies, put a few of these bad boys together for your next class or work seminar, and let your fan flag fly.

VHS Spiral Bound Notebook [Instructables]


Comments

    Seriously, if anyone actually did that with an original issue VHS copy of ANH or ESB...they deserve to be hung drawn and quartered. Seriously those things must be worth a tonne now!

      The covers are almost certainly worth more than the tapes themselves :-), but it sold so many copies even in that form I doubt it would be a major collector's item.

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