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Nice 'n' Simple
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Bookbinding

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Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
2007
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Cassettes are almost useless these days, so turn the cases in to helpful little notebooks.

This is a great way for reviving all of your old cheesy tapes and the notebooks are a perfect size to fit in a handbag.

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Instructions

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use the cassette case to measure out how wide and how long the sheets of paper will need to be.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the pages out and create 5 signatures containing 4 pages each.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut off the strip on the right hand side of the cassette case.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 4
    Step 4

    Mark out 4 equally spaced marks on the strip, use this to mark the points on the middle strip of the cassette case.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 5
    Step 5

    Take waxed thread or dental floss and stitch in the signatures using the <a href="/projects/binding_books/">book binding technique</a>.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue a strip of ribbon along the spine.

  • How to make a cassette tape notebook. Cassette Case Notebook - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wrap a length of elastic or thread with a bead on so that you can close the notebook and keep it secure.

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Awesome idea! You could try making a 'hard-wearing' case out of the plastic part of the cassette tape, perhaps ^^ Dunno, just an idea...
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1183 projects
That's a great idea, I think I may have seen something like that on here!
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Haha, I'll have a look.... ^^ And did you enjoy your holiday? xx
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1183 projects
Yes I did, it was so much fun. Thanks for asking. Photos here if you're interested - http://www.catmorley.com/blog/
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Wow - looks like you had fun! xxx
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rainbowpartyghoul =^w^=
rainbowpartyghoul =^w^=
i love this it like so freakin awesome ^o^
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 1183 projects
Aww thanks!
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Apricot
Apricot · Sacramento, California, US
I love Aqua Happy
cute and handy!
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Skylar
Skylar · Tucson, Arizona, US · 4 projects
I'm 10, live in the us, and love aqua!
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Bianca P.
Bianca P. · 8 projects
AQUA!? I want one so i could make this with it!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
lmfao @ RUN DMC

I Have an ICE T one, so I'm TOTALLY going to use that. Amazing!
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Anon
Anon · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 21 projects
ah, that is so brilliant! I have a bunch of old cassette tapes of my fave bands, but i never listen to them because they're so obsolete. I could totally create some awesome notebooks with that. Cheers! :]
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
oooh me luv this Happy
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'Gemyz
'Gemyz · Auckland, Auckland, NZ · 1 project
This is a fab recycling idea!
I was going to do it with a cassette case but i couldnt find any around our house,but by coinsodence i had a small mini pack of cereal that morning so i just used that instead,the only difference was that the book had lots of pages as the box was quick wide.Still worked just as well though :]
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Terri A.
Terri A. · Southern, Illinois, US · 1 project
What a fantastic recycling idea! Love it!
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