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Make a book out of two vinyl records. It would make the perfect guest book for a music lover's wedding!
My friend Donna got married a few weeks ago and asked me to make her guest books. She wanted them made out of vinyl records. It took me a bit of research and trial and error, but I ended up making 2 of these books and they turned out pretty sweet.

Posted by megan.kapple.3 from Kansas City, Missouri, United States • Published See megan.kapple.3's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure out an 8.25 X 8.25 inch square with a pencil onto 2 vinyl records.

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a heat knife, careful cut out the square. Break off the edges and sand with fine grit sandpaper.

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure and mark 8 evenly spaced holes, about 1/4 inch from the edge of both records.

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a very small drill bit, drill all of the holes.

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 5
    Step 5

    Step Seven (not pictured): Cut heavy paper (I used paper from a sketch book) to approximately 8X16 inches.

    Step Eight: Divide the paper up into even stacks, or signatures (I put 6 pieces of paper in each stack) and fold them together.

    Step Nine: Line your record up to mark 8 spots aligned with the holes in the record cover and mark.

    Step Ten: Use an awl to punch holes in each of the eight marks in each signature.

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 6
    Step 6

    Step Eleven: Using waxed thread, bind the book together using the coptic stitch method. A full video tutorial can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue52htX3j0k

  • How to make a record notebook. Handmade Vinyl Record Book - Step 7
    Step 7

    Clean up any loose threads or pencil marks and enjoy your new creation!

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