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Keep all your scribbles safe inside a record notebook.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1146 projects »
  • Step 1

    First you need to cut the record. This can be done with a saw or a sharp razor blade. Cut it so that it's a little bigger than A5 (aprox 1/2" at each side). You may need to saw the sides to get rid of any sharp bits.

  • Step 2

    Now you need to drill 3 holes. Two on the left side of the record for the ring binder hoops and one on the right in the center.

  • Step 3

    You don't have to but it's usally best to mount your record on a thick peice of card or plastic.

  • Step 4

    You now need to make a back for your notebook. If the record came with a cool sleeve then cut it up and use that for your back otherwise posters or anything else will do. Cut this to the same size as the record and then put the same 3 holes in again.

  • Step 5

    To make sure that nothing can fall out of your notebook thread the third hole (on the record and the back cover) with ribbon. This makes a nice little tie. Now all you have to do is decorate it.



tasmia n.
tasmia n. · 7 projects
whooooo! that is nice. i can't get my hands on a record though :X
Kata B.
Kata B. · Csömör, Pest County, HU · 24 projects
Oh my god I love this! I'm tottaly gonna make one!
Ciara · 68 projects
I just made one of these as a gift for a friend, turned out great!
Will take pictures as soon as I can :3
Kate A.
Kate A. · Manchester, England, GB · 10 projects
Try using hot water (just from the kettle) to melt the vinyl slightly first, then you can just cut it with scissors! It's so much easier! If it goes a little floppy just put it in the water again and leave a little to flex then take it out and put something flat and slightly heavy on it! Happy
Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · 10 projects
I made two of these and had a blast doing it! I gave them away as gifts for Christmas, one to my sister, one to my boyfriend, before I could take a photo. Thanks for the idea, they both LOVED them!
Oh, and instead of binder rings, I made them spiral bound using some plastic-insulated electrical wire I picked at the hardware store. It came in this amazing red that I couldn't pass up!
Again, thanks for the inspiration!
Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · 10 projects
LOVE it!!!
I know what my friends are getting for Christmas!!
Candice C.
Candice C. · Wylie, Texas, US · 49 projects
Super nifty! I'm gonna hafta raid the records at my thrift shop Happy
Rocking Frugality
Rocking Frugality · St Louis, Missouri, US · 9 projects
Great idea! I am going to have to try this one.
Nicole · Winter Park, Florida, US
I love this idea, so I tried this out. However, I didn't have access to a saw, and I was afraid of breaking the record. Instead, I drilled a few holes in the top, hole punched paper and aligned all the holes together, and then fastened them. Then I decorated the labels. Yay!
Carrie C.
Carrie C. · Idaho, Idaho, US · 1 project
I hope Candace H. saw this project!! For all of you out there,take a look at her record album bag posting. It would be a great second project for using the record album! Love it Cat! You are the greatest!
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