Chchch Design

Sketchbook into coin case

accessories, sketchbook

DIFFICULTY: ★☆☆☆☆

Well I hate coins. They make my wallet go super bulky. If you have the same frustration, then this tutorial will be super useful for you.

I will teach you how to turn an old, used sketchbook into a modern coin case that is both fashionable and functional. This DIY tutorial also gives you the possibility in turning old books into storage spaces.

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REPURPOSE SKETCHBOOK INTO COIN CASE

How to make money in your book

CONCEPT

CONCEPT

What if we can take away some of the volume out of a sketchbook and use that as a case?

STEP #001

STEP #001

Find an old sketchbook.

(Well an old book will also works well) 

STEP #002

STEP #002

Glue the pages with PVA glue.

Only glue up to around 15 pages each time.

This will make the cutting easier later.

STEP #003

STEP #003

Draw a rectangle in the middle of the page.

Preferably draw the lines at least 1cm from the edge.

This will allows glue to hold on better.

STEP #004

STEP #004

Cut a whole on each of these glued, thickened pages. 

STEP #005

STEP #005

The thicker each of these glued pages, the harder it is to cut.

But this will mean less work for tidying up later on. So if you have sufficient strength, by all means glue more than 15 pages together at once. 

STEP #006

STEP #006

Now stick all these thickened pages with wholes on them with PVA glue.

Put some weight on it.  

STEP #007

STEP #007

Give the inside some colour and brighten this up. Do this both at the back and front.

STEP #008

STEP #008

Lets give it a bright colour to distinguish this repurposed sketchbook from other ordinary ones. Masking tape part of the cover to give it a more modern and unique look. 

STEP #009

STEP #009

Spray it!

STEP #010

STEP #010

Remember, spray takes time and do not rush it. 

It usually takes around 5 - 6 coating to get the colour to stick. 

Be patient.

STEP #011

STEP #011

Unmask it.

STEP #012

STEP #012

Well, now you can use it!

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