Planet of the Tapes

If you have some old VHS tapes hiding in your basement or garage like me, why not turn your favorite retro movie into a cool and useful notebook! I found the instructions on this project on Just search for vhs and you’ll find the step by step guide. Basically you just buy a cheap wire bound notebook, take out the spiral wire, lay the notebook cover over your vhs movie box and trace around it including the holes. Then cut the front and back out of the tape box, hold them together and use a hole punch to punch out the holes. Now just put the whole thing back together and you have a notebook with your favorite retro movie as a cover. I made this Planet of the Apes notebook in just a few minutes and if I can do it, I’m sure anyone can!


I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s.I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

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