Friday, February 4, 2011

My "Free" Hard Cover Epic Yarn Guide!

I don't buy many game guides. In fact, nearly all the ones I have were gifts. But if I'm going to get one. I really prefer hard covers so that they can be proudly displayed on my book shelf (aka, the "nerd shelf").

So, when I got a free spiral-bound guide for buying Epic Yarn at Toys'R'Us a few months ago, I knew something had to be done because spiral-bound just does not display well!

Here's the process ...

Step 1:

Acquire free Epic Yarn spiral-bound guide from Toys'R'Us promotion (I assume it's over by now).


Step 2:

Purchase a $4 hardcover sketch book of similar dimensions at Barnes & Noble (preferably one that is blank on all sides!).


Step 3:

Use an X-acto knife to remove the blank inner pages. Don't be wasteful! Put them in your desk drawer for future scribbling.


Step 4:

Superglue unused picture frame hooks to the now-empty hard cover.


Step 5:

Use a paint pen to draw snazzy Epic Yarn graphics and text on your blank hard cover.


Step 6:

Gently bend the guide and slide the spiral binding into the hooks.


Step 7:

Enjoy your "free" (ok, $4) hard cover guide book!


Won't fall out!


"ooooo"


"ahhhh"


Step 8:

Display it proudly on your book shelf, er, "nerd shelf" or whatever you call yours!!

3 comments:

Maxi said...

Thats pretty cool Sage. I don't really have a "nerd" shelf. I basically have a collecter shelf. In it it has Dolphin and Eagle collectables.No not the football teams just normal Eagle and Dolphin things. Also got some hats up top.

coffeewithgames said...

Wow, very good idea! I haven't purchased a guide in 10+ years, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil was the last one, but this would be a good way to display them on the coffee table...

Greg Vs said...

That's awesome Sage! Very creative on your part.