Categories: DIY crafts-Published On: May 6, 2024-

Turn Board Games to Display Books

board game to display book

Turn Board Games to Display Books

This DIY was fun and has so many possibilities. Now before I get started, I will always give credit where credit is due. While I was looking into a creative way to upcycle a book to hold Sawyer’s 18th birthday present, I found Ashely’s board games turned into display books idea. Ashely’s idea is awesome and she created some amazing display books using Rit dye and her Cricut machine to create beautifully designed book covers. She transferred most of their board games into display books and they fit her style perfectly. I don’t have a Cricut machine and I love neutral decor, so my version of this project was pretty quick and easy. I think you’re going to love this beginner-friendly DIY to turn your board games into display books.

board game to display book

You don’t need much to complete this DIY and I love that it combines my two goals with design, beauty and function. The hollow book set looks great on the shelf, but instead of storing photos, cords, or other things, I transferred our top three used games into the hollow books instead. There are so many hollow books on Amazon with magnetic closures, but these are the ones I purchased.

board game to display book

You could just transfer your games to hollow books, but I liked the idea of adding labels to the spines, so I used fabric transfer paper to make the labels. I just measured the spines and determined what width and height I wanted each label to be for each book. Then I used canva.com to type out each game with the font size and style I wanted for each label. Canva.com is free, but I pay for the upgraded version to give me even more options. The free version is completely adequate to make spine labels for your games. Once the labels are designed and printed, just iron them on. Make sure to read the fabric transfer paper instructions, but I would say the biggest tip is to wait 30 min. after printing on the paper, and then after you iron on the labels, wait until the paper has completely cooled before peeling the backing off.

board game to display book

You can check out my Amazon storefront which links to the products I get on Amazon to do different projects, and I made a short video showing clips of the process and links to the fabric transfer paper and the hollow linen books. Even though I was nervous about cutting the Sorry! game board to allow it to fold small enough to fit into the box, I decided that it was OK if I made a mistake. I think that’s the key with DIY, if you’re willing to accept mistakes or even failure, then it’s easier to go for it.

board game to display book

If cutting your game boards to be able to fold and fit into a smaller container bothers you, then a lot of game boards won’t fit even into the largest hollow book. So, if you want to do this DIY, pick out your favorite games ahead of time and make sure they’ll either fit or decide ahead of time you’re willing to cut and fold the board to a smaller size. I used a metal ruler and a sharp box knife to score the Sorry! game board – just score it and don’t cut all the way through. Well that’s it for my simple board games to display books DIY. A big thank you to Ashley with At Home with Ashely for the idea and inspiration!

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