Wednesday, October 12, 2011

DIY: Personalized binder


I´ve always loved all sorts of notebooks, binders and organizers...let´s put it this way: I´m an office supplies freak (and proud of it, by the way). That´s the only reason why I loved "back to school" time, when I could buy (almost) whatever I wanted (because it was for school, really). I´m not a student anymore, yet I still love this particular kind of shopping. 
Then again, I´ve really been into upcycling recently, and I simply love the idea of giving a new life to something old (and maybe uninteresting at first sight, as seen here and here). This simple black binder was literally screaming for a makeover. And it was more than simple. Want to try it on your own?



You´ll need: a binder, decorative paper (I used this one, because I´m still pretty in love with the colors and the pattern), adhesive and scissors. 


Cut the paper according to the size of your binder, while adding 1/2 inch at the top and the bottom, and at least 6 inches on left and right.


Fold the paper and attach it to the binder with the little pieces of adhesive.


Don´t pull too hard on the paper, it could crack while you close your binder (been there, done that...)


And here you go! This project didn´t even take me 10 minutes and now I have a pretty and unique binder that holds all my to-do lists.

Happy crafting!


14 comments:

  1. Wow! This binder looks incredible! Way to go girl!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.trufflesnruffles.com/

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  2. It looks real nice! It reminds me of how my mom used to wrap/ cover my school books when I was little :)

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  3. Wow Nice Tip! This Binder Seems perfect for official use!!

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  4. I used to do this at school for all my books and files, I loved being colourful and different.

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  5. I really like your blog and this nice diy, I follow you .. do you follow me?

    Like this

    kiss
    Erika
    www.myfreechoice.net

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  6. Cute! I'd totally make one. xoxo
    http://hellofridaybypaik.blogspot.com/

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  7. Wow very cool. It looks really good!

    xx

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  8. Great idea! Thank you for sharing :)

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  9. What a fun idea!! That would be cute for a holiday binder of some sort, even a scrapbook with christmas paper! thanks for sharing!

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  10. That's a great idea! I made a collage for my binder once! It's perfect and original! :)

    xxx!

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  11. I remembered wrapping all my binders with beautiful wrapping papers in high school. Some of my friends would pay compliments and asked me where I got them!

    Ivana, yours look fabulous, by the way!

    Have a great day!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing this, I love all the DIY posts! :D I hope one day to write a proper one too, but at the meantime, I'll just support others doing a great job :) That binder is so cool! xoxo

    And yeah, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ;)

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