How to Make Your Own Decorated Binders

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How to Make Your Own Decorated Binders
Have a binder decorating party with friends. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

School binders are fairly standard and consist of a plain white or coloured front, a clear sleeve, and the standard three rings on the interior to hold paper. Jazz up the binder by creating a one-of-a-kind photo or drawing collage on the front so you can easily identify your binder. Take an afternoon off from homework to sit down and draw a new cover or print off a scrapbook collage and fill it with pictures of you and your best friends.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Paper or card stock
  • Coloured pencils
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Photos
  • Rhinestones

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  1. 1

    Draw or sketch an appropriate design on the paper to use as a base for the binder. Themes may include school or professional sports, animals and cartoon characters.

  2. 2

    Colour in the design you choose using markers, pencils and crayons. Depending on the design you choose you can also add rhinestones and gems to make the picture stand out more.

  3. 3

    Create a photo collage as a binder cover using real photos you have of yourself and friends. Use double-sided sticky tape to attach pictures to a piece of card stock. Have friends write a message under the photo to recall a special memory of the photo.

  4. 4

    Show school spirit by decorating your binder in school colours. Use coloured card stock and draw a picture of the school mascot on the paper to insert in the front.

  5. 5

    Design pictures for the sidebar by writing your name in a cool font or the name of the class the binder is used for. This will also help to identify which binder goes to what class while it is sitting in a locker or desk.

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