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Stylish Binders

Hit the books in style with this quick idea. Use scrapbooking accessories to personalize a plain binder.

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Wanna give binders a boost? Try this. I've got an easy project were you can take an ordinary binder that most kids have to use in school and give it an extra pop of personality. We're gonna use these stretchy book covers which you can buy at your office supply store. They're meant to go over books. So to put them over the binder and we're gonna stretch them out a little bit and then just wrapped it right along your binder. After you get that done, you will have a nice snug fit. and it will add that extra pop of color for the plain binder. Now, that we've got some color, I'm gonna add some embellishments. I went to my local craft store and browse the scrap book aisle and found tons of awesome themes. I'm gonna make this one flower-themed, and to withstand the wear and tear of lockers and backpacks, I'm gonna add a dab of hot glue on the back. Make sure if you're doing this with your kids that you're supervising during the hot gluing. I'm just gonna put the flower on and add these other stickers. This is a great project for your kids to do with their friends before school starts, so that they can all have matching binders or they can relate them to their subjects when they get ready for back to school time. Now that we're done embellishing, I'm gonna add some yarn which is a really cool way for your kids to be able to slide their pictures or notes right inside their binders. So I'm gonna take my yarn and I'm going to hot glue it to the top corner inside, just put a dab of hot glue on, and place my end of my yarn right in the glue, and just let it set for a few minutes. Now that it's dry, I'm gonna just take my scissors and snip off the end of the yarn. It's much easier to wrap if you're not dealing with the whole ball of yarn. So, then you're just gonna wrap it around the front and you can do whatever designs you want just wrapit tightly around the front. You wanna make sure you can keep it in certain areas or you can just pull it wherever you want. So let it go around one more time and its nice and tied on both sides so that your kids can slip in notes, and then to finish it off, just add another dab of hot glue on the back and let it dry. This is a super easy project that kids of all ages can do, but they'll definitely be heading the books in style.