Back to school DIY Binder Folder Top #Backtoschool Post

Back to school DIY Binder Folder Top #Backtoschool Post

Sometimes I wish I was back in school and be able to shop for brand new school supplies! The thought of a fresh notebook, sharpened pencils, and art materials, make me plain happy.


This craft took me about 60 minutes; it was very soothing to paint each area with acrylic paint. I wanted to create a geometric look, with triangles and bold colors. Last year I made this binder along with a pencil-case and a notebook. What do you think?  Do you like last year’s design or this one?

Back to school DIY Binder Folder Tutorial


Quick tip: when you are applying the second coat of paint, the binder might “bubble” up, but don’t worry. Once the paint is completely dry, the surface of the binder will remain smooth.

Happy crafting! Looks like you like lovely stationery, go check out the Daily Greeting card Freebie I’m running now.

This post was proofread by Grammarly

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  1. 2014/07/15 / 5:51 am

    What a great idea to spruce up se otherwise boring looking books. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    • kraftmint
      2014/07/16 / 4:04 am

      Thank you Carmody! It was such a fun craft to make ;)

  2. 2014/07/22 / 2:58 am

    What a fun project! You were the most viewed link at the Do Tell Tuesday party, so you’re being featured!

    • kraftmint
      2014/07/22 / 3:24 am

      Yay!!!! SO excited about being the most viewed link, thank you! And thank you for featuring my project ;)

  3. 2015/08/12 / 8:36 am

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing.

    • kraftmint
      2015/08/13 / 4:55 am

      Thank you Gabriela! I just saw at Target a few kraft materials and thought of customizing more journals and binders ;)

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