Actually…these are for boys..so let’s coolifiy it not prettifiy it.)
My nephews had a birthday (plural…two separate birthdays) and they love football cards. So I coolified a binder to hold their massive ever growing collection of football cards (okay, in all honesty..I just don’t get football cards. why would a boy want these? they don’t seem fun at all)
even with a pocket and a handle.
I know. coolest aunt ever. whatever.
binder (still have some leftover from my school week stash)
I took my fabric and folded down each edge and hot glued it right to the rings.
for the tops and bottoms..just folded in the sides and hot glued.
then I took a 9inch strip
and hot glued it into a strip
and hot glued it the sides of the binder
Then i added a favorite team..and a name or intital
and of course..I hot glued a pocket…to hold any wandering cards.
super easy..super coolified..
and I might have made one for me.
too bad this is the only recipe I have in it so far…it’s slow going. we are going to be eating a lot of cheese broccoli soup.
Jayna Rae says
Pretty awesome! I just pulled a binder out yesterday to put my sons Totschool supplies in. I was totally planning on decorating it in a similar fashion. I will try and remember to send you a pic when I complete it, hopefully this week.
Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl says
Very cool! I will be showing this on Random Crafty Georgia Girl Crafty Tuesday tomorrow.
Mrs. Sassy Crafter says
Kim your blog is incredibly (not that I have doubts about your talent) good, I love all the crafts you post (I'm making a menu board)so I had to give you an award…go check it out….thanks for a GREAT blog!!!!
This is a slippery slope you are on! My sons who are now in their twenties have a combined collection of about 50 binders filled with sports cards–big fat binders.
WOW!! it would b eso nice fo rme to make a pretty folder out of my recipe folder as well.. mine is so ugly and so disorganized.. yours look lovely!!
Mormishmom @ Funky PolkaDot Giraffe says
Great ideas!! I've been wanting to make a recipe book with pictures of who we got the recipe from (Aunt Cleo's pickles, Aunt Maxine's salad, etc…)..
I even like the handles !! The hot glue will hold ???
I'll have to stock up on binders at the next back to school sale!!