I was thinking about how everyday items can be repurposed and I had some old binders laying around. This one is a mini-binder (8.75 h x 7.25 w)
First, I cut the binder apart.
Then I said, heck, let's strip this puppy down. Oh look, it's chipboard!
After that, bring the middle piece over and lay it under the tape. When you place it, make sure there is a small gap between the pieces, so it will open and close properly (it needs to flex). Fold the extra tape over the ends like this.
Then do the same thing with the piece that will be the cover of the binder.
To finish, I laid another piece of tape in the middle to cover up the bare place so it looked like one big panel.
Afterwards, I flipped it over and covered the back side of the spine with gaffer tape, using a popsicle stick to smooth everything that was hard to reach.Here is the finished binder:
Just waiting to be embellished with paint and other embellishments.
Or it could be left plain...Let's see what you can come up with!
Originally posted on 07.04.07 (my first online tutorial!)