5 DIY Binder Covers


     Trying to find the right binder for class can be difficult if you have multiple binders that are the same color. To solve that problem, you can create a binder cover that will help you sort. This DIY project contains five binder cover ideas that you can use to add some color and pop to your binders.

What You’ll Need

Here are 5 DIY Binder Covers!



     The camera binder cover is one nifty option, especially for a journalism/photography class. Print out a triangle on card stock and wrap silver washi tape along the edges. Adhere the letters to the triangle and glue the finished triangle to the scrapbook paper.



     Dots are a peppy way to add some small bursts of color to your binder. Add text by using gold adhesive letters on a strip of black card stock. Wrap gold washi tape along the edges of the cover finish off the edges.



     This triangle cover is a vibrant way to make a cover for your binders. Printing out the text for this cover saves time and gives you the option to pick from wide variety of fonts. Using silver washi tape around the text completes the look.



     A plus cover is a simplistic cover that takes little time to make. Layered card stock and black adhesive letters keep the look of this cover clean. This plus pattern to me seems like a worthy candidate for a math/science class, but could be used for any class you have.



     This cork binder cover provides several boxes of information in an organized way. Details like the location and time of your class can be added along with major deadlines for projects in the class. The whiteboard and chalkboard section could be used to work on problems or doodle during a long lecture.

     Hopefully these binder covers offer you some inspiration for your own binders. If you do make a cover, use #mattebinder to show off your design!


DIY YouTuber-Inspired Projects – Grace Helbig

     I have been a fan of Grace Helbig’s videos for a few years and I especially like her DIY videos that come out sporadically. Grace’s DIYs include t-shirts, room decor, and gifts for others. The “I’m fine” tissue box is one of the project in a video Grace has in her 2016 “Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas” video. She describes in the video how the tissue box could make a great gift for a friend and how simple it is to make it. All you need for the project is a cardboard tissue box cover, small mirrors, stick-on letters, and a hot glue gun. You simply apply the mirrors in a random way on the cover, place the letters on a side and place the cover over a regular box of tissues.

     To continue the theme of Grace Helbig DIYs, I purchased a few random pieces from the craft aisles of Jo-Ann Fabrics and Target. Her collection of videos offer multiple phrases that are perfect to place on the projects I will mention. Additionally, you can use words or phrases that you are inspired by, maybe another YouTuber, and apply them to the following ideas.

     The first items I am using are small canvases and easels from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I already owned the Sharpie pens that come in a metallic pack. I wrote  the phrases on the canvas with small accents around the words. You can also paint the words or images on these canvases. They make a great gift idea for those you are stumped on what to get.

     At Target, they have wooden feathers in their aisle with other craft items you can paint and write on. For this idea, I wrote the saying in pencil first and then fill in with Sharpie or paint. You can hang the feather up on the wall or place the feather by other small objects.

     Want to see another YouTuber-Inspired DIY? Mention them below and if you try these Grace Helbig – Inspired DIYs, @largeandmatte in the photos and make sure to watch Grace’s videos at youtube.com/itsgrace.