Monday, August 5, 2013

Make It Monday- Back to School Binder for 18" American Girl Doll

 Make it Monday August 5th –Back to School Binder

Well it is getting to be that time of year again and with school starting everywhere you look you find school supplies! Today’s craft is inspired by the back to school flyers, school supplies and doll sized note books I found at my local party store. I love binders and think they are a great way to get organized. Today I will show you how to make your own.

To create your own Back to School Binder you will need:
-Cardboard (I used a crystal light drink box. Cut to 2.5 inches by 3 inches on each side using the side of the box
-Hot Glue Gun & Glue Stick
- 2 brads
-Scrap lined paper
-A Ruler
-A hole punch
- ½ inch ribbon two pieces cut to 6 inches each

Step 1- Assemble your supplies. Measure and cut out your binder shape from your cardboard as shown in the photo above.
Step 2- Heat your glue gun. Wrap your binder shape in felt and secure with glue.
Step 3- Use your  hole punch to punch two holes for your brads, which will secure your paper in a later step.

Step 4- Continue wrapping and securing your felt around your binder shape as shown in the photos above. Seal the edges with more hot glue.
Step 5- Push your brads through the two holes you made, on the outside of your binder set aside.

Step 6- Cut Scrap Lined Paper to fit inside your binder.
Step 7- Use your hole punch to make matching holes on your paper
Step 8- Bend the brads to keep your paper in place. Then fold the paper to fit match the folds of your binder.

Step 9- Optional add felt pockets and ties on the inside of your binder. Cut felt to fit and glue into place. Repeat on the inside of both sides.
Step 10- Use your ribbon ties and glue one to the inside edge under your felt pocket as shown in the photos above.
Step 11- Decorate and embellish the outside of your binder; I used fun foam flowers and glued small buttons to the center of the flower. Once dried tie a bow in your ribbon and give to your doll to take to school!

I hope you enjoyed today’s Make it Monday Craft~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three


  1. Thank you Amaya! I had so much fun making it!

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