With all the clutter that summer left off, you might be wondering exactly where you should start with your back-to-school organization. Well, you can start the school year off by making and organizing your very own chic DIY binder organizer! It’s incredibly easy and it makes note-taking as efficient (and as fun) as possible. The best part? You can either buy an empty binder or simply recycle the one you used last school year. Stay tuned and learn how!
Back To School Organization Ideas : Chic DIY Binder Organizer
Even as a mom, I still get excited for back-to-school organization ‘cause back in my college days, the first thing I prepared was my binder organizer. Now, I can do that with my kids’ school supplies too–and prepare their lunches every morning. I also enjoy shopping for things perfect for back-to-school organization.
If you can relate, then this chic DIY binder organizer tutorial is perfect for you. Are you ready? Let’s organize! 🙂
You will need:
- 1 Binder, with plastic cover
- 1 pair of Scissors
- 1 Ruler
- 1 Pencil
- 1 Label Sticker
- 1 Marker
- 1 roll of Washi tape (gold)
- 3 sheets of Chic Designed Draft Paper (for the cover)
- 2 pcs of Envelopes (medium or small)
- Print outs of the following:
- 5 pcs of Construction Paper (in different shades)
- 1 Paper binder (gold)
Here’s how to make it:
Step 1. Prepare the binder cover
Make this gorgeous cover by following the steps below.
1.1 Measure and draw a line
Place the draft paper of your choice on top of the binder flap then measure the surface where you’ll insert the cover.
1.2 Cut out
Cut out the paper and keep the excess paper for later to cover the spine of your binder.
1.3 Insert cover
Insert the paper inside the plastic cover at the front and the excess paper at the spine of your binder with care.
1.4 Stick label
Place a sticker on the spine and label it with your course topic. This will make it easier to identify your notes when you place it inside your locker.
Step 2. Attach envelopes
Place 2 envelopes; one in the front and one at the back of your binder. Secure it with an artsy washi tape on each side for a cute look.
Step 3. Enclose contents
Put paper notes and sticky paper inside the envelopes. This will be of help to you when you jot down notes and reminders while in class.
Step 4. Prepare the pages
Below are the essential contents of your binder. If you wish to add more pages that are important to you, go ahead and do so.
4.1 Choose calendar style
Print out a yearly calendar design that you like. You can find a lot on the web.
4.2 Secure copy of course outline
Make sure to get a clean print out of your course outline to guide you with your lessons and activities.
4.3 Prepare planners
Insert planning stationeries. You can either design these yourself or search for templates on the internet.
4.4 Make dividers by:
4.4.a Dividing its length
Color code your index tab divider for each subject. With a ruler, draw a line and leave a small flap for each page in a descending order.
4.4.b Cutting out
Carefully cut and leave a flap for each divider paper.
4.5 Punch holes on pages
Punch holes on all of the pages and then put them inside the binder rings.
Step 5. Clip writing paper
Prepare your writing paper at the back of the binder by securing it with a cute paper binder.
Step 6. Back to school organization mission, completed!
You’re all set and ready for school! 😉
If you’re more into videos then here’s one specially made by our friend Study With Jess. Enjoy my pretties!
You can color coordinate the binder cover and arrange the flaps inside, just the way you like it. Your view on back to school organization will depend on how you want to classify your things in perspective. This binder will give you an opportunity to let your personality show while showing your special talent of keeping things on the right track. I tell you, studying will be done in a breeze. <3
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