Blog Planner Binder Revamp

With just a few supplies that you might already have at home, you can turn your old, deteriorated planner binder into a new gorgeous, brag-worthy one. A planner binder revamp is always a good practice so you can have the design you want without spending money on a new one.

Blog Planner Folder Revamp DIY/Tutorial

Blog Planner Binder Revamp Tutorial

Do you remember my cute and super useful blog planner? If not you can see it HERE.

My blog planner binder had a sun problem LOL. I used to LOVE it when I first bought it but it started to lose color due to being placed near a window most of the time. It was getting very ugly.

So I decided that it was time for a well-deserved revamp =D.

Time and sun can make some damage to our stuff and because of where my desktop is located {in front of a window}, the sun hasn’t been very friendly with my stuff.

Also, to be honest, it’s so nice to change the appearance of things so it feels like we have new ones, isn’t it right?

I used a mix of different techniques for this project trying to make it more long-lasting. We’ll see if it worked in a few months I guess LOL.

Binder Revamp Supplies:

  • An old binder
  • Wrapping paper or your favorite paper.
  • Ribbons
  • Mod Podge
  • Transparent contact paper
  • Hot glue gun

This was my old discolored binder =(. You can see on the edges how deteriorated it was. I was sad because this binder was really pretty and I so love polka-dots.

The first thing I did was cleaning well the binder to remove dust and grease residues. Thought about how I wanted to decorate it. I thought geometric shapes would be fun so I cut triangles.

I started mod podging it but this time I only used the mod podge to glue the wrapping paper to the binder but I did not seal with it. That will be the contact paper’s job!

I started on the front side, with the top-left corner and then moved to the bottom-right one and lastly went for the back side.

I used my scraper to make sure any air bubbles were removed and the paper stayed straight.

When it was all covered with the paper, I glued all the remaining paper in the inside of the folder just like when we cover school texts {sorry the pic came out blurry but you can see what I did}.

Then I covered all the folder with transparent contact paper the exact way I would with a book.

Since I with the triangles I had created a diagonal design with 2 different but coordinated wrapping papers, I used 2 different ribbons to decorate the space between both papers. I glued them with hot glue.

Tadaaaaa… It’s all done and it looks so cute!!!

I’m loving the results and now I have to figure out where to keep it so it won’t get sun-damaged again.

I love my new blog planner binder!!!!

Blog Planner Binder Revamp made easy
Blog Planner Binder Revamp the easy way

What do you think about this project?… Have you revamped your binders???

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  1. Oh I love it, the two different papers are so fun on that binder! Just stopping by to pin this, and let you know I featured it on my blog today; thanks for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

  2. What a fun way to prettify a boring binder! Pining this to my blogging board. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing them with Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  4. Great that you didn’t just toss it and get a new one. I love making old things “new” again. Beautiful job! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made.

  5. This is so pretty! I really need to organize my blog ideas better, I just have a notepad & post-it notes :)

    Be sure to stop by my blog today and enter to win a big Stitch Fix giveaway!
    <3 Vicki

  6. Hi Cami! I’m stopping in from Let’s Get Real today. I think this project is so cute! What a wonderful way to update your binder instead of just throwing it away and starting over. (That’s what I would have done.) You are teaching me so much.

  7. Stopping by from the ‘lets get real” hop. I love the idea of using wrapping paper and simple tools to redo a binder. I have a ton of binders around my house and they could all benefit from a makeover. So pretty! Chrystal @

  8. What a clever way to give your fold a sweet face lift!

    Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d}!!

  9. so cute! I need a better planner! Thank you for linking at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!! You have been Pinned!

  10. Wow it looks so elegant! I love re purposing, this is great for those less than attractive notebooks that get left behind in the school supply sales! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.