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Upcycle a plastic school binder (Mother's Day edition).

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Binders. We all have 'em. Kids always need to buy one every year, even though they have the one from last year... that they never used. Some have no idea what to do with a million binders, so they throw them away. Solution: R-E-C-Y-C-L-E and R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

 My mother's a strange one, Mr. Grinch. It's always a bit difficult to buy a gift for her. 
I imagine there are little old Mexican women who are just as difficult. I share your pain. 

In this instructable we will combine the ease of making a gift with the personality of your mother, mother figure, etc.
The details are based on my gift to my mom, a cookbook. 


(This is also a great way to tribute any special person who has passed.)
 
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Step 1: Materials.

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-Binder
-card-stock
-dividers
-college ruled paper
-transparent binder pockets
-pictures
-writing utensils
-adhesive of some sort
-fabric
-appliques 
-any decorating material

Step 2: Mend.

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If you are working with a binder that is a little old, you might want to mend the creases, edges, etc. I'd pick Duct Tape that is similar to the color of the binder. Don't forget to tape the inside as well. Be creative. :)

If you are planning on covering the binder with fabric, don't mind the color. 

Nahual (author) 2 years ago
Thanks. :)
Very cute gift idea!