Guide-to-Style

DIY Binder Covers

I got some asks about how to make binder covers like my Lilly Pulitzer ones so here is a little tutorial for you all! It really doesn’t take long at all once you’ve found a pattern you like so I hope you try it out. Things look so much better when they’re organized.

Required Time: 5-10 minutes
Required Materials: A computer (preferably with the Paint program), paper, and a color printer

Part 1: Finding a Template:

Go on Google images, Yahoo search, etc. and search “Lilly Pulitzer binder covers,” “polka dot binder covers,” or anything of the sort. A bunch of them will pop up, some of them blank, some of them with writing in the text box. I’ll show you how to work with either, so save any templates you like as picture files.

Part 2A: Editing a Blank Template:

Go on http://www.fotor.com and open up your picture in the editor. Go to “add text” and choose whatever color and font you like, making sure that you center it as best you can in the text box. Save the picture, open it in a photo viewer, and select the “full page” when you go to print it. Ta-da!

Part 2B: Editing a Template with Text:

This is where having Paint comes in. Open Paint and open the template. In the control bar, select the “eraser” option, set it to the biggest size, and set both the primary and secondary colors to white. Go over any text lettering in white until it’s a blank template for you to use. Save the picture and go to http://www.fotor.com and open up your picture in the editor. Go to “add text” and choose whatever color and font you like, making sure that you center it as best you can in the text box. Save the picture, open it in a photo viewer, and select the “full page” when you go to print it. Ta-da!

Let me know if you need any help or clarification! Best of luck finding pretty prints!

BONUS: Some of my favorite template searches:

Vera Bradley
Vineyard Vines
Lilly Pulitzer
Preppy
Pretty
Monogrammed
Seasonal

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Tanee Clothing shirt c/o Modella Clothing, Missguided skirt, Urge footwear shoes

Hello my loves! I’m finally back and working on getting back into a normal posting routine. My laptop is back and kind of working and I’m getting on top of everything I lost and missed while I was away, including re-shooting this cute little top (it’s seriously the best).  And working out how to use this new Tumblr. It’s so ew and confusing and I’m not coping :((((( This whole broken laptop x Tumblr thing is stressful. 

Other than stressing and freaking out, I’ve been using my last month of holidays going on cute coffee dates and chilling with friends. Yesterday Tanya and I did yoga and got bendy in the middle of the City with Benefit Cosmetics and it was so much fun/slightly embarrassing. And crushing over Rihanna’s i-D Magazine cover and Kendall Jenner at Paris Fashion Week - both are so fab.

Just a little reminder for you Brisbane chicks: my Westfield Chermside giveaway closes tomorrow, so if you want to win a $200 voucher, you need to head over to Instagram now and share one of the photos of me in my Chermside gear. 

Kate xx

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