This is a repost from last year…. but it goes along as a viable option for creating a creative organizer! See idea #1 here

One Micheal’s binder found at the Okotoks Scrapbook Convention on give away table.

First step is covering the outside.
I used one of my all time very very favorite scrapbooking papers EVER.
By Basic Grey.
I cut the paper to fit the width of the sides but left it long on the ends so I could fold it over.

The way to get the nice tight edges is to use a bone folder if you have one. (if you don’t a marker or your hand will work.)

I left little spaces on the edges where the binder folds so that the paper will not get bunched up and moved around.

To cover the corners you use a wonderful special tape called Book Binding tape. Mine is from Autumn leaves. And i just love it.!! It’s my third role I’ve gone through.

I added another cute striped paper on the inside.

Here is what it looks like at the end of the process.
Trash to Treasure: mini album 2

another view….
Trash to Treasure: mini album

So now I could turn it into a mini album or a creative organizer. Either way, it was FREE!