I come across so many great ideas from all over blogland of different projects that would make great gift ideas and home decor accessories. I can’t just save them to favorites on my computer; I need to be able to see the tutorials and instructions on paper. So, I started printing them out.
This also allows me to know who to credit the project to if and/or when I posted my own. The problem started to become having all these print outs that were getting stuck in a drawer.
I got a large white binder that had the clear plastic on the front, so you could insert a title page, but where I inserted some scrapbook paper.
I also got tabbed dividers. I glued scrapbook paper to the fronts of these as well as to the tab portion. I then used our Brother label maker to print out a title for each section. Since the label itself is clear, it allows the decorative paper to show through the title. I currently have the dividers labeled as “Gifts”, “Home Decor”, and “Crafts”, to be added to or change as I gather more inspiration.
It’s difficult to see in the pictures, but I then used stickers to put “Blog Projects” on the front of the binder and down the binding I put “Ideas”. I can now keep all these inspirational posts stored and organized! It will fit neatly on a shelf in my craft closet and be right at my fingertips when I’m looking for a particular project.
I was delighted to see that Manuela at The Pleasures of Homemaking shared a post where she talked about her Household Notebook. Reading it, I realized the idea in my head for my binder was here for me to see in reality.
This type of binder/notebook comes in handy for many different things! Whether it’s your household information; one for each of your children’s school, medical and extra-curricular activities; craft projects; take-out menus; selling/buying a house; or maybe your interior decorating project. You can personalize this to your own needs and style.
Linking to Tatertots and Jello’s Weekend Wrap Up Party.