Just a fun easy tutorial on how to turn Capital Drab into amazing fab. From vintage to indie, preppy to dark, or maybe a fun retro style? This is for you. It's also nice to instead of do away with old notebooks, to also design them.
Find an old binder (Or new!) that's solid colored.
Next find Construction paper, Scissors, glue, Magazine Pages (Depending on which style your going through)
Make A small background. Me, I crumbled up plain beige construction paper, drew lines and added buttons.
Position the background accent exactly where you would want it to be. Maybe you only want a certain part to show? (This will be mostly covered.)
Cut out magazine clippings. Start glueing them onto the binder. Make them collage-ish. Add buttons or fabrics, depending on what you have or want.
On the inside I decided to rip out the plastic paper keepers, so I added my own. (backs or magz and cardstock type paper works well)
And voila! a vintage, indie binder(: I added a name plate because I think they make the binders more personal, and have that older paperbag feel.