Ring Binder Transformation/Altering

I love finding office supplies at the thrift store! Sometimes I’ll find postcards or a pile of unused notecards, but not often. I love all kinds of vintage paper finds, but thrifting them doesn’t happen that often around here. Though sometimes I’ll score a few sturdy ring binders. And I love me some ring binders! Like this green cardboard one, with a cute label. I think it’s nice, but it could be even nicer with a bit of transformation… So I set to work to transform it into something a bit more “me”, though still green.

Vintage Ring Binder Mechanism

When I was looking at it, laying on my desk, I did remember that I had a roll of Sticky Plastic Wrapping Paper on hand. I bought it because it was cheap and pretty (with green leaves), but with no idea on what to do with it. Why not dress up this ring binder then?

Sticky Plastic Wrapping Paper

Using this sticky wrapping paper is kind of tricky, but if you go slow you will get a decent result. I managed to add it to the cover, turn it around the edges and smooth it all down without any air bubbles (almost).

The Finished Leaf Binder

I think it turned out pretty darn cute, or what say you?