It's Monday, which means I have another post as part of the Bloggers Go Back to School Linkup (hosted by Cathleen of Classy Cathleen and Nicole of Empire Styles). If you are new to the linkup, each week has a different theme relating to back to school (check out my posts on back to school fashion, organization, and my desk!). Week 4's theme is DIY and honestly I was kind of stumped! I'm not the biggest DIY girl and I don't spend any time crafting so I had no idea what to do for this week! But then I remembered last year I made Monogram Binder Covers and thought that would be perfect!
This time two years ago (before my freshmen year of high school), I wanted to make monogram binder covers like I saw on Pinterest (follow me here!). So I went online and searched for monogram binder covers. Unfortunately all that came up was templates (that I had no idea how to add my own monogram to) or Etsy shops that you have to pay for! Somehow, I managed to make them but last year, I was super determined to make my own and have it look good. Here is a tutorial of exactly what I did (that is similar to my Monogram Computer Background DIY post!)!
Step 1: Download a monogram font online (I used this one!)
Step 2: Open up PowerPoint
Step 3: Switch the slide from a horizontal angle to a vertical angle
Step 4: Get rid of all the text boxes on the slide
Step 5: Go online and find a background image (I used the Lilly Pulitzer print, Red Right Return) and save it to your downloads
Step 6: Drag the image from your downloads to your PowerPoint slide
Step 7: Adjust the image so it fits the entire slide
Step 8: Add a circle on top of your image
Step 9: In three separate text boxes add your first initial (uncapitalized), last initial (capitalized), and middle initial (uncapitalized)
Step 10: Change the font of your text to your monogram font
Step 11: Move your text to the circle
Step 12: Adjust the size and placement of your text
Step 13: Change the color of your text
Step 14: Change the color of your circle to white
Step 15: Add a rectangle to your image in the bottom corner
Step 16: Change the color of your rectangle to white
Step 17: Add a textbook for the description of what is in your binder
Step 18: Print your binder cover out and place in your binder!
Have you made a monogram binder cover before? Let me know in the comments!