Monday, August 24, 2015

Monogram Binder DIY {Bloggers Go Back to School Linkup}

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!

6 comments:

  1. These are so cute! I love having cute binder covers and I'll definitely do something similar to this with my binders! Thanks for sharing!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Alyson! I think they add a bit of sunshine into long school days!

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  2. Yay! No photoshop needed! Thank you!

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    1. Yes! Trust me, it took such a long time for me to figure this one out so I figured I had to share with y'all!

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  3. Thank you! You won't believe how much time I spent looking for this!

    ♥, Brooke
    www.livethepreplife.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad I could help Brooke! Yes, I did the same thing! For the amount of times I see monogrammed binder covers, you think there would be more DIYs on it!

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