How To Design A 3 Ring Binder With Duct Tape

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How To Design A 3 Ring Binder With Duct Tape


How To Design A 3 Ring Binder With Duct Tape


It is back to school time !  With all of the expenses we incur at the beginning of the school year, why not find some ways to save?  Each year I purchase the basic of everything and only what the kids really need.  Usually I wait until a few days after school begins for another a list to come home before I buy more.  That way I can avoid over spending/buying.    Last year I purchased a few plain black  1″ 3 ring binders on clearance for about 20¢ each.  Of course, my daughter was not thrilled that they were plain black when I pulled them out the other day to get ready for school.  She is going into middle school and, well you know.

I was in Dollar Tree getting some school snacks and spotted their rolls of duct tape.  Lightbulb!    Note* the rolls are only $1  but they do not have nearly as much on them as a full roll.  I purchased two rolls and this was enough to do two binders.     Their selection was massive,  they had all kinds of prints and all kinds of cool bright colors !   Much better than buying full rolls in another store for $4 ea.  This way you can mix and match!

What You Need:

3 ring binder


Duct tape



That is it !    Total Cost $2.40  

Think of an idea or design,  cut your strips and utilize the edge of your table to help you.   The tape from Dollar Tree is not at all as sticky as real duct tape is, so there was no residue.    Another good thing is that the tape comes off the binder clean & easy if you have to move a piece.

Use a long strip along the opening edge of the binder to seal down all the ends, fold it over and press it down on the inside of the cover.

It literally took me about 5 minutes to do her’s,  cutting out the letters took the longest.

Try it out, let me know what you think and keep your eye out for more Duct Tape Decor !

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Melissa - Author at How To This And That is a Wife and Mom of 2 girls, a few pets and a couple egg layers in scenic Maine. Crazy about Social Media and using my blog to share recipes, DIY projects, resourceful tips & tricks. Thanks for being a part of it all.

9 thoughts on “How To Design A 3 Ring Binder With Duct Tape

  1. I am going to have to try this! With 3 kids in school, supplies become pretty expensive! Thanks for the idea!!!

  2. I love the Dollar Tree and the binder you did is awesome! I showed my kids and they are all wanting top do this! Thank you for sharing!

  3. My kids would love that – I’ll have to try it!

  4. would have never thought about this!

  5. adorable project

  6. This is a great idea and you saved so much money on it. Thank you, Jerri Davis

  7. sherry butcher says:

    I have colored binders but this idea to add duct tape is just great. I think I’s get one of the $1 rolls and have a go. Thanks for the directions.

  8. When I saw the title I thought the binder would be alll duct tape, not wrapped in duct tape.

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