Thursday, August 14, 2014

DIY Preppy Binder Covers (Back to school series)

The school year is quickly approaching, so in this tutorial I will show you how to make your own Lilly Pulitzer binder Covers. I made my binder covers in a bunch of my favorite Lilly Pulitzer patterns.
Step 1: Google your favorite patterns and find a picture that would work for the background.
Step 2: Copy and paste the pattern into Microsoft word

 Step 3: Re-size the image to fit the entire page

Step 4: Insert a custom text box, and type anything you want!

Step 5: (optional) I like to change the color of the text box to match the pattern I chose. Also I play around with different fonts, and effects to make it even cuter!

If your looking to add a little more prep to your binder, I added Vineyard Vines whales to mine! Here's how!
Step 1: Complete your binder cover using all of the steps above, your cover should look like this.
Step 2: Google Vineyard Vines whale, Vineyard Vines logo, etc. to find your favorite!

Step 3: Copy and paste your favorite into Microsoft word, make sure your text wrapping is "In front of text" so your whale is on top of the Lilly background. If your having trouble getting rid of the white background behind the whale use this image: found here.

Step 4: (optional) I added a border to my text box and tried to match the text box fill close to the Vineyard Vines whale color.
TA DA! Your finished and whale prepped for school ;)
Here's what my binders look like.

Comment if you would like to see a tutorial for the sides or the whale stickers!
Thanks for reading!
xo, Abby


  1. So cute! What a great tutorial..
    Cathleen//Classy Cathleen

  2. I would love to see the tutorials for the whale sticker and the side! Such cute ideas

  3. please post the whale stickers����

  4. Awesome! Would love to see the side and whale sticker tutorial! <3

  5. Ahh, these ideas are so perfect! I need to make these so my school supplies can be adorable.

  6. Love it and would loooove to see the other tutorials too! ♡

  7. Yes please! Whale sticker and side tuts would be FAB!!!

  8. I love this! I'm having trouble with the whale part though!

  9. What are you having trouble with? Hopefully I can help!

    1. I can't find a whale that is cropped to the right size so it doesn't have all the white around it!

  10. I've got you covered! 😉 Just added a link to a photo where the whale has no background. Let me know if this fixed your problem!

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  12. Do you think you can do the tutorials for the siding and whale stickers asap? I want to have my preppy school supplies finished before my school starts. Thank you, Abby! You're the best!

  13. Please share for the whale stickers! Would love to know how to do that!!!
    xoxo, Jamie

  14. Please do the whale tutorial!!

  15. How do you resize it so the image isn't all stretched out?

    ♥, Brooke

  16. Would love to see how to make the whale stickers! :o)


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