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a fun back-to-school DIY…

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

Back-to-school season is in full swing! As a kid, one of my favorite things about heading back to school was getting all my supplies together and decorating my binders. So, if you have kids who just started school or are gearing up to head back soon, here's a fun DIY to help get them excited and ready to go…

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

You'll need…
adhesive vinyl
– scissors
binder
water bottle
pencil case (ours is from the dollar section)

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

Here's how…
1. Cut strips of the vinyl into various widths.
2. Peel and stick to your project (could be a water bottle, notebook, binder, etc).
3. If you want to insert photos onto the cover of your binder, use tape to secure the photo inside the clear pocket of the cover.
4. Measure vinyl strips to "frame" the photos, then peel and stick!

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

A Fun Back-To-School DIY... / via Oh Joy!

There you have it! It's super simple but instantly makes a pencil case, water bottle, or binder more colorful, cheerful, and creative. Plus, you can add one of our Erin Condren x Oh Joy! planners to the mix! 

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

2 comments

  1. While all your projects with vinyl are super cute, have you ever been worried about using a product that is supposedly pretty toxic? From the workers that make it being exposed to some pretty nasty stuff, to the end user who could be exposed to chemicals from off-gassing, it seems pretty sketchy. I try to always stay away from it, better safe than sorry, especially around kids. Do you have any info on why you are comfortable suggesting using vinyl in a ton of your projects? I don’t think you have ever addressed the safety concerns around it? I would like to try some of these projects, but the vinyl use puts me off them every time. Thanks!

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