Sunday, March 22, 2009

Customized Garden Binders

I have been collecting clippings from magazines for years. I cut out words and letters all the time. I also cut out interesting pictures of anything that might work for me later on. Of course, I cut out flower and landscape pics as well. I do this for the purpose of creating journal pages and customizing binders.




This one is for my perennials. I haven't added anything inside yet but plan to keep my plant maps, plant lists, culture info, and yearly notes inside.



I already have an iris binder and plan to create a vegetable binder and shade garden binder soon.

It's a lot of fun to put these together. I use BHG magazine often for this. I suggest you give it a try for a fun way to decorate your garden binders.

11 comments:

RainGardener said...

Sounds like a great idea. I use to cut out things too for ads. Now I do florals sometimes for cards.

Joanne said...

What a pretty way to personalize your binders. When my children were very, very young, I would cut out magazine pictures and fill up inexpensive blank photo albums, turning them into sturdy, custom picture books. Thanks for bringing back the memory!

Alice Joyce said...

Love this idea!

Meems said...

Hi Flowergirl,
I do a similar thing with my 3-ring binder for gardening information. I try to keep all my information (garden maps,veggie garden spread sheets,plant profiles, etc) in one binder with tabbed dividers though.

Thank you for picking my blog as one of your favorites on Blotanical. I've enjoyed finding your blog and looking around here. Glad for you to get to go back home.
You are very creative!
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

GardenJoy4Me said...

Can you come over here and help me get organized like this too please ? LOL
This is a great idea ! .. I don't know what I do all winter when I could be doing something like this, darn !

JGH said...

These are so pretty. I could definitely use a few binders with photos of years past to remind me that yes, spring will eventually show up and something will bloom! It's taking a long time this year.

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

This reminds me very of of when I used to deco FBs! If you've heard of them, great! If not, never mind! :)

Linzi said...

What a lovely, personal, creative thing to do! Clever girl! It looks lovely!

Linzi x x

Shey said...

It is lovely! You are very creative. You mixed and matched your clippings so well.

Kudos to you!

TC said...

Even though I'm not into that type of craft, I can appreciate the joy and happiness others get from it. And I appreciate pretty things as well, your journals are definitely pretty!

Marisol said...

I LOVE YOUR GARDEN BINDERS!!!!!!!!! They are so happy looking! I've always loved making collages with pretty images. I will definitely make one of these! =)