Customizing Your Flex Binders

When you have multiple notebooks and binders that are the same color, you run the risk of mixing them up.

I have done that many a time with my flex binders. So the way I have differentiated them is by putting different patterned duct tape on the covers.

So far the only two I need to tell apart are my two black ones. And the way I’ve done that is by putting a sheet of pink zebra print duct tape on one and blue/purple/gray camo duct tape horizontally across the other.

I’ve also customized my Mead Shopping OrganizHer notebook (aka the Mini Flex). Because they only come in two colors, pink and purple, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to change the cover. AND I FINALLY CAME UP WITH SOMETHING!!! Autumn is my favorite season and I’ve wanted to give my mini flex a fall makeover.

Ideally, I would have liked a solid vinyl placemat, but the only ones I’ve found are woven ones. I got a placemat from the dollar store. I measured it, cut it, hemmed it so it wouldn’t fray, and attached it to the pink cover with Velcro ® dots.

Mini Flex Cover

I also had another Flex product to play with. It’s not a binder, but more of a folder. It has the same rings that the binders have, but it doesn’t fold back. Anyways! Before I cut a regular flex binder down, I experimented with this folder. I cut it down so that it would fit paper from those small legal pads. It’s slightly smaller than the mini flex.

Mini Flex Small Legal Pad (1)

Mini Flex Small Legal Pad (2)

I probably won’t use this one, and will gift it to a friend who loves the color orange.

My friend, Melanie, was thinking about taking a flex binder as a travel notebooks (okay, okay, I was trying to convince her), but she wanted something more compact. So, this naturally gets into my subconscious and a few hours after she left my house, I was thinking “What if she bought her own mini flex and just cut it down?”


My white flex has a damaged cover (which is why I only paid $1.97 for on clearance!), so I cut it do to mini flex size first, and then cut it skinnier to fit those magnetic refrigerator note pads.

Mini Flex Fridge Notepad (1)

Mini Flex Fridge Notepad (2)

I send the pictures to her, and she loves it! So I’ll be making one for her to take on her upcoming trip.

© Cori Large 13 Sept 2015

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Asheli Godfrey
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 10:44:21

    That is awesome! I love your fall leaves!


  2. Monika Celly
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 13:18:49

    Love those fall leaves. You are so creative.


  3. Cynthia
    Sep 30, 2015 @ 18:25:07

    What a great idea. I love personalizing things I use all the time!


  4. Patranila
    Oct 01, 2015 @ 13:00:03

    Great idea. I have several small notebooks that are the same color and I’m always grabbing the wrong one!


  5. Mack
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 12:44:53

    I think you should become familiar with my favorite journal, paper, pens, system. You can profusely thank me.


    • caendicott
      Oct 26, 2015 @ 12:49:14

      I’ve looked into the disc bound systems in the past. It wasn’t mentioned in this post, but in previous Flex Binder posts, the whole line up with top and middle rings of a standard 3 ring binder. The mini flex is more useful to me than scrapping what I already have and purchasing an entire new system.


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