When I discovered regular flex binders came with bigger rings, I had an idea for a DIY mini flex.

I’ve been using Mini Flex binders since I first discovered them. I wished the rings were a bit bigger. You can only fit so much in one of these. I purchased a 5-subject flex binder, that had rings 2 inches wide. DOUBLE that of a regular Mead OrganizHer Shopping Companion (aka the Mini Flex).

While the bigger rings does make the whole notebook a little more awkward, I’m finding myself using it more because I have so much paper in it. If I want to make a new list, or brainstorm an article, or writing blogging notes, I’m not worried about running out of paper!

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I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it works for me.

To make your own mini flex, if you don’t want to buy one off Amazon, or if you want bigger rings:

  1. Measure and draw lines on a regular size flex binder to mark 6 inches wide (include the ring mechanism) and 9 inches long.
  2. Using scissors, cut the back and front cover plastic and the fabric spine along the marked lines.
  3. When it comes it to ring mechanism, this is where it gets tricky. I used my poultry scissors to cut through this thicker plastic. Pruning shears may work as well. Just be VERY CAREFUL when trying to cut through this part.
  4. If you have a corner rounder punch, you can round the corners off.
  5. And voila! You not have a mini flex, in whatever color you wish, and in whatever ring size you prefer!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jay Colby
    Mar 22, 2017 @ 08:53:00

    Another creative and beautiful creation from you!


  2. candy
    Mar 22, 2017 @ 11:02:43

    Getting out my pruning shears and have to go find my round corner punch. After that I am all set and ready to make this


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