YI've been wanting a coupon binder ever since I've seen them all over Facebook and I've been trying to win one loaded with coupons to no avail.
Sooo...being the sewer and crafter that I am, I have made my own from things I already had in my house!
You heard me right....No Cost!
I had recently cleaned out my sewing room and gave away many of my quilting magazines that I kept neatly in binders. I had at least 4-5 3" binders left over by the time I was through clearing out the magazines I didn't need anymore.
I combined those with a few items below that I already had in around my house
|3 ring 3" binder|
|Cardstock and page protectors|
I had looked at the store for the inserts that are usually used to make a coupon binder, but I didn't like what I saw and how much they cost. I could have ordered some online, but that would take time and too much money.
So I made some up to match the coupon sizes that I needed. I placed a piece of cardstock into a page protector, made sure it was all the way to the bottom in and all the way to the left side. Then I started measuring and marking my sew and cut lines.
|Sew along both sides of paper|
|Sew on solid lines, cut on dotted only through the plastic|
|Remove the cut part between the dotted lines|
|Make sure to cut out parts on both sides of the pages|
You can see I've made pages for all different size coupons!
Next I taped some index tabs (that I have had sitting in a drawer for at least 5 years) to the pages to label the sections accordingly:
Clothing, Restaurant, Goodwill and Reward coupons
Fry's store coupons, food, cleaning, health and beauty
Then manufacturers coupons:
Health and Beauty
Dental and first-aid
Here are some of my finished pages!
I also printed out some helpful Grocery lists to put in the clear front cover of my binder.
I have also made a Master Grocery List of all the products I use in my house.
You can view it here:
I use this list to mark coupons I am in need of.
I update it and post it weekly on Facebook and on coupon trading pages like
It is wonderful to have a place to swap coupons I don't need, for coupons I really want.
I also send out expired coupons to
Let me know what you think or leave me any question you have about making your own!
If I get enough comments on this post...
I think I will make one for a lucky reader!!!
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