Saturday, July 23, 2011

How to make the Lilly Pulitzer binder covers

I have been getting a lot of questions on Tumblr about the Lilly Pulitzer binder covers that I made last year for school. Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to make them!!


Go onto Google and search for "Lilly Pulitzer desktop backgrounds", "Lilly Pulitzer wallpaper", etc. 


Drag the picture you want onto your desktop.


Turn the picture so that it's vertical.


Go onto Microsoft Word and type out the class name. Change the font/color to your liking (it's also cute when it matches the background). 


Screen shot and crop the class name picture.


Copy the picture so that it can go onto the Lilly pattern.


Paste it on the Lilly pattern, then adjust it and center it. 


Here is the finished product!!

I hope this helps everyone!!

xoxo, Hannah

37 comments:

  1. That is so cute and inventive. I might just try it! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. Ah thank you so much for sharing this!

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  3. Great idea! I might try it for this upcoming school year.

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  4. I cannot wait until the school year so I can my school supplies ready. This is just such a precious idea!!

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  5. I love these! Such a creative and unique idea. Can't wait to use them this fall!! Thank you.

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  6. Such an adorable way to decorate a binder! In my sorority we get to decorate the new members' handbooks and this would make the books look super cute. Thanks for the inspiration Hannah!

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  7. I love this! So simple yet the idea would've never come to me. I can't wait to get my books and binders for the fall semester so I can decorate them! (:

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  8. Can you tell me how you found your Frachie Strawberry desktop!? its ADORABLE

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  9. Loved these! Used them for my new classes and they worked out perfect. I just took the covers you had and pasted a colored box where you had your class title and added my class title.

    Way cute!

    xoxo
    Brie

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  10. Do you have to have a PC or Mac?

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    1. A Mac, but I bet if you have photoshop you can do it on on either!

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  11. This doesn't work on a PC! :(

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    1. Use the Paint app. Open up a blank project and create the label (whatever you are 'naming' your notebook), and save it. Click on EDIT, then select all. Click EDIT again, and COPY.

      X out of it. Open the Lilly wallpaper. You may have to rotate it by 90 degrees first!! Go to EDIT, PASTE. It should paste the "label" onto the Lilly background. From there, you can move the label to wherever on the print you want it! ENJOY!!

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    2. All you have to do for a PC is insert a text box. It'll let you change the text, color, font, and size of the box. So much simpler! Just do it all on Word.

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  12. LOVE this- I have gone crazy with it tonight! Thank you for the inspiration and how-to!

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  13. What font did you use??? I cant figure it out! ;(

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    1. It's called Honey Script and I downloaded it online

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  14. What do you print the design on? Thanks!

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    1. Just regular paper! You slide it into the plastic binder cover.

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    2. Oh! I think I was just trying to complicate things:) Thank you

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  15. hey. i love this idea but when i was going tot he part where u copy the word "Ap English", it wouldn't let me copy, like that wasn't one of the options.... HELP!

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  16. how do u download lily prints from the website?

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  17. I just finished mine! they turned out great, thanks for the helpful tutorial!

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  18. Tried it on my PC and it totally worked! Love it! Thanks for the amazing idea & tutorial!

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  19. The only thing I couldn't do with my PC was copy the text onto the print but I just printed it separately, cut it out, and glue it down! They're precious and so easy! Thanks

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  20. I'm having trouble screen shooting the image to my background! Anyone want to enlighten me on this issue?? I have a Mac so I know it's possible!

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  23. Can you give a tutorial for the binder edges?!?! I love this idea but wish to have a way to do the edges in the same lilly pattern that I chose!(: Thanks!

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  25. Hi ,ISs there away to get the sane desing set up for microsoft computer

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  26. I am using a PC and I have it set up but cant get it to print as a full page its just tiny! Help!

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  27. Can you show us your finished project in the binder? Thanks

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  28. Thanks so much! Such a cute idea.

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  29. I couldn't get the whole "screenshot and crop class name from picture" to copy it on the .jpeg LP wallpaper. I don't think it works on a PC like it does on a Mac.

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  30. When I try to enlarge my design once i finished personalizing to its normal size it needs to be to fit my binder it it makes everything blurry. Anyone have any ideas on hoe to fix this?

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