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!
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:
- Measure and draw lines on a regular size flex binder to mark 6 inches wide (include the ring mechanism) and 9 inches long.
- Using scissors, cut the back and front cover plastic and the fabric spine along the marked lines.
- 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.
- If you have a corner rounder punch, you can round the corners off.
- And voila! You not have a mini flex, in whatever color you wish, and in whatever ring size you prefer!