12 Laminator DIY Projects Ideas That You Can Do Easily at Home

Laminator, something that we are all familiar with but are not sure how to make the most out of this useful machine. Herein, DIY projects are something that anyone can do themselves, all you need is the right amount of information.

Curious about how to do some DIY projects?

Man, I will be glad to share some of the projects that I know of which can quickly be done at home. There are loads of projects that you can do yourself using the laminator.

Keep one thing in mind before I move on to the central segment of the article. You will have to use a plastic wrap on the document that you will be preserving as the project.

Without further due, let's move on to the main part of the article. Below are my 12 favorite laminator DIY projects idea that you can do easily.

1. Baby Mementos 

If you are a parent, you will surely know how valuable every single thing of your baby is. Tossing those valuables in a drawer is not safe at all. Here is where the laminator comes to the rescue.

Laminating them will prolong their life and ensure that all the memories of your babies are safely stored.

2. Kids Artwork

The drawings made by kids have such innocence in them, wouldn't you agree? This is why storing them while your kids grow up is a fantastic thing to do. However, papers in which usually kids draw, don't take aging very well.

Storing them in a file helps but the paper will discolor over time, and eventually, the drawing will start to fade. Which is why laminating their work is one of the best things that you can do.

3. Diet Chart 

Writing your diet chart on a piece of paper will always be a pain in the ass. As you are going to use the paper a lot, for which I am 100% sure you will need to rewrite the paper every once a while.

Who likes writing the diet chart again and again, right? Which is why it would be best if you laminate your Diet Chart so that no matter how many times you bring the chart out or where you store it, the chart remains new for quite a long time.

4. Food Plan for the Week 

Are you one of those guys who likes every single thing organized? One only thing out of place is enough to frustrate you?

Then I am 100% sure that you must have a meal planner which you use to keep a record of the calories that you are taking. Let me give you a bright idea.

The planner must be written on some piece of paper, right? Take that paper and slide it down the laminator. It will preserve the paper, and wanna know what’s the best part? It will add a shiny effect on the paper. Neat, isn’t it?

5. Certificates 

This is probably the last thing you want to damage in any way. Certificates at the end of the day is a piece of paper which will start to rot eventually. What can you do to prevent that?

Laminate the damn thing. It will save you the pain of damaging a hard-earned certificate which took away hundreds of hours from your life.

6. Flowers 

Found a pretty looking flower? Keeping it in between books was the old school way of doing things. Let me tell you the new way of storing your flower away.

Use a laminator to laminate the flower and use this as a decorative piece in your living room. Quite unique, right?

7. Place Mats

Want new placemats, but you are low on budget? Why not make them yourself? You can turn any piece of paper into one, all you need is a laminator.

The plastic wrap will protect the paper surface and is easy to wipe off anything from the surface with a piece of cloth.

8. Bookmarks

Why waste money on a bookmark when you can simply make one for your own. If you have the privilege of making one then why not go for it?

All you have to do is get a nice-looking image from the internet, print it out and pass it through the laminator, boom! You have a beautiful bookmark.

9. School Schedule 

Tired of getting your kids making a mess of their school schedule? Why not use that laminating machine that you have laying around! Once you have laminated the piece of paper, there is no way your kids will crumble at by accident.

10. Photos

Photos are something this is the dearest to us, and I am pretty sure all of us try our best not to ruin them. Even after trying hard to preserve those dear photos somehow along the line they get damaged.

Does the question arise, "what can I do to prevent such unwanted event?" If yes, then the answer is straightforward, laminate them. By doing so, you are making sure your photos are safe and out of harm's way.

Also Read: How To Become A Photographer

11.  Cards

Nothing screams to a person, “You are important” than a handmade card. This is one of the sweetest gestures one can make for their loved ones.

Cards can easily get damaged due to several factors one of them being water. As soon as the paper comes in contact with water, all your hard work will wash away.

This is why laminating your card when you pass it on is the best way to make sure your loved one has the card stored safely and soundly.

12. Labels for Baskets

Having kids are lovely, isn't it? But the mess they make of the house can get to anyone's nerves. To keep that mess to a minimum, we usually give our kids a basket to store their belongings.

But wait, that can cause problems in times as your kids might mix their baskets with their siblings one’s or any other basket laying around at your place. This is why you should label those baskets.

For labels, you can use cartoons or colorful pictures which you can later print, laminate and then stick to the basket. By doing so, your kids are always going to know which basket belongs to whom by looking at the cartoons.

Final Thoughts 

The possibility is endless if you own a laminator. Every single paper that you think is important can easily be stored away with just a press of a button.

So, what will you do with your laminator? The possibilities are endless.

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