I have come up with a cheap file folder idea using a dish drainer. If you don’t have room for a file cabinet or just want something pretty and unique on your desk, you might try this project.
This is a colorful system for your home office.
I actually have a file cabinet, but it isn’t big enough for all that I need to file. All those bank statements, warranties and legal documents take up all the space there.
Why I Use A Dish Drainer For A Filing System:
This dish drainer filing system is fun to create and very cheap to DIY. I enjoyed the creativity of this project.
First I bought those plain file folders. I already had the dish drainer. Then I went online and started copying graphics I wanted to use in my project.
I was especially taken with the vintage graphics, so that’s mostly what I copied.
I created some file folders for holidays so I could slip decorating and craft ideas inside. This way when I need a decorating idea or instructions for craft project, I know just which month to go to!
Creating Decorated File Folders For My Cheap File Folder Idea:
I used glue to adhere the graphics and such to the file folders. And I embellished with paper ribbon, doilies, etc.
You are limited only by your imagination. This would be a fun project for children to keep their papers from school. Especially their artwork drawings.
But also anything else you might need, like papers, later on.
I doubt you’ll find a cheaper way to file important documents or simply decorating, craft and gardening ideas.
The Files Are A Perfect Fit:
The files fit perfectly inside the dish drainer. You might want to take a file folder with you to buy the dish drainer to make sure it is a good fit, as they come in varying sizes.
You may already have a dish drainer sitting around. Put it to a more creative use if you’re not draining dishes with it. A dish drainer can have a second life as a cheap file folder system.
Or if you want to buy a dish drainer, they’re pretty darned cheap to purchase. And I’ve provided a link for you.
What You Will Need:
- File folders
- Decorative graphics
- Scrapbook paper
- Dish drainer
Instructions For Cheap File Folder Idea:
Get your plain file folders together. Print off chosen graphics or acquire them some other way.
Arrange what you want to use on a file folder and see if it’s how you want to proceed. If so, then glue everything down. Embellish as desired.
Arrange your decorated file folders in the dish drainer and enjoy!