Yesterday I got out my paper scraps and started a craft project decorating file folders. I enjoy working with paper and washi tape. It is relaxing.
Well, except when I had to keep putting Ivy down because she wanted to play with my supplies.
You will need:
- Scrapbook paper
- Glue stick
- Washi tape
I didn’t take step by step photos, but it’s a pretty simple craft project. Pick out scrapbook paper to put inside the file folder.
The first one I made I decorated the whole inside top to bottom. But then I decided I could just cut a piece about 4-5 inches long and not use as much paper.
Lay the scrapbook paper underneath the file folder and trace around it with a pencil.
Cut out the scrapbook paper to fit inside, then glue it down with a glue stick or whatever adhesive you prefer to use.
Then choose another color of scrapbook paper for the outside of the file folder. Do the same.
Just to add a decorative touch, I cut another piece of paper horizontally to glue to the bottom of the front. This just adds a bit more color.
Then I selected various rolls of Washi tape and carefully laid each one down across the intersection of the two pieces of paper in front.
Then you’re done!
I decided to use this kitchen cutting board holder to hold my file folders. It was in my closet and I wasn’t using it for anything.
Remember, shop your house before you go buy something!
This project took about an hour.
Charlie & Ivy photos:
Here are a few love bug photos of Charlie and Ivy…
They seem to be getting closer every day. Ivy likes to love on her brother. I’m amazed he’s being still and letting her.
As you can see, Ivy is bigger than Charlie now. She’s about nine months old. I keep wondering how big she’s going to be when she’s full grown. Guess we’ll find out pretty soon.