This is a little weekend DIY Project we did a few years back: file holders made from recycled paper boards! :)
(Oh yes! That’s the floor of our house. It’s made up bamboo slits! ♥)
It’s pretty straight forward actually. It’s just a matter of getting one of your paper file holders (or you can get one from a local bookstore for about less that Php50.00) and use that as a pattern.
Find unused cardboard boxes or any thick sturdy boards large enough for your chosen file holder pattern.
Trace the pattern on your chosen boards; making sure that the folded parts of the board at least match the places where the file holder will eventually fold.
A scissor or a cutter? Take your pick. But either way, make sure either tools are heavy duty or study or at least strong enough to bite through the thickness of your boards. These recycled boards were really thick and were a challenge to cut through with my simple crafting scissors and cutter.
After that cutting, fold up your newly cut pattern into your new file holder.
You can choose to reinforce it by taping up some of the edges like we did here.
Then you can paint it anyway you like (used excess white paint lying around the house), cover it with a fancy paper you like, do a montage, or even a Mod Podge (which I’d love to try too, some time)! ♥
You can be creative with it. Vary the size depending on your organizing needs—generally the size of the folders its going to hold.
Great project for kids too, but they will need assistance with the cutting. The decorating part of this DIY project will surely be a winner for them. :)
If you tried this DIY Recycling project out, take a picture and leave a link to show us what you’ve done… so we can applaud you in your creative accomplishment and share the inspiration around. :)