- Sophie &Friends
Schools around the corner and thanks to all of your requests and my love for duct tape, I have created a quick and simple folder project for you. Start the semester on the right foot, by storing all of those important papers in your sturdy and stylish duct tape folder.
You will need to start by creating a piece of duct tape fabric. I pre-made my sheet to be 18 inches long by 9 inches wide.
To Create the pocket: Fold the fabric up on to itself about 6 inches. Remember that this needs to hold a piece of paper so you want to be sure to have at least 11 1/2 inches left after you fold. Create a crease at the fold.
Seal the edge of the pocket. Seal each edge of your pocket with a strip of duct tape the same length as your pocket. Start your tape at the top edge of your pocket. Place half the width of the tape on the front side of your pocket. Be careful not to seal the top edge of the pocket shut, or the paper will not slide in.
Flip the project over and seal the back edge of the pocket. You will be doing this with the remaining half of your strip of tape.
Tear another piece of tape the same length as the area without the pocket. Place this strip from the top of the pocket to the top of the sheet of fabric.
Add that strip of duct tape to the edge of your folder. This strip should start at the top edge of the pocket. Again, be careful not to seal the pocket shut. This provides some extra strength for when you punch your holes.
Seal the opposite side of your pocket in the same manner.
Trim any excess.
In order to determine where to punch your holes: Lay your folder inside your binder. Measure with your finger where the holes should go and mark a spot with a sharpie.
Punch holes where you have marked.
Get as creative as you would like with your embellishments, personalize it, start a theme, write your name, have fun!
As you can tell I am one of those people with a gazillion craft ideas, but even creative folks like me need a little inspiration. Which is why I participate in weekly blog Link Parties. They are a great way for me to share my crafts and ideas with others and I get to see what other bloggers are up to as well.
This craft was shared at the following parties:
UnCommon Design: Monday Funday
That's What Che Said
Keeping It Simple