Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to School: Fabulous Dividers

Back to school doesn't have to be drab. I got the kids back to school supply list and to my dismay dividers are stupid expensive for flimsy plastic with tabs, besides the fact that they are sooooo drab and boring. OUT with the drab and in with the FAB!!! So if you want to save a little money and add personality and utility to your binder it will only take a few moments and a few items.

This is what you need....

3 hole punch
Paper Trimmer
Corner Rounder
Your favorite strong paper adhesive
File Folders

bone folder

1. Hole punch folded side of all folders.
2. Cut 1/2 - inch off of top edge of file folder.
3. Use the corner rounder to soften the edges of the folders...makes it look "normal" again.
4. With folder open fold top left corner in at a 45 degree angle and crease (this is where the pencil and bone folder can come into play, bone folder can help give a super crisp edge...and you can use the first folder as a template for the remaining folders by tracing the angle onto the others...this will also act as scoring tool. :) win win win!) Affix the fold in place by adding adhesive. Apply a line of adhesive along the bottom front edge of folder and close folder pressing to seal bottom of folder.

Tah dah... You are all ready to get organized in style! I made a set for each kid...they were a little jealous when I pulled out these cute bright and bold folders though...ooooops. :) Enjoy your pocket dividers!