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How to make pretty file folders from one sheet of paper

Make Pretty File Folders From One Sheet of Paper

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Cut a 12" x 12" piece of decorative paper into two pieces: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 11 1/2".

Cut a 12" x 12" piece of decorative paper into two pieces: 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" and 3 1/2" x 11 1/2".

Place the largest piece inside a manila folder (there should be space on the left and right edge) and trace top edge with a pencil.

Place the largest piece inside a manila folder (there should be space on the left and right edge) and trace top edge with a pencil.

Cut 1/8" in from your traced pencil line.

Cut 1/8" in from your traced pencil line.

I'd desired, ink distress the edges with a blending tool or sponge.

I'd desired, ink distress the edges with a blending tool or sponge.

Use glue stick or strong tape runner adhesive to adhere paper to front of folder.

Use glue stick or strong tape runner adhesive to adhere paper to front of folder.

Now trace the back flap of the folder onto the smaller paper.

Now trace the back flap of the folder onto the smaller paper.

Cut 1/8" from traced line.

Cut 1/8" from traced line.

Ink edges, if desired, and adhere to inside of folder.

Ink edges, if desired, and adhere to inside of folder.

Add a label to your pretty folder.

Add a label to your pretty folder.

This is a great way to use up extra scrapbook paper and to liven up the office! For more ideas and inspiration visit my blog at AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com

  • 12" x 12" decorative paper
  • Regular manila file folder
  • Adhesive
  • Distress ink, optional
  • Scissors