Weekend Project: ‘Office’ Folders

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or while away a bit of time in a mindful creative way, why not make yourself some old-fashioned-style office folders to keep your papers in order?

Ingrid van Willenswaard, of the blog Ing-Things, has created this lovely (and very easy to boot) make-it-yourself for us. “This resembles an office folder that I once found in France,” says Ingrid. “It was such a beautiful old-fashioned design, with a marbled-paper cover. You can see a glimpse of the folder on the picture below; it’s the third from the bottom. I’ve used the folder for years: as I have stacks of drawings, I need to keep everything in folders so as to keep some sort of order!”

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  • Take two pieces of card in your desired size. I made one in A4, and one in A5, but it can be any format you want.
  • The thicker pages from the Flow Book for Paper Lovers are perfect for this by the way. (This paper was designed by Jurianne Matter.)
  • You can stick a piece of cardboard to the paper too if you want – as I did with the larger folder.
  • Make the holes using a hole punch or simply by yourself, to your desired spacing.
  • Thread some ribbon or string through the holes. Be as creative as you like in what you use.

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The good thing about these folders is that you can use as much paper as you like – even a large pile of it. And you can also fill them with other paperwork or papery things: but you have to admit, a folder full of drawings is much nicer than a folder full of admin.

I wish you lots of (tidying and stacking) fun!