Here’s the first of several DIY’s which will eventually be used in my kitchen command centre.
In our house, we seem to have a lot of paper accumulate… bills, flyers, coupons, magazines, calendars, take-out menus, cards, brochures, receipts, lists… you get the idea. I need somewhere to put it all!
The waterfall pocket folder is a great solution because it is compact and takes advantage of vertical space. Also, it was quick to make (took about 15 minutes) and the materials were inexpensive (all coming from the dollar store).
Thanks to The Silver Lining for the idea!
Here’s how to make it.
Step 1: Gather your materials
- File folders (the legal size will give you more storage space)
- Decorative paper
- Duct tape
Step 2: Adorn your folders
I wanted to jazz up the appearance of the folders so I used scrapbooking paper. Don’t worry about having it go all the way to the edges, these will be covered with duct tape. You can save this step if you like the plain look of the folders or if you’ve found some in bright colours or fun patterns. Side bar: I cut off the tabs along the top of the folders so I would have nice, clean lines.
Step 3: Tape your top edges
Use your duct tape to tape along the top edge of the front cover of each folder. For the bottom folder, also place tape along the bottom edge. For the top folder, also place tape along the top edge of the back cover.
Step 4: Glue your folders together
You’ll want to nest your folders so that the backs of all the folders are together in behind. The fronts of the folders are what are used to make the pockets.
Step 5: Tape your side edges
Now to hold it all together, create a border by using duct tape along the side edges.
There you have it! A quick, easy and inexpensive paper storage solution that you can personalize to match the decor in your home.