Decorative File Folders DIY

February 03, 2012

Redemption at last!  Finally a reason why I saved scraps of wallpapers of rooms and houses past (and present).

A bottom drawer of my guest bath holds 40 (!) years of wallpaper scraps.
I loved the way they turned out.
I used this simple tutorial found here.    I cut the wallpaper a little larger than the folder and then folded it in half.  Outdoors I opened the folder and sprayed it with Alene's Tacky Spray Glue, then lined them up together and smoothed it out.  I used a rotary cutter and mat to cut along the straight sides of the folder edges and used scissors around the tab.

Very easy, very fast and very pretty!  But mostly I like that I'll be able to see my old wallpapers every day!
Pin It

You Might Also Like


  1. Very good idea. And very thank you that you described how to make it. So good job. so good looking. Best warm wishes....

  2. Decorative folders are really great. And with this example, you can do some decorative folders with a unique touch.

  3. Excellent idea!


You make my day when you make a comment!


afghan Alana Dakos ally pally ambassador Amy Herzog Ankestrick Arte Italica baby Baby Cocktails bakelite baking berry picking Best Friday of the Month best of Ravelry Big Sur blue transferware book review books boutique brook cables California candy child children children's activities Christmas Christmas crafts Christmas knitting cleaning collections cookie cutters cookies cooking craft Crafts crochet cross-stitch day trip decluttering decorating designer spotlight discount diy dog dolls Easter eau de vie Elizabeth Bradley Elizabeth Zimmerman embroidery entertaining Facebook fall fall decorating fall garden family featured first car fit flower arranging flowers free pattern Friday night party group friends funny Fur garden gardening Giants Gifted Hostess give-away giveaway gluten free gourmet group Halloween herbs holiday home how to set up a party group jewelry Kaffe Fassett KAL Kim Hargreaves kitting Knit Picks knitting laundry Le Jacquard Francais Little French Knits Los Altos lunch Mailbu Making Things Marie Wallin Martin Storey menu minimalism money talk mosaic movies my house my patterns my town nails needlepoint needles October challenge Octoberfest ollalie organizing original design outdoor seating owl party prep pear peg dolls pies pomegranates poncho preview quilting recipe recycling redwork review roses Rowan San Francisco Sarah Hatton sewing sewing room tour shawl shopping shower social media softie spring spring garden stash Stitches West summer summer garden summer knitting Sunday Morning Swans Island table setting test test knit Thanksgiving Three Irish Girls TNNA tomatoes top 10 list toys travel tutorial twinning ufo Uncommon Threads vacation Valentine vegetable garden videos wedding winter garden wip Woolfolk yarn yarn for sale Ysolda