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This easy to make DIY Notebook Organizer is the perfect craft to keep all those back to school papers in order. Simple & quick project to make with the kids.
Keeping paper organized in our homeschooling home is the largest task each year. I have most everything dialed out but the paper the kids use & create with is overwhelming. I’m all about using what I have on hand whenever possible. So in taking an inventory of my supplies, I decided that I would make them some notebook organizers with some simple supplies to help wrangle in the volume of projects they have in their work spaces.
I started out with a handful of file folder, some thick bakers twine, Scotch® Magic™ tape, Scotch® Transparent Tape, Scotch® Tape Dispenser, Post-it® Notes. I then also added some thin cardboard (2 pieces), a little wrapping paper & some thick brown paper.
I started with taping the sides of the folders closed using Scotch® Transparent Tape.
Then I covered the cardboard pieces with the wrapping paper also utilizing my Scotch® Transparent Tape.
In order to give room for additional folders or larger items to be added to the folder I decided to add a “spacer” of thick brown paper to work as the book binder portion of the organizer. I just cut a piece in a rectangle the length to fit the folders & to my desired width & just taped it to my cardboard pieces.
Then I taped a couple of the file folder pockets I created earlier to each of the inside cardboard folder covers. Then I taped additional folder pockets to those folders shifting them down just a little so they were offset.
I used Post-it® Notes on the file tabs so that my daughter can easily change out what she wants the tabs to say. Sticks securely, yet removes cleanly.
I wanted her to be able to keep it closed so I measured off a long piece of bakers twine.
I poked two holes in the binding paper & threaded the twine through. Then I placed a piece of Scotch® Transparent Tape over it on the inside to make sure it stayed in place.
You can see how the files are attached together here. She has plenty of compartments to store & organize all her drawings.
She had this filled so quickly. Good thing I made this with plenty of room to expand & add more folders.
I picked up my Scotch® Magic™ tape, Scotch® Transparent Tape, Scotch® Tape Dispenser, Post-it® Notes at Walmart in the packing supplies/stationary aisle. You can also find them in the seasonal area.
I’ve shared how we’re using Scotch® Tape products to get ready for Back To School!
What project would you use them for?
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