Add a Fun Touch to Hanging File Folders

How to Update Hanging File Folders

Over at my other site, Designs by Studio C, I shared a file cabinet I built to organize my messy desk and created plans to build one for yourself, so why not give the hanging file folders an update, too?

Let’s admit it – hanging file folders are not very attractive. They are certainly very handy but can get ratty and worn very quickly. Updating the folders will add a pretty touch to your organization project! Scrapbooking paper is the main component in this makeover. It is so abundant that there is sure to be something for any decor – including the man cave! Follow along as I show how to update hanging file folders!

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Materials:

  • Hanging file folders
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors & ruler
  • Craft knife

I had to cut approximately 1/4″ off of the paper to fit the width of my file folders.

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Score a 1″ fold at the top of each sheet of paper using a scoring tool or a butter knife.

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Spread a coat of Mod Podge on the file folder and apply the paper, smoothing out any bubbles.

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Apply a little Mod Podge to the inside of the folder to allow for the scored fold.

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Cut approximately 2-1/2″ off of the length of the second piece of paper. Repeat the process for applying the paper to the other side, overlapping the bottom.

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Now organizing paperwork will seem like less of a chore with these pretty folders… Maybe not!

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These folders would make a great gift for someone with a new job or for a college student! Any questions or comments about how to update hanging file folders? Leave a comment below!

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