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Thursday, December 2, 2010

DIY: Make Your Own {File/Index Holder}

I have to confess that I did NOT come up with this idea on my own, but saw it and KNEW that I must make one.  And RIGHT AWAY!

These are just soooo crafty and have an urban, vintage feel...I think once you see it, you're gonna run right to your book shelf to make one!!  And did I mention the best part?  They're practically FREE to make and would be just the right gift to give to that person you never know what to get.  Oh, and time to make? About 10 minutes.  Yep, that's right. Read on. :)

{the STEPS:}

*All you need is a book you don't want any more.  I'm sure most of us have that lying around the house, right!?  Remove the front cover of the book, and then begin folding each page in half, long-length-wise {see picture}.

*Go through the whole book, and then remove the back cover, and THAT'S IT!!  The doubling up of the pages makes it thick enough to keep things put without using anything else.  And the whole book/file just fillets open perfectly ~ nothing else needed!

{Decorative OPTIONS:}
You could also find some pretty little alphabet or numbered tabs for this {check your scrapbooking stores for pretty ones}, as well.  OR make your own tabs with stamps, your cricut maching or just by hand and then just tape them on, and use the fil e as a recipe holder or anything else your crafty little mind comes up with!

I have mine sitting on my home desk right now and use it for orders, receipts, my "to do" list and business cards of stores I still want to check out online. It's Simple. Chic. Mod. LOVE.

I have another paper craft tutorial that also uses a book coming soon, too!  Hopefully by next week I'll make it and get the pictures posted for you all. :)

Happy crafting!

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Life With the Crazies said...

This is adorable! I love it :) Great idea!