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School supplies can get really pricey, and every year Frog has a long list of things that he is supposed to get to start the year off right. I tend to try to wait until the last week in July (school starts early around here), and go to a great one stop shopping place, like Walmart, to get all of the back to school supplies my now fifth grader needs. They had some awesome sales on school supplies this year! What I really want in school supplies are things that last the entire year, so I don’t have to go back for more. I’m looking for durability. On his shopping list were “Folders with Pockets” for different classes, and while they are very inexpensive, they are also very flimsy. I was initially planning on buying several for him, but when I was at Walmart, I noticed that they are carrying a great line of colorful and patterned Duck Tape®, so I decided to make him a personalized file folder. It’s a really easy project to do, here’s what you need:
- Duck Tape® rolls and sheets
- Card Stock
- Basic Manilla File Folder
Find your favorite Duck Tape® from Walmart to cover your manilla file folder. I used the red Duck Tape®, as the primary color. I used the cute one with the mustaches for an accent. First, I cut strips of the red Duck Tape®, and covered the entire file folder, front and back with the Duck Tape®. I then trimmed around the folder, so that the entire folder was now a red Duck Tape® folder. Next, I covered the center seam with the darling mustache Duck Tape® to cover where the pieces of red tape meet. I also took the mustache patterned Duck Tape® to go around the outside edges of the folder.
Did you know that the Duck Tape® line even includes these really cool sheets of Duck Tape®, so that you can cover more area for your large projects! I took the black Duck Tape® sheets and covered the chip board with them. I cut the chipboard to size, and attached them to the bottom of the folder to create two pockets. I trimmed the edges of the black chipboard with the mustache Duck Tape®.
The last thing I did was create a “W” for the front of the folder in the mustache patterned Duck Tape®. I thought it would be good to personalize the folder with the Frog’s initial. This folder will be great for all of his class notes, and the Duck Tape® makes it durable enough to last the entire year. With all of the varied Duck Tape® patterns that Walmart sells, I have so many options for additional file folders. When we stopped by Walmart, look at all of the choices we found: Which pattern would you use first? In case, you happen to need to make a file folder, be sure to buy Duck Tape at Walmart. Using Duck Tape® for all sorts of decorative home projects is very on-trend right now, and if you’d like to find more great inspiration, be sure to follow Duck Tape® on Twitter @TheDuckBrand.