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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Duck Tape Pocket Folders

{Decorate paper folders}

I can't pass up a good Duck Tape craft, and when we can use it to make cute duct tape school supplies, it gets the kids more excited. I know that here we're only a month into summer vacation, and I'm already posting a Back to School craft! BUT, when Emily from The Benson Street invitedme to her Back to School series I had to do it :)

So I'm going to click POST on these Decorated Folders, and then jump right back outside to sit in the sun and watch the kids play in the sprinklers and eat popsicles :)  And you can do the same. Just tuck this idea away on a Pinterest board for when you're buying glue sticks and pencils in bulk in a few weeks.

I received some free rolls of Duck Tape to showcase in my post, and I just love these new Duck Tape colors! And so did my kids. Tell me you love these flamingos too :) There's so much you could do with all these designs.

Anyway, all you're going to need for our little project today is your favorite Duck Tape and some plain colored paper folders. They're usually on sale for about 15 cents right now, or 10 even if someplace has a great deal. My kids are in elementary school and always need a few of these for packing around their homework. 

Adding Duck Tape will make them more fun and my kids

The process is about as straight forward as you might think. Lay down strips of tape along the front, "spine" or corners and fold and secure to the other side.

Which pattern is your favorite? Do you a have other school supplies you've dressed up with Duck Tape?

We also did this pencil box last year:

I hope I've inspired you to try some new Duck Tape crafts, and don't forget to visit The Benson Street so you don't miss any of the other Back to School ideas!

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  1. Nice! I think my daughter might appreciate some decorating like this.

  2. This is soooo fun! I love the patterns and I always see cute Duck tape so I need to do this with the kids.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Visiting from Monday Funday!

  3. Love this. The corners on the folder look great!

  4. Duck tape and school supplies never looked so fashionable!

  5. It's amazing how something simple like that can add such impact. And think about how much more durable those corners will be!

  6. That duct tape is so much fun! I love how easy this project is, my kids could do it

  7. I love duct tape! I love how these came out too! I can't wait to do them to Lucy's folders this year!

  8. I am loving this - so simple but yet makes a HUGE difference!

  9. Fun! I just posted a Duck Tape back-to-school craft today, too...we're totally going to make these while we already have our Duck Tape out!

  10. Is there anything Duck Tape can't make beautiful?

  11. Reading your blog with Madeline looking over my shoulder is dangerous. ;) Off I go for supplies!

  12. What an awesome idea! I love that the kids can do them and personalize them too. Love it!

  13. Love this. We get so many folders and every night I'm saying, whose red folder is this? Whose yellow? This is a genius idea to solve that issue! Thanks!