File folder upcycling folder Marabu GREEN alkyd paint

Giving old things a new purpose is great! With a few simple steps, a discarded folder becomes a stylish folder for the wall. Practical for a little more order in the home or even for the home office.

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Tips and Tricks

  • Dark backgrounds can be primed with white first to make the colors shine even brighter.

How it is done:

  • First, cover the work area well and prepare the work materials. Clean the folder if necessary. It should be clean, dry and free of grease.
  • In the first step, remove the metal brackets inside the folder. Then lay the folder flat on a colored photo cardboard. Mark the outline and the individual areas with a pencil on the photo cardboard.
  • Then cut out the marked areas. Use the GREEN multipurpose glue to stick the cut-out sheets inside the folder. Press firmly and allow the glue to dry briefly.
  • Now place the folder on edge on, for example, SnapPap or a piece of fabric and mark the outline of the opened folder with a pencil. Cut out the marked part. Then use the cut out piece as a template and cut out a second side piece.
  • Fold 1-2 cm on three edges of the cut side parts. Then fasten these pages inside the folder. This works best with a stapler or glue.
  • Now cover the folder with GREEN alkyd paint.
  • Finally, label the collection folder as desired and attach it to the wall.

DIY side table - from old drawer and Marabu GREEN alkyd paint

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