How to Decorate School Folders

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How to Decorate School Folders
Decorate plain folders for school. (Digital Vision/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

When a new semester or a new school year rolls around, spend time preparing for your new classes. Invite your friends over for an afternoon of school supply arts and crafts. Design one-of-a-kind folders for each school subject to express your creativity and unique style. Gather the supplies needed for a bright, colourful and artistic way to store your important school papers.

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Things you need

  • Stencils
  • Paint pen
  • Stickers
  • Pictures
  • Glue stick
  • Vinyl photo pocket

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    Write the subject name of your class at the top of the folder. Use stencils to make the letters uniform and evenly sized. Stencils can also be used to write your name or any other words on your folder. Fill in the stencils with paint pens for a vibrant look.

    How to Decorate School Folders
    Use stencils for a balanced look and feel. (BananaStock/BananaStock/Getty Images)
  2. 2

    Print pictures of friends and family to glue on your folders. Cut our pictures of scenery, celebrities or other images you like from magazines. Glue these images on your folders using a non-toxic glue stick. A self-adhesive vinyl photo pocket can also be used to attach and protect images.

    How to Decorate School Folders
    Print pictures of your friends for your folders. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Choose brightly coloured and fun stickers to decorate your folders. Choose a theme, such as princesses or cars, and find stickers to go with the theme. Stickers can be added to folders that are already decorated with other craft supplies. Small stickers, such as flowers or stars, will add some extra pizazz to your school folders.

    How to Decorate School Folders
    Use stickers to decorate folders. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

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