As much as I wish it weren’t true (say it isn’t so!), I spend more time at my desk at work than anywhere else. While I love my job, I do not oppose four day work weeks (three day weekends here I come!). One day for errands/chores, one day for crafting, and one day to relax! My husband has a pretty ideal schedule…four days off one week, three days off the next. Wouldn’t that just be the life? While he spends his at the golf course, can you just imagine the crafting I would get done?!?
While my desk is already a little more decorative than some, I wanted to add a little bit of new sparkle. I can’t change too many elements, but file folders?! Anything disposable can be changed! I have to display several folders on my desk and before I gussied them up, they were quite an eyesore. I bought some matching scrapbook paper at Michael’s (4 for $1 this week!) and went to work!
Just take a plain file folder, Modge Podge the front, and cover it with paper! Super easy. You’ll either need a razor or scissors to cut the excess from the edges. I did the front of each folder, cut the edges, and used the remaining piece to cover the inside tab. You could easily do all four sides of the file, but I found it unnecessary. This way they’re easily disposable and super cheap. I let mine dry under a stack of books so they would stay flat, and they were ready to go the next morning!
I loved my little elephant paper, even if was designed for babies! Let’s be honest, I may as well get the “cuteness” from my files because there will be no other new additions in our family anytime soon (unless you count cute cuddly kittens, I could totally be talked into that). This new addition to my desk is perfect; it doesn’t cry or poop, it just sits there and looks adorable.