The second part in my getting organized series is a set of hanging file boxes. I previously showed you a tutorial on making these out of soup can cardboard crates. This is the same idea but easier and most people have cereal boxes. NOTE: these are not durable enough to hold a lot of heavy papers/books etc.
2 or more cereal boxes (the same width but not necessarily height)
Spray paint (your choice-black covers best of course)
paper scraps to match fabric
White fabric 8.5x11" (to make the labels on the front)
1 piece of Wonder Under iron on adhesive 8.5x11"
1. To begin measure up the side of your cereal box (the measurement is really up to you). On these I started with measuring 7 1/2" on one side (meaning the left side in the picture) and 7" on the other (meaning the right side) but then later decided that I wanted it to be 6 1/2 and 6".
8. Next I made a label to go on the front. There are lots of different methods you could use. I wanted to try something I had seen recently on Pinteret-printing on fabric with your ink jet printer. This is revolutionary people. I LOVE THIS. To start you will need to cut a piece of fabric and a piece of Wonder Under (or another adhesive if you don't have Wonder Under with a paper backing) the same size as a sheet of paper. I used a piece of cardstock as a pattern. Iron the Wonder Under to the fabric. Now go to your computer and create your document to print (I just used Word). Type it just like you would to print on paper. When you are ready, tape the fabric piece (Wonder Under side down ) onto a piece of cardstock. I used a couple of pieces of double sided tape. Now put in your printer and print as normal.
Quick, easy, cheap and functional and not to mention stylish. Happy organizing.