DIY Home + Garden

Published on October 22nd, 2010 | by Wenona Napolitano


Make An Expandable File Folder from a Cereal Box

cereal box suppliesI use expandable file folders to keep my bills, receipts, invoices and contracts organized. Pretty much every paper pieces gets organized into these nifty files.

Well they’re supposed to anyway but currently most of my files are filled up and everything is in a pile right now waiting to be put away.

Good thing I came across Cameron Blazer from the Cottage Industrialist who has created a wonderful tutorial for creating a simple DIY expandable file folder from a cereal box and some other crafty bits.

This is a fabulous DIY project for those who need a little help getting organized.

Now, thanks to Cameron’s handy little how to I can grab empty cardboard cereal boxes, fabric, adhesive and some other minor supplies and create folders that will help tidy up my office area.

I can’t wait to give this one a try. So, head on over to The Cottage Industrialist so you can learn how to make the DIY expandable file folder too.

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About the Author

Wenona is married with three crazy kids that range in age from 4 to 18. She is a freelance writer, poet and the author of The Everything Green Wedding Book. She enjoys reading, writing, crafting and gardening. She tries to do all of these as "greenly" as possible. Her writing has appeared in several local and regional publications, Pack O Fun, Today's Creative Home Arts, and Indiana Living Green magazines as well as numerous online sites including,,, eHow, Associated Content, Suite101 and

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