September 07, 2021

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How To Make Mini School Folders For Dolls

It’s that time of the year when all the stores have shelves and shelves of fun school supplies! All the colors, designs, and characters make it fun to shop and pick out a collection that you’ll love. Follow along with this easy tutorial to see how to make your dolls their very own curated collection of back to school folders, ready for the upcoming school year!

Bonus: Enter to win a $50 Pixie Faire Gift Card, scroll down to the bottom of the post to see how to enter! 

Supplies:

• Pretty cardstock paper (you want stiffer paper for this)
• Ruler
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Craft or tacky glue
• Hole punch



 

Step 1:  Draw a rectangle on the back of one of your papers 7 inches wide and 6 inches tall.

Step 2:  Cut out this rectangle, and draw in the following lines: measuring up from the bottom 1 1/2inches, draw a line. Measuring down from the top 1/2 inch, draw a line. And measuring in 3/8 inch on either side, draw a line.



Step 3:  Cut off the top two corners at a diagonal angle, just touching the point where the lines cross. At the bottom corners, cut off the tall, thin rectangles made by your lines, doing so at an angle at the top and long sides. See our photo for reference.

Step 4:  Carefully using the edge of your scissors, score along the straight pencil lines. To score means you barely scrape the paper, but don’t go all the way through. If you are new to this, please protect your work surface.



Step 6:  The scoring will make it easy to do the next step - fold up the large bottom flap, then fold in the side flaps, then the top flap. Use your fingernail or edge of your scissors to make nice sharp creases.

Step 7:  Apply craft glue to the side and top flaps only, and glue down. Make sure the side flaps go over the large, bottom flap. Hold in place until set.



Step 8:  Once the glue is set, fold your folder in half. Then use your hole punch to punch three holes along the folded edge.



Step 9:  Using lined or plain white paper, cut sheets of paper for your doll that are 3 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/2 inches wide to put in your folder.



These are sooo cute, and so easy to make! It’ll be easy to make your doll a fun collection of folders she can’t wait to use for school this year!


ENTER TO WIN A $50 Pixie Faire Gift Card!

 

 

To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

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We’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment and tell us what your favorite school supply is/was!

Thanks, everyone!

--The Pixie Faire Team and @forofsuch

 


57 Comments

Maureen
Maureen

September 07, 2021

My favorite was a new box of crayons!

MARIA LUISA
MARIA LUISA

September 07, 2021

loved binders to put all my notes with special separators I did with cardboard

Janet  P
Janet P

September 07, 2021

I always loved getting a pencil case, the kind with three holes so it fit securely in a three -ring binder. And I loved getting a big package of lined note paper for that binder too!

Sue D
Sue D

September 07, 2021

My favorite school supply is notebooks. Great tutorial.

Diana Geiger
Diana Geiger

September 07, 2021

crayons and colored pencils

Anne Quintin
Anne Quintin

September 07, 2021

A new pencil box and unique small erasers

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

September 07, 2021

My favorite school supplies was crayons. I still get excited about a new box of crayons.

S
S

September 07, 2021

Notebooks!! And I really like fancy pens to write in the notebooks with. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Tamara Southworth
Tamara Southworth

September 07, 2021

My favorite school supply has been and continues to be notebook dividers! They are so versatile in helping to keep all your notes and patterns organized! Gotta say, I love dividers.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

September 07, 2021

My very favorite was the Indian Chief paper I loved the cover and the lines. When you started to write you letters it was so much fun to be able to trace then just RIGHT:) Thank you for the give away. Pixie Faire:)

kathy m
kathy m

September 07, 2021

my favorite is the paper folder for my information paper homework etc plain color were cheaper but when printed one with design, flowers etc on sale price i would buy those and to this today i still buy paper folder for personal used if fact i used to divide my pixie faire doll pattern in notebook (binder) when I am work on pattern the folder out the notebook with plastics sheet holder to hold the cut out pattern back in the binder of course i have more plain color but to have some with flower and design to fill my binders with doll patterns

Patti M
Patti M

September 07, 2021

I will say my favorite school supply when going to school was Crayola Crayons. My school years are way behind me yet I still indulge each year with my newest coloring devices . . . Sharpies.

Janice
Janice

September 07, 2021

I think I was in the fourth grade when my mother bought me a special ball point pen. I don’t remember exactly how it worked, but there were three colors of ink: red, blue, and I think, green. No one else in fourth grade had one so it was very special.

Maureen W.
Maureen W.

September 07, 2021

In middle school (junior high) I always loved the fountain pens, and art supplies, and NEW teachers….!

Linda
Linda

September 07, 2021

We always got a new box of crayons, big box for school and x-mas, Loved the newness!! Thanks

Debi
Debi

September 07, 2021

I love composition books! Now they have so many pretty designs on the covers.

Pam
Pam

September 07, 2021

I loved a new box of crayons! Completely untouched.

SueS
SueS

September 07, 2021

We had leather satchels to carry our books and homework. I loved when they got a bit battered and worn, so much character!

Cherie
Cherie

September 07, 2021

A new Eversharp in a pretty color was my favorite once I became old enough to leave pencils behind.

Nora Charles
Nora Charles

September 07, 2021

This may date me, but I loved stocking up on Pee-Chees. The old folders that I would cover with drawings, scribblings, notes, and phone numbers. They were covered with memories by the end of the school year.

Maurine
Maurine

September 07, 2021

Any supplies related to my Home Economics class.

Kate
Kate

September 07, 2021

Nothing beats the smell and look of opening a brand new box of crayons!
Fran R.
Fran R.

September 07, 2021

I loved going shopping for school supplies. Didn’t have a favorite but loved pretty notebooks and decorative pencils. These tiny file folders are going to be great to make. Thanks for the hack.

Linda A C
Linda A C

September 07, 2021

New crayons!!

Summer
Summer

September 07, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Heidi
Heidi

September 07, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Shasta
Shasta

September 07, 2021

Thank you for the giveaway!

Cindy Shippy
Cindy Shippy

September 07, 2021

Thanks for the giveaway!

Amy Shippy
Amy Shippy

September 07, 2021

Thank you!

Bridgette S
Bridgette S

September 07, 2021

Thank you!

Bridgette
Bridgette

September 07, 2021

Folders.Thank you!

LeonaL modica
LeonaL modica

September 07, 2021

It was a long time ago but I was just happy to get all the school supplies required so I wouldn’t be different than all the other kids.

Nancy
Nancy

September 07, 2021

Crayons have always been my favorite! Even as a teacher, the smell of crayons was a sight of a wonderful new school year.

Barbara
Barbara

September 07, 2021

I loved all the pretty folders and new pencils.

Barbara
Barbara

September 07, 2021

B8nders, pens and colored pencils! I am excited to make some of these!

Charlene
Charlene

September 07, 2021

Crayons!

Donna Landreth
Donna Landreth

September 07, 2021

My favorite school supplies was actually the different colors and design of the folders. Thank You Cinnamon for the awesome giveaways 😘

jane
jane

September 07, 2021

I really like the folder. That would be really fun

Suzanne Eder
Suzanne Eder

September 07, 2021

Crayons! Definitely the crayons.

Sherril
Sherril

September 07, 2021

My favorite school supply was brand new sharpened pencils.

Heather
Heather

September 07, 2021

A brand new box of crayons!

Carol L
Carol L

September 07, 2021

My Favorite school supply was colored pencils.

Linda
Linda

September 07, 2021

A zipper pouch to hold pencils, erasers and lunch money.

Lyndy
Lyndy

September 07, 2021

Always loved a new notebook and mechanical pencils

Lyndy
Lyndy

September 07, 2021

Always loved a new notebook and mechanical pencils.

Gracia L Marks
Gracia L Marks

September 07, 2021

There was a newsletter sent to all students. To me it was a necessity, not a mere supply. To read the important news of the day made me feel like a real grownup, even though it was written for middle school aged children.

Paula
Paula

September 07, 2021

Pencils and folders!

Beth C
Beth C

September 07, 2021

I always loved new folders with all the fun pictures on them!

Doris
Doris

September 07, 2021

So many fond memories of new fresh school supplies: tablets pencils erasers crayons etc.

Carla pearson
Carla pearson

September 07, 2021

Cute pencil cases and smelly erasers:)

Lana
Lana

September 07, 2021

A new box of Crayola crayons.

Kelly Ercoli
Kelly Ercoli

September 07, 2021

Cute folders!

Mendy
Mendy

September 07, 2021

ink pens. I’m kind of a pen snob, even now at work I will be, “Who stole my pen?”

Debra Luecke
Debra Luecke

September 07, 2021

Loved all the art supplies! Charcoal pencils, colored pencils and fabric dye.

Lori
Lori

September 07, 2021

New notebooks and pencils!

Alison
Alison

September 07, 2021

lab beakers, test tubes, bunsen burners!

Ceci
Ceci

September 07, 2021

This idea es extra cute!! thank you for this tutorial

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