We have decided to homeschool our boys this school year. We had discussed it before we were forced into it last year, but we weren’t quite ready for it.
Now, we feel like it is safer to just keep our boys home for the school year. They have some underlying health concerns, and I have some anxiety about them getting sick. So, we are working on creating organized learning spaces for each of the kids. And, with a little bit of Cricut Iron On and a few minutes, I made each of the boys a simple personalized file folder box.
This project could easily be done with a plastic file box and adhesive vinyl too! I just liked the fabric covered boxes.
Home School Station
My two younger boys share a bedroom and desk, so space is at a premium. We are creating a home school station for the boys in their bedroom, but I want it to be a portable work station so they can move to the kitchen counter to work if they need to.
Custom File Box
The file folder box is the central component of their home school work station. I have added hanging folders for each class period for each of the boys. I also added a little pouch for common school supplies in one of the folders.
Since each of the kids has the same file box, I needed to customize them.
DIY File Folder Box
I found this fabric file folder box at Target for just under $20. And, I had the rest of the supplies at home already. But, if you don’t you will need;
Begin by measuring the space where you want to add your design or name on the file box.
Then, open Cricut Design Space and create the image. Send the image to cut. Don’t forget to mirror the cut, and place the Iron On on the cutting mat shiny side down.
Once the Cricut is finished cutting, weed the excess vinyl.
Now, pre-heat the EasyPress Mini and carefully apply the Iron On onto the file folder. I set the heat to the medium, and pressed for a few seconds at a time to make sure I didn’t damage the file folder box.
That’s it! Now, my boys have their own file boxes to hold all of their school work this year.
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You could say my blogging journey is a little bit Erin Brockovich, a whole lot creative mom.
Life took a crazy turn with the birth of my third child, who had so many health issues we weren’t sure if he’d live. Eventually he and his younger brother were both diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder that mimics disease found in Asian children exposed to Agent Orange. We believe ground water tainted by a chemical testing facility near our home is likely to blame.
I wasn’t about to let health challenges get in the way of CELEBRATING life with my children and started planning fairly elaborate, themed events in the security of my home. Today I am an established party blogger looking to partner with brands on budget-friendly, DIY home celebrations.
Jessica’s work has been featured on such notable party blogs and magazines such as Catch My Party, Hostess With The Mostess, Bird’s Party Magazine, Amy Atlas, lilsugar, and Spaceships and Laserbeams.