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.