Folder Clasp


Back to school? Been working so much that all your papers don’t lie flat in your folders? Why not make an easy folder clasp to keep your folders neat and tidy! This project is so quick and simple to do! Let’s get started!


What you’ll need:

  • 1 folder
  • 1 large button
  • A small piece of cord elastic (roughly 30cm)
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Let’s get started!

Our first step is to thread one of the ends of elastic through two opposite holes on the button and then snip the elastic off, leaving about 1½” left.

Now we’ll repeat that step but through the other two holes, starting from the back of the button.

Tie the elastic left over around the back of the button into a knot and pull it tight so it won’t come undone!


Using your scissors, cut off the loose ends just under the knot.

With the leftover elastic, we’ll be creating a loop that will fasten around the button. So to make this, just tie a knot in the ends of the elastic. Once again make sure the knot is tight enough!

Time to figure out the placement of your clasp! I positioned mine in the centre along the edge. The button will be on the front cover of the folder and the loop will be secured on the inside on the back.


When you’re happy with the positioning, go ahead and glue it down using your glue gun!


Make sure to hold the button in place for a little while whilst it’s drying, that way it won’t come off! Once all dry and set, you can then fasten your folder!

I hope you find this quick and easy tutorial useful! I know I definitely did! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!

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