Sunday, May 24, 2009

You've Got Mail!

If you're anything like Z and I, you have a problem with too many papers, envelopes, receipts, magazines, etc. piling up near your entry or where ever you set all your stuff down after walking in the door. I got fed up with this problem Friday on my day off, and came up with this solution:

A DIY "Mailbox".

Step One:
Get yourself an old used USPS flat rate mailing box, or something of similar size. Mark lines where you want to cut.
Step Two:
Use an Exacto knife or similar tool to cut your lines. Precision and straight lines are key.
Step Three:
Lay the cut out box on fabric of your choice and measure how much you'll need to cover the inside and outside. It's just like wrapping a present!

Step Four:
Cut the fabric at the corners and fold into the box. Secure with a spray adhesive or good old no-wrinkle Elmer's. Continue folding and gluing as if wrapping a present.Step Five:
Once all your flaps are glued down, stick some of that clutter in there, and get it off your kitchen table/entry console/whatever you use.


Brett Alexandra said...

How creative and useful! I am going to do this. I want to be more organized! Anymore dog talk with the hubby?

The Ratpack said...

Very cute! Coach and I need that organization in a bad way!

By the way, I went to Marshalls for the bathing suit yesterday, and I needed a size they didn't have, but it was adorable!! Thanks for the tip!

Lucy Marie said...

That looks great. I just might have to make myself one of these.

Jess said...

thats so simple, def. a memorial day weekend project, mind if i repost this with your blog?

Roeshel said...

Great creative organizational project! Thanks for sharing! I definitely need to make a few of these!

B said...

you're so crafty!! =)

C said...

Jess- nope, don't mind at all!

Glad you guys liked it! :)

Cristina said...

I love this!
Thanks for the comment about the paint colors post, I will be sure to post before/after shots :)

Lindsey said...

That is so creative, love it!!