26 December 2011

Pin it. Do it. Week 8.

Box Turned Letter Holder

I gave up our mail sorter after we moved into a house with concrete walls that didn't belong to us.  The cheap wood holder had served its useful life and wasn't worth giving up our security deposit to drill huge holes in order to hang it.

But then I realized I have nowhere to put outgoing mail.

I'm not really a paper crafts kind of gal, but the couple minutes this took + its inherent usefulness in our home = a project worth pursuing.

Here's the pinterest link, but the basic scoop is that you tape a cereal box closed, cut a portion out of one side, and cover in paper.  I just used double sided tape instead of glue to affix the paper.  This project used only objects I already had in my home, and it is a workable solution for keeping mail corralled.  It is so lightweight I can hang it using thick double sided tape or picture hanging strips.  I've also seen a few boxes taped together to be used as a desktop paper tray.

I continue to be amazed by the solutions I can create with things I already own, with just a little imagination, time, and ideas from pinterest.

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  1. WOW these are cute and handy! Im always looking for new ideas to contain my mail and papers so thans for this inspiration,Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

  2. I have been using my cereal boxes for card stock in crafts. I've made gift bags and Christmas ornaments so far.

  3. @Diedre - thanks for visiting...it's super easy so give it a try.
    @Jennielee226 - great idea! I'm trying that next.