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Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY- Mail organizer tutorial


Last weekend I did grocery shopping.  When I was unpacking the cereal box; I realized my Mail organizer is still pending.  Most of the time, l don't throw away the cereal boxes, plastic cover etc. I keep them safe for recycling.  I decided to make the Mail organizer which I need the most in my kitchen. It was super fun to make and thought I'd share the process in a tutorial. 


Things you need:
Cardboard
Cereal Box
Glue/hot glue
Fabric A 
Fabric B (bias tape or satin ribbon)

1. First cut the cereal box into half and measure them. Cut the fabric as per the dimension of the box. 2 pieces for front & back and a long strip for the both sides & bottom of the box. 


2. Sew the long strip along three sides of the Front square piece and then join the back piece same way.

 3. Insert the cereal box into the fabric box, so it snugly fits into it .  Now the cut the Fabric B like bias tape and neatly paste/hot glue along the edge.   Mail box is ready!






4. Cut the Fabric A as per measurement of the cardboard.  Apply glue or spray adhesive and stick the fabric.


5. Apply glue along the raw edge of the cardboard and stick the bias tape (fabric B or satin ribbon)





6.  Make 2 holes through mail box and the cardboard.  Now tie the mail box to the cardboard with help of ribbon or fabric.  And apply glue along the sides, so the mail box sticks well to the cardboard.


                                                                               





7.  Recycled Mail organizer is ready.  Oh!! I forgot to take the photos about attaching loop for hanging.  Please check my previous tutorial for the loop.



This is so much of fun and easy to make.



Happy to answer any questions...and do let me know if there is a mistake (gasp!) or a step that needs clarifying. Check out my Tutorial Page for other little projects!


8 comments:

  1. Super one... i always make this one but without the fabric... even now i use these boxes as my bindhi organiser

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  2. I am getting a sewing kit this week :) Only then can I try at least these basic & interesting stuffs that you keep sharing. Here comes your student Daffy :)

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  3. Beautiful! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  4. That is a great idea and it looks really nice!

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  5. This is a great idea to organize your things and keep them handy. I was searching for articles to buy hanging mail organizer when i came across your post. Very creative! Keep posting similar stuff. Many thanks once again :)

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  6. This is a great idea to organize your things and keep them handy. I was searching for articles to buy hanging mail organizer when i came across your post. Very creative! Keep posting similar stuff. Many thanks once again :)

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  7. Hey thanks a lot for sharing this post. I was searching for articles to buy hanging mail organizer and i came across your post. It looks very unique and beautiful. Many thanks once again :)

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