Out with the old and in with the new:
After months of looking for the perfect mail sorter, I gave up and decided to make one. I had every intention of using this tutorial to make exactly what I had in mind, and of course time went by and I didn't get to it.
So one day when I went to the office supply store to grab some things I needed I saw these:
Want to make yourself an awesome mail sorter? Here is what you'll need:
Wall pockets (either made, environmentally friendly/American Made like mine, or upcycled from ones you or someone else was going to discard, please don't buy new cheapy ones just because they are cheaper...)
Bulletin board (I had this for a while, I don't remember what I originally intended to do with it)
Burlap and black fabric
Elmer's glue, foam brush and duct tape (don't skimp on the cheap stuff here either, the original works so much better - and it's made in America!)
Push pins, staples, staple gun and hooks (I love command strips)
First, cut out burlap large enough to wrap around your wall pockets. Spread some glue on the wall pockets and spread it out with the foam brush. Wrap the burlap around, smoothing it out over the glue. Using duct tape, hold all the edges of the burlap down on the inside of the wall pocket. Do all of your wall pockets and set them aside to dry. Yes, the black of the wall pockets shows through the burlap a bit, but I kinda like it that way.
Now when the mail comes into our home, there is actually enough room for it. Let's face it, our mail slots don't get emptied as much as they should but now hopefully it won't all end up on the counter!
Peace be with you,
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