Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mail catcher How To

Remember this post... with my diatribe about mail... Here's the how to for those interested in making this.

Materials needed:

Cereal box
Scrapbook paper
Modge Podge
Ruler or measuring tape
Sponge applicator brush
3M strips for hanging
(I also snuck in some double sided tape as I was having issues with my glue one day- don't ask- pain meds do a weird thing to you)

Step 1: Cut the top off the box and measure to where you want the pocket to go. I simply cut down the sides until I reached the spot where I wanted to stop then cut across and wah la! For the sides, I just drew a diagonal line and cut from where the pocket began to where the top was.

Top cut off
The sides

Step 2: Measure the area and cut the scrapbook paper accordingly. So I forgot pics of this, but figured, you would understand. Shoot! Look above and you'll see I forgot to take pics of the beginning too!

Step 3: Adhere (glue) the paper to the front of the box using the Modge Podge and sponge applicator.

Step 4: Do the same for the sides and inside of the box. I chose 2 different pieces of scrapbook paper... just because.

Step 5: Once the box is covered in scrapbook paper (to your liking- notice, I didn't bother with the back as I knew no one would see it), apply the 3M strips to the back of the box. I used 4- one in each corner to ensure it would stick on the fridge.

Just a little closer... why? To make sure I knew where the 3M strip was- really need to get my eyes checked.

Step 6: Place it where you want and start putting your goods in it!

So simple, so easy and quick. Not to mention, I love it and it's working out for my family. Isn't that what's most important?

Now I think I'll make another for all those stinking magnets on the fridge.  The fridge would look much prettier that way!

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