DIY Holiday Card and Mail Holder


| 12/23/2014 8:12:00 AM


DIY Holiday Card Holder on Refrigerator

Space is at a premium in our small 800 square foot apartment. With less free wall and counter space than our last apartment, my husband and I have been forced to find creative ways to store mail, grocery lists and other odds and ends. Letters and catalogs left on top of the half-wall in our kitchen will invariably get lost, knocked to the ground by one of our three cats. Even our large bulletin board that holds recipes, coupons and grocery lists is not a great option - one of our enterprising cats has figured out how to pull papers down with her paws and even bites thumbtacks to pull them out and drop them on the floor. In an effort to save our bills, magazines and other paper correspondence, I’ve come up with this DIY holiday card and mail holder for our refrigerator and metal front door.

I made my holiday card and mail holders with cardboard boxes found in my recycling bin, some scrap wrapping paper and fabric, Mod Podge, hot glue and a handful of powerful magnets. Depending on what supplies you already have at home, this project could cost very little. It cost me about $3.50 for six magnets.

To make your own holiday card and mail holder you will need:

• Cardboard box(es) (choose a size or sizes that will work best with the cards or mail you intend to keep in the boxes)
• Paper or fabric (leftover scraps of wrapping paper or remnants of pretty fabric are perfect for this!)
• Mod Podge or watered down Elmer’s Glue (for adhering paper)
• Hot glue sticks and a hot glue gun (for repairing/reinforcing cardboard boxes and adhering fabric)
• Scissors
• Ruler
• Pen or pencil
• Magnets



Gather your materials, lets DIY!





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