Magnetized Mail Holder DIY

Magnetized Mail Holder DIY abeautifulmess.com I wouldn’t say that I’m naturally the most organized person in the world, but I want to be a super organized gal. Any little thing that I can do or find to help me fight clutter is always worth a try. I thought that I was heading down a good path by putting a metal desk organizer on my kitchen counter for incoming mail and important documents, but I ended up taking advantage of that fact that it could hold a lot of things and stuffed it full with way more items than I needed to keep. I decided that having a smaller system would still keep my papers together but would force me to keep only the important items and clean it out more often—AND of course it should be cute too, right?

Magnetized Mail Holder DIY abeautifulmess.comSupplies:
pocket file
adhesive-backed vinyl
-scissors
magnets
-super glue
-craft paper
-painter’s tape (optional)

1. Create your pattern shape (I chose a Swiss cross) and cut your template shape out of craft paper. Use this to trace your shape onto the back of your vinyl sheets and cut out as many pieces as needed.

2. Position your shapes onto the front of your pocket file. If you have some painter’s tape on hand, it is helpful to make little tape donuts on the back of each shape to keep them in place while spacing them out. Once in the right position, peel the backing off one shape at a time and stick them on to the appropriate spot.

3. Use your super glue to glue 4-6 round magnets on the back of your folder (or buy some that have an adhesive backing). Once the glue dries, you’re ready to organize your mail!

Magnetized Mail Holder DIY abeautifulmess.com Magnetized Mail Holder DIY abeautifulmess.com Magnetized Mail Holder DIY abeautifulmess.com There you have it! It’s a super quick (and cute) way to organize mail and keep all your important papers (like pizza coupons) in one spot without taking up any counter space—YES! xo. Laura

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes

  • I love this DIY and I love that the post it note includes all the essentials 🙂

  • I used to read you blog every day but not anymore cause you never publish my comments, so you loose me as a reader as well as three of my friends as I showed them this blog

  • Great idea! Love the design. We have somthing like that in our kitchen, too, but it’s White… Hmmm 😉

  • Great idea! I need something like this in my kitchen haha!

    Lulu xx

    http://luluslittlewonderland.blogspot.com

  • I love this! Cute AND functional, heck yes!

    And Laura, I can always tell when it’s one of your projects before I read the name because of the color scheme 😉

  • This is great! Also noticed your nail polish…LOVE! What is the brand/name of it? I love grey!

  • what a perfect afternoon project! my mail always hangs out on top of our fridge. not the cutest place…

  • I love this! I’ve been trying to find a cute and organized way to keep my mail (I love my boyfriend, but he has a bad habit of picking up the mail and just leaving it in a pile on the table instead of going through it and getting rid of what we don’t need). This might be the trick!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • This is such a great idea. I definitely want to make this for the apartment – I think my roommate would love it as well!

  • I looooove this, so cute simple and practical 🙂
    Have an amazing day!
    http://sheseeksvictoria.wordpress.com

  • What a great idea to put the magazine in the fridge. It’s a good idea if you’re on a diet, while you see all the models spectacular with their dresses, you put less salt and butter in the meal 😉
    http://tarragonain.blogspot.com.es

  • Great idea! We never know where to put papers and our kitchen is always a mess, thanks for sharing!

  • Such a lovely idea, wish there was more space on our fridge to do that. Saving for future reference though! C:

  • I love this design and the colour of the folder! Great idea to organize~

    http://liivingingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Amazing idea! My Fridge is tucked away. No edges exposed. But will definitely adapt this for my kitchen wall!

  • Last night I literally thought “I need to figure out a cute place to put our bills.” This morning, I see this post! Perfect! 🙂
    xoxo, Lindsey Dish
    thebeltedpear.blogspot.com

  • you could look for rare earth magnets either online or at an electronics shop, they are SUPER strong!

  • Cuuuuuute! We always throw ours right onto the kitchen table. It’s a habit I’ve tried to break, to no avail. Maybe a cute little mail holder like this would help, haha! Thanks for sharing!

    http://cuddlyasacactus.wordpress.com/

  • I love this! What a great DIY. It’d be cool if you created a few of these to put in a home office. 🙂

  • This is a great idea! I may need a lot of magnets though, because I seem to keep a LOT of coupons.

  • Such a good idea! I always have so much clutter on the dining room table and counter tops. I love a cute way to organize my life.

  • Super cute idea! I love the colour and patten of the envelope.

    Paige
    www.paigeone.ca

  • This is a great idea! I currently have a junk drawer, where I basically did the same thing you did to your desk organizer. One big upcoming project for me is to sort, file, and recycle everything in that drawer. This is perfect timing!

  • Love this idea! How much weight does it hold? We always have things falling off our fridge because the magnets don’t seem to be strong enough.

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