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« on: November 22, 2003 06:20:05 PM »


This one is just made from an old box, some yarn, stencils and colored pencils (the bottle cap things are the same as in my bottle cap magnet thread here:

All i did was measure 3 equal sizes of cardboard, and fold it to make a pocket. I hot glued these on a larger piece of cardboard (the backing)

after gluing them down, i folded the seam up to meet the top, leaving the top open (for mail) i punched 4 holes through each side of the pocket.

once the holes were punched, i could "sew" yarn through the holes and tie it at the top. This could be done loosley to make them more adjustable (for all of those catalogs!)

i did this 3 times (one fore each roommate) and punched 2 more holes at the top for a hanging string.

after it was all put together i took stencils and put our initials on it. each one would be for the people who live in my house. Erica, Missy and Shawn. I made little bottle caps for each person. Erica got a little lesbian bike messenger girl, I got Space Ghost, and Shawn got Morrisey. Smiley

ta da, hang on the wall near the door and no more clutter.
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2003 06:38:14 PM »

i love organizers!!  especially ones that are easy to make & don't cost a thing!!  i'll have to try making your.  i made one out of a cardboard box for a school organizer for my kids.  i used ribbon to hang it with & hung ribbon down off of it w/ clippies.  you put pens & scratch paper in the box & hang school notes, etc on the clippies.  i'll have to take a pic of it tomorrow & post.  i'm gonna make your cardboard one for our bills!!  thank you for posting!!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2003 04:44:22 PM »

you could probably also use something more printed like an old calendar or anything really made of strong enough cardstock to hold a few letters. Smiley it was fun.
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2003 08:13:29 AM »

ok, here's the kids' hanging shoebox organizer.  one long side is hers & the other is his.  they each have a clip to use.  on one short side is a weekly schedule.  i velcroed it on there, so it can be easily removed.  i also used clear packing tape to cover it, so i can use those eraser board markers to change the schedule.  the other short side just has clips for whatever.  inside the box is a notepad, pen, pencil, eraser board marker, scissors, etc.  it's a place for us to leave notes, school papers, reminders, whatever.  behind it on the wall i also keep a calendar.  works pretty good.  i'm hoping for more organizing suggestions here--mail, school papers, etc.  come on craftsters!!


« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2003 09:57:25 AM »

I made little bottle caps for each person. Erica got a little lesbian bike messenger girl, I got Space Ghost, and Shawn got Morrisey. Smiley

this looks great but im puzzled..
what exactly does a "little lesbian bike messenger girl" look like?   Shocked

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2004 10:28:56 PM »

YESS!!! I saw these metal magazine rack things from ikea that you could hang on the wall.  I love them but i've been looking for a way to make them myself.  The cardboard looks just great.  What kind of material could be used for heavier magazines though? I want something thin enough to cut but sturdy enough for magazines.  I was thinking about some of that plastic cardboard (if that makes sense) people usually make presentations on it.  seems pretty sturdy.  love the bottle tops by the way.

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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2004 12:55:42 PM »

here's mine, just one box, retaped, and slashed open on one side, covered with paper and ribbon wrapped to hang. I want to attach this and 2 small boxes to a larger peice of either cardboard or sheet metal?? then I could have a bonafide message center- pens/pencils in one small box, stamps and addy labels/envelopes in another and mail/catalogs/zines in the large one; plus having a metal surface to magnet-i-fy...


in 20 minutes or so Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2004 07:04:28 PM »

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing!  I definitely need to make one of these to stay organized.
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2004 05:10:50 AM »

I felt the need to bump this thread. I've been thinking about it for a week. I just organized my office space and want to make something to divide things like "pending orders,"  "customer special requests," "wholesale inquiries."

(LATER) Here it is -

I used a shallow box and slanted the dividers (I cut them at an angle). I was very happy with the result!
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