The best thing is that, due to my overabundance of craft supplies, I didn't have to buy one single thing for this. I had everything on hand. I rock like that.
A few weeks ago I saw this mail organizer tutorial from Choose to Thrive and stored it in my little crafty brain under "things to do with a cardboard box."
Given our current space challenges, and the fact that we needed an efficient mail sorting system, I decided to give it a whirl. The project template and size were too large for the space that I had available, so I used the basic project idea and decided to wing it.
First, I needed a cardboard box. Thankfully, I had one (or 3,000). I won't give you a play-by-play, but suffice it to say that over several hours, a cardboard box went from this:
It's not perfect because I didn't follow the old adage to measure twice and cut once. As a crafter, I tend to be really impatient and therefore very tolerant of imperfections. Things will be crooked--so what? I made it out of cardboard, so I can't really expect much.
I covered it in fabric that I had laying around, added a few labels, a bow, and voila! Organizer:
For being made of cardboard, I think it works pretty well. Doesn't look too shabby either. All in all, a success!