I'm terrible with leaving important letters "somewhere safe" and then forgetting where I've put them. So I made this little hanging organiser for our post to live in! It has an "IN" and an "OUT" compartment, so that I remember to post those pesky birthday cards too! This is possibly the cheapest DIY project I've ever done as it basically uses things I found in the recycling bin - can't get much greener than that :)
You will need: cardboard (I used a cereal box), decorative paper, brown packaging paper, scissors, glue, string, tape, stamps/paints/anything to decorate.
1// Cut out a length of cardboard, slightly wider than a standard sized letter (such as a bill). Then cut out two pieces of sturdy brown packing paper - again slightly bigger than your letter.
2// Cut out 4 strips of decorative paper (about 5cm wide) to make the sides of each slip folder... Then concertina-fold them.
3// Use clear tape to stick down your folder sides, then glue the brown packing paper on top.
4// Tape down the bottom side of the packing paper to seal your little expanding pockets. I used some decorative paper to hem the edges.
5// Label and decorate your pockets! I used my vintage floral stamps and some more brown paper to cover the cereal box surface.
6// Attach some string to the top, and hang up your masterpiece! And a useful masterpiece at that.