Paper clutter is taking over my life! It’s mind-blowing just how much paper the kids bring home to me daily, on top of the junk mail and all the other crazy stuff kicking around. I knew I needed a solution, particularly for the mounds of school-related paperwork that get placed onto surfaces and then scattered and thrown by Tiny Terror aka Baby V. It’s about this time I saw this pin on how to use a postal box to create a paper holder:
And then it hit me – what if I created one of these, placed it somewhere, perhaps by the door (maybe?), and asked the kids to place all of their paperwork in one of these paper holders, to be sorted through once or twice weekly, maybe?
And what if I made a clipboard for paperwork that needs to be signed, or for things that are important?
And what if I didn’t just use any clipboard, or postal box – what if I made them pretty with cutesy wrapping paper and, perhaps, glitter? YES!
Enter in the wondrous and pretty wrapping paper of awesome. Thank you, Target dollar racks.
With the many boxes from Christmas shopping, I knew I had one postal boxes of these lying around. And I knew I just HAD to create this to solve my paper dilemma.
- gift wrap
- spray adhesive
- postal box
- old clipboard
Once the bottom was wrapped up nice, I folded the remaining paper into the box, spraying the paper (and not the box) and flattened it. When folding it in, you’ll notice it’s angled, since the box is angled.
Essentially I did the same thing as the paper holder – I gift wrapped the clipboard.First, I took two small pieces of gift wrap to cover the top sides where the clip is. This will cover the top portions.
Now, here’s where I need for you to NOT do what I did – get a newspaper, wax paper, or something to protect your surface from the crazy glitter. You will have to use the spray adhesive on the metal parts to get it glittery, but you can’t control where that glitter goes (especially when your six-year-old is the one shaking it). Do as I say, not as I do 🙂