Project Idea: Altered Vertical Organizer
- USPS Flat rate box (new or used)
- large scissors
- white paint
- coordinating papers (3 to 4 12X12 sheets)
- various alphas (such as AC Thickers)
- black ink
- black pen
- embellishments (brads, flowers, stickers...)
1/ Cut the flat rate box as shown.
Stand the box with the opening side up, measure from the bottom up 12 1/4" all around the box and cut. Then, from the top front corner mark the 4" points on the top edge and going downward. Trace a line going from one point to the other and cut as indicated by the dotted line. Repeat on the other side.
Alternatively, you can put your box next to a Cropper Hopper to trace the angle.
2/ Cover all markings and red corners with white paint.
3/ Now pick the papers you want to place on the sides and on the front and cut them slightly smaller than the box. You can then adhere them to the box.
4/ Add embellishments. I cut a big flower from my paper, cut it in half and traced and cut it from
another paper to create one big flower going on the side but you can use anything at this point to make this your own. I added Thickers on the front to indicate what will go in my organizer. Two other flowers cut from paper and brads finish the front of my box.
5/ Since my box is going to sit at the end of my shelves, I also added something to one side of it. i just inked in black some random chipboard letters (great way to use leftovers!) and applied them to the lower part. Finish off with some doodling if you choose and you're done! You now have a unique (and economical) organizer which can be used for lots of things. I am planning on making more for my cardstock, kits and papers!
Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!