Thank you for stopping by! Today’s creation is in collaboration with several other fantastic bloggers to bring you a “Back To School” themed blog hop! After you check out this creation, be sure to visit the other projects listed at the end of this post! For my project, I wanted to create an organizational item with things I had already in my stash. We don’t have a true entryway to our home and one thing that piles up uncontrollably in our home is mail. Mail can be easy to tackle!
To recreate this Leather Pocket Hanging Organizer, you’ll need scrap plywood, gold spray paint, upholstery pins, leather-like fabric, scissors, hammer, tape measure and picture hanging hardware.
If you need to cut down your plywood, do that first, then spray paint gold. I focused my spray where I knew it would be visible since the pockets will cover portions.. and waste not!
Cutting the fabric is a bit difficult to explain. You’ll need to end up with a trapezoid shape to create the pocket. I gave myself 1.5 inches on the sides, and inch between each pocket, and 2 inches between the top and bottom of the board. With that in mind I cut fabric wide enough to fit and then cut at an angle. I played with the angle of the sides until I got enough slack for a pocket to my liking. To keep it even, I folded my fabric in half. And to keep each pocket uniform, I used the first one as a template.
Using decorative upholstery pins that I found in one of the drawers of our workshop garage when we moved in, I measured the bottom pocket where it was supposed to be and hammered the pins in place along the bottom of the pocket. Then created the pocket by sliding the wider side of the pocket to be equal distance from the side of the board. Hammer an upholstery pin in place and it’s ready to use!
I am loving the blend of gold wood, leather, and brass upholstery pins. You could obviously switch up any element of this organizer to fit your decor style. I think a crisp white painted board with hot pink pleather pockets would be awesome!
The pockets have just enough slack to fit a reasonable amount of mail. Once they’re full, I know I need to make time to put everything in it’s proper place.
Since it’s a tight space, once our curtains go up, the organizer won’t even be visible. I’m unsure right now whether or not I’ll leave it hidden or move it elsewhere. What do you think?
This project immediately received the Bubby Seal Of Approval, too! You know it’s good when a 2 year old is excited about it! But, then again, he does seem to be born with a natural inkling for decorating.
Now, go check out loads of other fantastic back to school tutorials, round-ups, and projects! Individual projects in the image below are clickable, or scroll past and click on every one’s link!
4. For My Love Of 5. Home. Made. Interest. 6. Restless Arrow
7. Little Red Brick House 8. Little House Of Four 9. Cuddles and Chaos
10. Our House Now A Home 11. Kent Heartstrings 12. The DIY Mommy
13. Curly Crafty Mom 14. Houseologie 15. Canary Street Crafts