Chic And Simple Mail Organizers For The DIYer In Each Of Us

We don’t get that much physical mail these days and still a mail organizer is always useful. It’s not something that should take up a lot of space, being an accessory which you can combine with other useful elements often found in entryways. The best way to make sure that you get exactly what you need is to craft that thing yourself. That being said, let’s check out some cool DIY entryway organizers. They’re almost exclusively wall-mounted so they also let you save space.

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The first project we’d like to share with you is this cute mail organizer which you can make out of a wood log wedge. Sand down the block to give it smooth edges and then paint or stain it if you want. Alternatively, you can just seal it with some polyurethane. Other options include applying gold leaf on the surface. This idea comes from Homemadebycarmona.

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There’s a nice tutorial on forworthfabricstudio that shows you how to put together a mail organizer using fabric. Here’s what you need for that: 2 pieces of linen and interfacing and a few pieces of cotton fabric and the interfacing that goes along with them. You’ll be using these to make the pockets and the handle. You can use fabric with any pattern you like. This floral motif is quite cheerful.

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This is a great organizer, not just for mail but also pinning notes and writing messages on. It’s something you could keep in your home office or the entryway. To make something like this you need a plywood sheet, some balsa wood for the pocket, a small cork sheet, a plain page notebook (A5 format) and some wood glue to connect it all. {found on burkatron}.

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This organizer is multifunctional as well. It has a chalkboard, some storage modules for sorting mail but also for storing things and a bunch of hooks at the bottom for keys, coats and other things. It’s perfect for the entryway but you might also find it useful in the kitchen or office. If you like it, check out shanty-2-chic for all the details you need on the project.

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As it turns out, an old window shutter can be a great mail organizer. You don’t even have to modify it for that. You can simply give it a quick makeover, maybe paint it so it matches your front door or give it a fresh new look in a different way. The one featured on Samanthaelizabethblog also has three small screw-in hooks at the bottom which are perfect for storing and organizing keys.

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This is a two-in-one piece. It’s a coat rack and a mail organizer and it’s one of the easiest DIY projects ever. To make something like this you need two strips of wood of different dimensions. The small one will act as a separator between the rack and the wall it’s mounted on. Feel free to make this as big or as small as you want, based on your storage needs. {found on alwaysrooney}.

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If you’re serious about sorting your mail, we suggest putting a bit more effort into making a practical organizer. It can be a system of folder modules like the one showed on build-basic. We like the labels…they really make the sorting process easy. Even if you don’t usually get tons of mail, you might still enjoy this system.

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Want to try your crafting skills with something a bit more complicated? How about this entryway organizer featured on infarrantlycreative? It has two box shelves on one side which are great not just for sorting mail but also for storing things like wallets, sunglasses, gloves and whatever you keep handy there. There’s also a larger module on the other side and a set of hooks at the bottom for coats and bags.

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Here’s a cool idea: upcycle some old books into a custom organizer for mail or for files. It’s actually just the book covers you need so you won’t be needing the pages for this. You can use those for another creative project. You’ll also need some pieces of fabric so you can turn the book covers into pockets. Attach these to a wood board and mount the whole thing on the wall. This ingenious and original idea comes from beyondthepicket.

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We also have a cute project idea for those of you who don’t get much mail but still want to sort it in a stylish and elegant way. Check out this framed fabric organizer. It’s made using an old photo frame which was painted. The glass was removed and the cardboard back was fitted with fabric pockets. Put this on a shelf or on a console table or, if you want to save space, mount it on the wall.

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This is a similar project but on a different scale. It’s a hanging mail organizer which you can make out of scrap pieces of fabric and leather. It’s attached to a simple wire coat hanger which can be replaced with something else if desired. It could be cool to mix and match different fabrics with various prints and colors.

Some organizers you can buy

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If you like the look of handcrafted objects but you’d rather not craft them yourself, you can always just buy some ready-made ones, like this entryway organizer from Etsy. It’s actually more than just a mail organizer. It’s also a key hanger and a pinboard and it even has a small compartment where you can display a small vase.

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While browsing Etsy we also found this stylish wall-mounted organizer great for sorting mail and hanging keys. It too has a shelf on which you can keep a cute little planter or your wallet, phone or sunglasses. It’s such a simple-looking organizer yet it does so much.

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The combination of galvanized metal and wood suits this entryway organizer well. It’s a pairing of materials that gives it a lot of rustic-industrial charm mixed with modern elegance. We like how the elements are organized: the two open shelves on the left and the envelope-shaped mail holder to the right with two small hooks underneath. {found on etsy}.

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A lot of handmade wood items have a rustic look and that’s only natural. We like their pure and unprocessed charm. You can see it here, in the design of this organizer available on Etsy. It has a small shelf and a compartment for mail and in between these there’s a special slot for a jar vase. The small hooks are great for hanging keys and the two larger ones are perfect for coats. Their black finish add a nice contrast.