DIY Hanging Paper Organizer

By Woman's Day StTurn an old frame and some burlap into a pretty, practical catchallaff

From WD's Pinterest boards

Use it to keep reminders, invitations and bits of inspiration in sight-and out of that stack on your desk.

The crafter Artist Emily Boan sells repurposed vintage pieces at local boutiques in Charlotte, NC, and through her Etsy shop. Photo by: Alison Gootee/Studio D; Craft & prop styling by Shana Faust.

TIME
3½ HR
COST $32

Materials

· Decorative frame

· Scissors

· Several yards of burlap

· 1 piece of mounting board, cut to fit frame

· Spray adhesive

· Craft knife

· 3 pieces of self-adhesive mounting board, each cut to fit the frame width and about ¼ its height

· Pencil or pen

· Heavy-duty adhesive

· Hot-glue gun and sticks

· Books or clamps

· Staple gun, staples

1. Remove glass or backing from frame.

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2.
Cut a piece of burlap to cover the top ⅓ of the mounting board, leaving an extra 1" at the board edges. Spray this section of the board and the burlap piece with adhesive and press the burlap onto the board; let set. With the knife, trim burlap from the edges. Set aside.

3.
Determine the depth of the pockets by dividing the inside height of the frame by 4. One pocket will be exactly this deep; add ½" to the other 2. Trim the 3 pieces of self-adhesive mounting board (to become the pockets) accordingly.

4.
Cut and press burlap onto each self-adhesive mounting board piece, leaving an extra 2" at both the top and bottom; let set (weight them with stacks of books, if needed). Fold the burlap over one long side of each board and press it firmly to the back using spray adhesive; let dry. Trim excess burlap from sides. Trim the 2 larger pockets, leaving an extra ½" of burlap on the bottom.

5.
Lay the pockets on the mounting board base, spacing them evenly and slightly overlapping (use smallest pocket at bottom). Mark guides on the base.

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6. Starting with the top pocket, run a thin bead of heavy-duty adhesive along the inside bottom edge of the cut mounting board. Clamp the piece to the base at the sides or stack books on top; let dry. Hot-glue the extra burlap at the bottom of the pocket to the base. Repeat for the middle and bottom pocket, hot-gluing excess fabric at bottom onto the back of its base. Let dry overnight.

7.
Remove clamps or books and press the organizer into the frame. Staple it in place from the back.

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