This may seem like a silly thing to be bothered with . . . but I just hate my mail laying around. You know what I mean. You get it out of the outside mail box, bring it inside and then . . . just lay it down somewhere. At some point you take time to look through it and decide what to throw away . . . and then you lay the rest down again. In a pile. Somewhere. I had been doing this in my new home for quite awhile until I finally decided to get organized and do something about the piles. That’s when I came up with my mail basket diy.
I first had to decide where I wanted my mail to go. In my case I eventually wanted it to go to my office which happens to be downstairs at our house. That was part of the problem . . . I really didn’t want to walk downstairs every time I get the mail.
My solution was to come up with a place to put the mail near the steps going downstairs. I decided on a metal basket hanging on hooks.
The hooks were easy to find at Hobby Lobby and I also got the metal frame for the tag there. The frame is attached with little metal brads that came with the frame (and that I found in the scrapbooking department).
The basket was a little harder to locate. I was looking for a basket that wasn’t too wide, so I wouldn’t bump into it every time I went down the steps. I finally located the perfect one at an antique store in the West Bottoms of Kansas City.
Once I had all the pieces it was a pretty simple task to hang the basket and attach the tag. I printed the word “MAIL” out on cardstock and trimmed it to fit.
If only the solution to the rest of life’s problems were this easy to solve!!!