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Published on September 11th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


A "Don’t Forget" Mail Organizer

Materials: Grundtal Tissue Box

Description: You’ll need:
1. A Grudtal tissue box
2. Chalkboard vinyl contact paper
3. Sharpie (optional)
4. Good magnets

1. Cut and apply the vinyl paper to the entire box or portions of it.

2. Optional. I used a sharpie and a ruler to decorate the box with a pinstripe.

3. Mount the box

The magnets stick right onto the vinyl paper as well.

[Note: the key hook is a separate item mounted right below.]

~ Marlene, Oakland. CA

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to A "Don’t Forget" Mail Organizer

  1. xxxxxx says:

    You can buy the vinyl (which is simply a black contact paper – I bet ANY type would be writable) online or at a craft store. I bought mine a Michael’s crafts in California.

    The tissue box is made with pre-drilled mounting holes…but a simple drill will do the trick.

  2. Peter T says:

    How did you mount it? I love this idea!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is pretty cool! One of my first thoughts though is that you’ll also need chalk. You could skip the contact paper, chalk, and eraser and just write on the tissue box itself with a dry erase marker (which can be erased with a paper towel). Definitely not as elegant though. :)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Nice! How did you mount it?

  5. Lynne Borrie says:

    Perfect- what a great idea, finally I can leave the house -ONCE! Thank you!

  6. How2home says:

    This idea is amazing! I did not expect that to be a tissue box!

  7. Anonymous says:

    where did you bought the vinyl?

  8. Anonymous says:

    ehhhh…. cute !!
    jerry , Belgium

  9. Anonymous says:

    nice one. I really like it. didn’t realize there was chalkboard contact paper.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Very nice little hack. Looks like a fun project for all ages.

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