Easy Album Cover Wall Organizers

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I am pleased to announce that I have another simple DIY project for everyone! And it is even easier than the last one. I should mention that I am on an endless quest to keep myself organized at home, especially in my studio/office, which is quite small since I share the space with my love. Anyway, our office is the only room in the house that we have neglected to paint and I wanted to come up with a way to make it cheerfully colorful AND organized. This is what I came up with:

Album Cover Wall Organizers that will take you less than 5 minutes from start to finish! That’s right: 5 MINUTES!

Materials: 1. Colorful album cover sleeves (I chose kid’s albums because they had neat illustrations on the front) 2. Scissors 3. Foam mounting squares

How To: Step One-Turn album cover sleeve on side so the opening is facing up towards the sky.

Step Two- Using your scissors, cut a half oval shape on the front flap starting at the top (where the opening is). Do not cut the backside (back flap). I just free-formed this part, but you can certainly trace it out if its easier.

*If you are having trouble thinking about cutting up your album covers, you can skip this step all together and can still use the cover as a “pocket”. It will just make getting to your papers a little more difficult, but can still work.

Step Three- Flip the album over to the backside. At each corner stick a foam mounting square and then peel off the paper backing.

Step Four- Secure to wall. Stick all your paper goodies in there and enjoy! I put notebook paper and manilla folders in the bottom one and my fun decorative papers in the top one.

What do you think?

UPDATE: Big thanks to the other sites who have linked to this tutorial. Check them out.

Life Hacker

Apartment Therapy

Whip Up

Craftzine Blog

ReadyMade Blog

One Pretty Thing

Katie Enjoying Life

PaperMusings

Scrapbook Inspirations

The Kevin Pipe

This and That

One Night Only

Ruffled Feathers

39 comments | Click here to reply

Great idea. I’m a freak about organization, and this just might be a colorful way for me to keep extra things organized.

Mark | September 2nd, 2008 at 12:55 am

This is so GENIUS! I knew I was saving those albums for a reason. Thanks SO much for posting this! I’ll be linking to this today!

Rachel | September 2nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm

I just bought that Mary Poppins album last week. It’s the only one I have, how funny.

Jennifer | September 3rd, 2008 at 11:48 am

True genius! I love the colorful graphics of 60’s album cover and never how to display them. Now I can display AND they are functional! Yippee!

rosie | September 3rd, 2008 at 3:17 pm

super idea! love it!

claudine hellmuth | September 3rd, 2008 at 6:27 pm

So clever! I love it! Thanks!!

linda woods | September 3rd, 2008 at 6:38 pm

these are fabulous!! now i know what to do with all of my awesome record players and extra papers!!

thanks for the fantastic idea and tutorial!

Soraia | September 3rd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

Those are great. I might attempt one for my son. I love your blog, I’ve been a lurker here now and then.

maleesha | September 4th, 2008 at 12:10 am

This is really neat and will work where I can’t put shelves. My only problem is I’ll have to scour garage sales or something. Most the albums I have are so old they’re collectors items and I wouldn’t want to ruin the cover. LOL

ladybeams | September 4th, 2008 at 7:37 am

How fun and easy! Will be trying this one! Thanks for the tutorial!

whitney | September 4th, 2008 at 11:57 am

cool idea =]

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Easy Album Cover Wall Organizers « Papermusings | September 6th, 2008 at 1:57 pm

GREAT project…we’ve also featured you at One Night Only! Come over for a looksy!

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I wish I was more organised but there is NO WAY I would do this with my record sleeves 😉 Nice idea mind if your not too fond of your vinyl collection!

tdmphotography | September 8th, 2008 at 11:47 am

Your idea has made its way to Apartment Therapy and I love it. I’ve hung four album covers on my wall over the last year and was getting tired of them- I had hoped I would find some glass that I could mount them under. No luck- I would have had to go custom which isn’t worth it to me since they costs pennies (I’m not a collector- I bought them as decor).

You idea is so practical and I live in a tiny house with work/dining/livingroom all in one. I really wanted my office space to hide the tedius tasks- of paying bills and holding extra paper, and you’ve given me the solution.

Thank you.

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Thank O Lu for letting me know about the Apartment Therapy post. I am so glad that you might be able to use this idea in your own home.

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I love it-

I’d be tempted to put a coordinating color paper on the back inside – so when the pocket is empty, you don’t have the white space – too much?

Laura | September 11th, 2008 at 11:11 am

That’s a great idea Laura. Why didn’t I think of that?

papernstitch | September 11th, 2008 at 11:17 am

WOW! I am so happy I found this site. What a wonderful, creative way to organize your area.

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I found you idea and your blog on sew mama sew what a great Idea I cant wait to try it!

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Very creative! I want to give this a try in my new home office!

Erin, maker of chimes | December 11th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

I have been jumping from blog to blog and I stumbled across this idea..

I love it !

I used to have records covering an entire wall in my room and I really like this easy way to organize (much needed for a college student)

Thanks !

Lindsay C | November 11th, 2009 at 11:02 pm
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