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.
The Kevin Pipe
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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
Very creative! I want to give this a try in my new home office!Erin, maker of chimes
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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!seebeckdesigns
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WOW! I am so happy I found this site. What a wonderful, creative way to organize your area.Andrea Flowers
That’s a great idea Laura. Why didn’t I think of that?papernstitch
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
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sorry, kinda stupid.tommy
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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.papernstitch
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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.O Lu
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
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How fun and easy! Will be trying this one! Thanks for the tutorial!whitney
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. LOLladybeams
Those are great. I might attempt one for my son. I love your blog, I’ve been a lurker here now and then.maleesha
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
So clever! I love it! Thanks!!linda woods
super idea! love it!claudine hellmuth
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
I just bought that Mary Poppins album last week. It’s the only one I have, how funny.Jennifer
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
Great idea. I’m a freak about organization, and this just might be a colorful way for me to keep extra things organized.Mark