Back to School Organization

With all the kids going back to school last week, we needed to get organized. A place for all the papers and permission slips. Hooks for backpacks and coats. Here's what I came up with...

This space is in our laundry room, but it's the perfect place to hold all the kids' school stuff. It's right off of the garage so as they bust through the door after school they have to pass it. 

The hooks are from Home Depot. The file/paper holders are from Pick Your Plum. And the letters & fabrics are from Joann's.

I started with this rug that I found at a rummage sale. 

I love the design and colors. So I went to Joann's and purchased some coordinating fabrics and letters for our kids' names.

To wrap the letters with the fabric, I coated them with Mod Podge (made for fabric).


Then I placed the letter on the fabric (glue side down)

And started wrapping like a present, gluing as I went under and on top of the fabric.

Some of the edges were not pretty

but I tried to keep those on the back.

Keep wrapping and gluing until it's completely covered.

And voila! 

It was a quick and easy project and made such a difference in the room. Hopefully we'll stay organized all year!

UPDATE: I've received a lot of questions about the galvanized, metal wall pockets. They are approximately 10"x5"x3". They are no longer available to purchase through Pick Your Plum, but here are some alternatives:

Wire Baskets from World Market
Metal Mail Holder from Amazon


Andy said...

i love this. so great. I replied to the comment you made on my blog but I don't think blogger lets you relpy to the person and they are notified. anyway. I saw that comment about the mug swap. thanks for stopping by my blog.

I got the mug at the dollar general, of all places. It was not my intent to get it there. I happened to be there for something else and came across the mug and just loved it. The spoon was the kicker. Thought it was so great.

Unknown said...

I know there will be many difficulties and challenges but I am determined to do it. If it does not succeed then it will be a lesson for me as well

Unknown said...

Hi there! How did you attach the letters to the wall? 3M strips or something? Thanks!

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