Here are the basic supplies
1. Boxes in assorted sized
2. Newspaper or magazines
3. Mod Podge
4. Paint Brush
5. Grommet Setter and Grommets
6. Glue (I used wood glue but hot glue is probably fine)
7. Another other decorative elements you'd like to use
Once you've figured out how many "pockets" your mail sorter will need you can start cutting them to size and glueing them together. I had two boxes from Christmas lights and two from coffee that were perfect. You can use bigger boxes and create pockets with pieces of cardboard (just "papier mache" them into place) if you don't have perfectly sized smaller boxers.
|Use binder clamps to hold the boxes while the glue dries|
Cover your structure completely. You'll question the stability of your mail sorter as it may feel a little flimsy when wet. But once everything is dry, I think you'll be pretty confident in the sturdiness of the final product.
Now comes the fun part, decorate as you wish. I painted mine white to match the trim in my kitchen, added little butterfly grommets to reinforce the area that would hang from the nails, a flower that I made from an Arizona Tea can and even added some old knobs (for my keys) that I removed from a set of indoor shutters that I used in another project.
Only one thing left to do....