DIY Envelope Organizers

Posted by Meghan Quinones
Use the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board to create a colorful wall for organization!

I used the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board for the first time the other day. All I have to say is, I am hooked! I started pumping out envelopes left and right. It took me less than 5 minutes to create a handful of mini envelopes! This little board could create a real addiction...

The We R Envelope Punch Board allows you to create envelopes in all different sizes. I was playing around with my punch board making different sized envelopes (I told you, this thing it addicting!). The largest sized paper the board has instructions for is 11 1/2in x 11 1/2in. To save myself time, I used a 12inx12in piece of paper (it's much easier to grab and go than have to cut your paper down!). I put my piece of paper into my punch board, lined it up with the 5 inch marker on the board, and began making a large envelope. This was a seriously big envelope. I started thinking what in the world I could use it for, then it hit me. Why not use it to create an organization wall?!

I made 9 large envelopes using my punch board and attached them above my desk. These are great for storing receipts, paper scraps, ribbons, buttons, pretty much any small lightweight items you have that you want stored. It also creates a colorful backdrop to your workspace!

Here's what you'll need:

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Line the top left side of your paper up with the 5in mark on the punch board.

Punch down, then create a score line to the right using the guide provided.

Rotate your paper 90 degrees.

Line the score line you created in Step 2 with the left marker on the punch. Press down on the punch and create a score line to the right using the guide provided. Repeat the above steps until you have four notches cut out of your paper and four score lines created.

Put the one corner of your paper in the back side of the punch and punch down. This will create a nice rounded edge. Repeat this step with all of your corners.

Use your scoring tool to fold all of your ends in so the pattern of your paper is showing.

Add glue to the inside corners of both of your side flaps.

Fold your bottom flap up, gluing it to your side flaps.

Use your cutting tool to remove the top flap of your envelope.

Finish your envelope by adding chevron tape to your envelope. Now it's time to hang your envelopes to create a gorgeous (and functional!) organization wall! To hang my envelopes, I just used large glue dots. Our walls are unfinished so i'm not worried about ruining them. :) You could also use double sides tape, or a pushpin or thumb tack to hold your envelopes up.