If you’re a regular reader here at Cup of Tea, you know I’m not really a DIY girl… I have a hearty Pinterest account that I pin glorious ideas, but hardly ever execute. It’s just not my thing.
But every once in a while, I get bit by a bug that makes me want to DIY something.
I saw this pop up on Pinterest – an easy greeting card organizer! And thought I could handle that. It looked fairly simple enough. And I have greeting cards strewn all over the house.
This was a really quick, cheap DIY and it makes me smile every time I see it.
Basically, it’s a larger version of an old-fashioned recipe box, tabs and all! Let me show you what I did, in 30 minutes, during nap time! #momwin
Here’s what you need:
- A photo storage box – I picked mine up at Michael’s. They were on sale at around $2. I picked a plain brown version since I’m a plain girl.
- Scissors and/or paper cutter – I just happen to have a small paper cutter, but using a pair of scissors works too! The inspiration post recommends using a template from file folders or other tab dividers you have lying around (recipe box??)
- Cardstock paper – you can use whatever your heart desires! I picked up a pad of scrapbook paper from Target.
- Pens and other embellishments – I scrounged around and found a roll of gold glitter washi tape
- Glass of Diet Coke – duh…. mandatory
First step, write down what categories you need to sort your greeting cards by. These are completely dependent on what your needs are! We are in that season of life where we go to a kid’s birthday party every weekend. So having a seperate category for that works for me. You can make these categories as detailed or as general as you like! But the more categories you have, the more dividers you’ll need. I did:
- Birthday – Adult
- Birthday – Child
- Thank You
- Holiday (Mother’s/Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Anniversary)
- General (Thinking of You, Catching Up, etc)
- Baby/Wedding Shower
- Extras for when you think of more categories later
Next up, I chose my paper. I decided to go with a wide assortment of patterns, because, why not? Plus, I have that plain box… things need to be livened up.
I then started cutting. I didn’t use a template, so it was trial and error…. I guess using a template would have been a better idea…
I finished a few tabs off with some gold glittery Washi tape. And then wrote the categories down, one for each tab!
It probably would have taken me less than 30 minutes had I not been watching Real Housewives of NYC.
Now I have a cute place for all of the various cards that are required every year.
Are you DIY challenged like me?
How to you organize your greeting cards?
(Oooo! Doesn’t that question make us all sound so snooty and posh?)