A few years ago, I created a weekly paper sorter in my old kitchen. Here is the link to that DIY project. I used this paper sorter for my kids’ papers for the week. This is how I would use it: On Sunday, I would pull all the papers and envelopes I needed for the entire week and hang them on the appropriate day clip. It worked great in my older kitchen because I had a lot of wall space near my phone.
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However, when we remodeled the kitchen, I had to get rid of my paper sorter. It was too big for my command station. So, I decided to create a DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Weekly Paper Sorter to replace my other one. Here it is.
Here are the instructions on how I made it. It was quite easy and took an hour to make.
This is the material I used. I changed my mind and decided just to use 1 3M Command Strip hook (clear) to hold the magnet chalkboard instead of the 4 hook key hook shown. I picked up all these supplies at my local Michael’s.
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First, I added felt pads to the back of the board so it wouldn’t scratch the wood.
Then, I added hot glue to the back of the flowers and added them to the three clips. Here is an example of how one of them looked.
Then, I used the hot glue and added more flowers to the magnetic chalkboard.
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Here are the finished flower clips and board after the hot glue cooled. Doesn’t it look cute?
Then, I write on the chalkboard painted tags from Monday to Sunday. I added one day to each side of the tags. I put Saturday and Sunday on one side. I used a bistro chalk marker so it would dry and not rub off. But, you could use a regular piece of chalk and relabel the days that have activities every week.
Here is the final DIY Magnetic Chalkboard for sorting my papers.
I hope you like it. It was fun to make too. How do you sort your papers/envelopes for the week? Please leave a comment below.
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