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Make a wall pocket
While I'm hardly the greenest gal around I try to do my best. Turn cardboard slated for the trash into treasure. This easy DIY will help you to have fun, stylish and personalized wall pockets to help with your organizational needs!

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  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print off your patterns and get ready to cut out your top and bottom shapes. The top is a hexagon and the bottom is a pentagon. It seems hinky but it works out in the end.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut out one side and align with the center line on the other side. Use tape to affix and finish cutting out.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Trace the bottom and top shapes onto your cardboard. Use a ruler to draw a straight line across the hexagon shape from corner to corner like above. The end shape we are looking for isn't exactly a hexagon like our pattern - so you'll need to cut your shape MINUS two of the triangles side by side - like in the image above.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 4
    Step 4

    After you get your shape cut out, score the remaining lines so that you'll be able to bend the cardboard. Since mine was so heavy duty, I had to score about halfway through but you may not need to go that far - score a bit and see if you get the bend you need for a clean line. If not, score a bit deeper.

    Cut out your bottom, or pentagon shape, just as it is.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 5
    Step 5

    ext you'll be covering your pentagon shape with one of your pieces of scrapbook paper. Use spray adhesive to cover one side of the cardboard. Allow a second or so to get tacky and then place your paper on top and smooth out. Turn over and cut a diagonal line from the edge of the paper to the corner of the pentagon.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold each section in over the back and trim as necessary so that no flap is visible from the front side when folded over. Using your adhesive, spray a small amount on each flap, fold in and allow to dry.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now we're going to attach our front piece to our super pretty back piece. Take your front piece and get it folded in like in the picture. Notice that it makes a pentagon shape. Pretty cool, huh?

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 8
    Step 8

    Go ahead and place your top piece on the bottom. Take a look and see where it will be attached and get ready to glue! You'll notice that the edges don't sit on top of the pentagon, but rather immediately beside the edges.

    Place a thin line of hot glue on the edge of one side of the bottom piece.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 9
    Step 9

    Situate your top piece quickly. Hold and allow the glue to set. Repeat for the remaining sides. Go behind and fill in any holes or gaps with your hot glue like you would caulk something.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 10
    Step 10

    Now that everything is attached, it's time to make your top portion as pretty as the back! (p.s. protect the inside with some wadded up paper) Using your spray adhesive, cover one triangle and allow to get tacky. Place your paper on top and smooth down. Cut a slit from the edge of the paper to the corner of that triangle. Repeat for each triangle of the front.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 11
    Step 11

    When the front is covered completely and has had a bit of time to dry, flip it over and trim up each section of the flap so as not to overlap the front of the shape.

  • How to make a wall tidy storage unit. Modular Cardboard Wall Pockets - Step 12
    Step 12

    Turn over and trim up the paper that is overlapping the opening. Fold into the mod a couple of times and trim as necessary to make sure you get a nice, clean fit. Spray with adhesive and affix permanently.

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Erica P.
Erica P. · 2 projects
Any suggestions for a semi-permanent method of attaching to the wall? I want to make a bunch of these for my dorm.
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Raven Beauty
Raven Beauty · Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape, ZA · 12 projects
Just finished making my own wall pocket for my desk at work! Looks fantastic!!
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