Thursday, November 1, 2012

DIY Desk Organizer

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Is your top desk drawer full of loose change, rubber bands, paper clips, pens, and other random supplies?  Create this super easy DIY desk organizer and make sure everything stays in its place!  





Items to Gather:

  • Craft or Artist's Supply Box
  • Scrapbook Paper in an assortment of colors
  • Scissors or Paper Cutter
  • Glue or Tape




Instructions:



Step 1:  Start by taking the lid of the top of your box and removing the tabs included.




Step 2:  Design your custom compartments by choosing where to place the dividers, thinking about what you already have sitting in your desk drawer.  I have a variety of areas for different sized items.  Feel free to create more or less depending on your needs.




Step 3:  Decide which papers will go in which area.  Starting with one, flip the paper upside down and place the tray over the top.  Mark the area on your paper.  (Using a ruler and paper cutter for these steps will make for a much more precise measurement, straight line, and cut.  Mine were done freehand though, which is also fine.)


Step 4:  Place your papers into the correct spots, using glue or tape to secure in place.


Step 5:  Place your loose desk items into your new organizer, place back into the drawer, and be able to find everything again!



other tips/suggestions:

You can customize the slots and the paper you use to match your own personal stye, or the style of someone else (maybe a great holiday gift?).  Need a way to make sure the organizer does not slide all over the drawer it is placed in?  Pop some round velcro dots on the four corners of the bottom of the tray, and attached the matching piece to the drawer.  Stays in place no matter how times you open and shut your drawers!




Have fun creating!





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