Not everyone is blessed with a spacious office or a work space that can accommodate a big desk and lots of shelving. Sometimes those of us who work in closet sized areas know the pain of a teeny, tiny work top. Adding a simple pencil holder can be a big sacrifice of surface area, and don’t even think about getting a potted plant! But have no fear! DIY desk organizers are here!
Follow this easy DIY desk organizer tutorial to create stylish organizers that take up zero work surface:
Anyone with a knack for crafts and a power drill can do it!
First up, materials list for 3 pieces:
- Soup can, washed and dried
- Loaf shaped pan or small planter box
- Coffee tin, washed and dried
- 4 grip clips, washers, nuts, and bolts
- Heavy duty felt with sticky back
- Your choice of spray paint, at least two colors
- Power drill
Steps to assembling the clip on organizers:
- Use the drill to make holes in your containers that line up with the clips
- Choose a color and spray the inside of the containers. Get creative and paint them all a different color.
- Flip over and paint the outsides one color. You could match your desk or the walls, whatever you prefer.
- Next, take the color you used for the outside of your containers and spray paint the clips.
- Let everything dry
- Attach clips to containers using the drill or screwdriver
- Measure and cut the felt into strips and attach the sticky side to the inside of the clips. This will reduce the risk of scratching your desk and give a better hold for the container.
- Now you’re done! Simply clip the containers onto the sides of your desk and voila! A pencil holder, vase, and supply holder that take up zero surface space!