Do you or the kids have a messy desk? Then you need to make yourself one (or more) of these!

What you’ll need:

  • Empty boxes
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Thick cardboard or wood as a base
  • Scrapbook paper or contact
  • Glue
  • Paint (optional)
  • Coloured duct tape (optional)


  1. Put your empty boxes on your base in a design you like.
  2. Cut your boxes down to the size you want.
  3. Cover your boxes with patterned paper.
  4. Paint the inside of boxes if you wish.
  5. Decorate the top edges of boxes with duct tape if you wish, this does finish edges nicely and keeps edges strong.
  6. Paint your base.
  7. Glue the boxes onto base and leave to dry.
  8. Place your organiser on your desk and fill your boxes with your stationary.

Every desk needs one of these, they’re awesome.

Does your desk need organising?

PLEASE share with us in the comments below

Image and video credit: YouTube

  • Cute little project idea!


  • It’s a way of using boxes you have bought things in or been given with a present in it. The cardboard tubes could parts of those that have had plastic food wrap or foil. The patterned paper can be what you have saved off of presents or off -cuts from wrappinf gifts for others


  • What a fab idea. Iv been looking for something more practicle for my sons “desk” for when he does his homework.


  • Cute idea, hope it is sturdy…. have to give it a go


  • What a great idea! I need to organise my desk and will look at doing something similar.


  • Looks good.


  • What a cute organiser! Thank so for the idea.


  • The desk organsier look’s fantastic,very handy!


  • This is so darn cute!!!


  • That girl is so good with her hands. So creative!!


  • This is very useful, thanks for sharing.


  • What a nifty idea. The kids will love making this.


  • Pretty nifty idea might give it a go


  • Trying to get boys to do things like it is impossible. Good idea though and a good way to use up all those pesky boxes and tubes.


  • We made somthing like this today going from this idea thank you so much


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