Organise your desk with this fun and handy wooden desk caddy you can make yourself!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 x 18 inches long, 3 inches wide and 1 inch height pine wood (or any length desired)
  • Wood glue
  • Paint or stain (optional)
  • Safety goggles
  • Sandpaper
  • Drill with a 1/4 inch forstner drill bit
  • Wood clamps


  1. Glue your 4 pieces of wood together, wiping off any excess with wet paper towel.  Use the clamps to hold the wood tight and leave it to dry for 24 hours.                                                                      YT - desk caddy
  2. Sand the wood until smooth.                                                                                    YT - desk caddy
  3. Clamp your wood to the table and drill a hole 2 inches deep.                             YT - desk caddy
  4. Repeat making 4 more holes 1 1/4 inch apart.                                                      YT - desk caddy
  5. Sand the edges of the holes.                                                                                      YT - desk caddy
  6. Wipe down wood with a wet paper towel to remove dust from sanding.
  7. Paint or stain your wood as desired. Leave to dry
  8. Fill up your desk caddy.

YT-desk caddy

I love these, what a great craft activity and also would come in very handy organising your desk. This would be a great activity for older kids to decorate themselves.

Watch the YouTube video for full easy to follow instructions.

Does your desk need some organising?

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Image credit: YouTube

  • Clever project.


  • I love desk caddies to keep everything in its place and easy to find. This one is simple to make and looks very professional.


  • Hopefully when my children are older, they will be crafty and be able to make this. I would also add a key holder and a toilet roll holder to the list!


  • This is cute and colourful and could be painted to match any room.


  • What a wonderful idea, looks great!


  • my daughter would love this shes so crafty and those colours are so cute.


  • Such a cool little DIY project & I love the colours too.


  • Looks lovely !! I love the colours you painted it !


  • What a great little project. It looks good


  • What a great little project for the kids. I’m thinking this could be their next Fathers Day present


  • My daughter is doing “Woodwork” at school. It would be an easy project for her, I guess. Thanks!!


  • I like the idea, but unfortunately do not have the tools to create this.


  • How many people have those particular drill bits and wood clamps.
    You would need to be making quite of few of these to warrant the cost of the drillbit and wood clamps. (never mind the cost of the drill)


  • A nice idea – thank you.


  • I like this pretty wooden desk caddy – would be a good gift.


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