How to Make Paper Desk Organizers


Desk Set Organizer

With a little imagination, you can recycle ordinary boxes and cans into a matching desk set organizer.

What You'll Need:

  • Empty cereal box
  • Fabric pieces (in colors to match your room)
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Old paintbrush
  • Clean orange juice can
  • Cigar box or small shoe box

To make an "in" box for your desk:

Step 1: Have an adult cut an 8-1/2×11-inch piece out of one side of an empty cereal box.

Step 2: Have an adult cut a piece of fabric to fit the outside of the cereal box.

Step 3: Mix equal parts of water and glue. Coat the wrong side of the fabric with the diluted glue, and press it down on the cereal box.

To make a pencil holder:

Step 1: Make the orange juice can into a pencil holder. Have an adult cut a piece of fabric to fit around the can.

Step 2: Coat the fabric with diluted glue, and place it around the can.

To make an organizer box:

Step 1: The cigar box can hold paper clips, rubber bands, and scissors. Cut a piece of fabric to fit the outside of the cigar box.

Step 2: Coat the fabric with glue, and press it down on the box.

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