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)
- 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.