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DIY Desk Organizer

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As hard as it is to believe, back to school season is upon us! We have been busy shopping for our back to school supplies and even making a DIY Desk Organizer with a box top holder in preparation for the first day of school. This time of year really brings out the crafty side of me and since getting organized is so important in preparation for the new school year, I am excited to share a tutorial for this DIY Desk Organizer! 

DIY Desk Organizer

We headed to Walmart to pick up both our essential back to school supplies and everything we needed to make our DIY Desk Organizer. I remember enjoying shopping for all of the back to school essentials when I was a kid and now I enjoy watching my daughter pick out all of her must have items as well.

I am not a fan of shopping from store to store, I love being able to get everything all in one place so Walmart is the perfect one stop shop for all of our back to school needs!

After picking up pencils, glue, tape, and other office supplies we headed over to the grocery section to get Kleenex® Trusted Care* 3 Bundle Pack, Kleenex® Trusted Care* 4 Bundle Pack, Scott® Tissue 20 Roll Pack, and Viva® Vantage® 6 Big Rolls.

DIY Desk Organizer

I love being able to stock up and get products I need for my home as well as helping out students and teachers. Stocking up for home is always great but it feels even better to be able to stock up for school! Since these products are on our back to school shopping list anyway, it’s easy to be a super mom and save at the same time.

DIY Desk Organizer

I am all about saving Box Tops ever since my daughter’s school sent out a report to let parents know exactly how they help out the school.

I couldn’t believe how many box tops were collected over the year at school and it was even more surprising how many important school supplies were purchased using the Box Tops! Ever since my eyes were opened to the benefit of collecting Box Tops for the school, I always clip and save them whenever possible.

I especially enjoy being able to stock up on products like Kleenex®, Scott®, Viva® Vantage® with double Box Tops! It makes back to school shopping so much easier to give back double with Kleenex® Facial Tissue!

DIY Desk Organizer

I also love being able to upcycle the product packaging whenever I can so I used a little bit of each of these products to create our DIY Desk Organizer with a Box Top holder.

It’s so easy to make this DIY Desk Organizer that I am going to make one for my office once we use the rest of the products.

The first step is to cut the top of the Kleenex® box.

DIY Desk Organizer

Cover the inside and outside of the tissue box with colorful tape.

DIY Desk Organizer

Cover the toilet paper and paper towel tubes with colorful tape.

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DIY Desk Organizer

DIY Desk Organizer

Using a hot glue gun, add a few drops to the sides of each paper tube and press it against the inside of the tissue box, starting with the longest roll.

DIY Desk Organizer

I used the paper towel tubes for the edges to house bigger items like scissors and rulers.

DIY Desk Organizer

Keep adding the tubes with a drip of hot glue to hold them together.

DIY Desk Organizer

Be sure to leave a space in between the rolls to hold items like index cards or tape rolls.

DIY Desk Organizer

Adjust the placement of the tubes depending on your organizing needs.

DIY Desk Organizer

After the glue has dried and your paper tubes are secured, it’s time to add the Box Top Holder.

DIY Desk Organizer

Using card stock, cut out two same sized rectangles to house your Box Tops.

DIY Desk Organizer

Tape one piece of card stock to the back of the DIY Desk Organizer and then add the other piece of card stock on top, securing just the bottom and sides with tape to leave a pocket for collecting Box Tops.

DIY Desk Organizer

I applied another piece of colored tape to the top of my pocket to make it stand out.

DIY Desk Organizer

You can add any special touches you would like to make your DIY Desk Organizer your very own piece of art that you would be proud to display on your desk or use for storage in a locker.

DIY Desk Organizer

I would love to hear about how your DIY Desk Organizer turned out, tell me about it in the comments below. Plus be sure to find out more about giving back double box tops!

Nicole Sender

Friday 24th of November 2017

Great ideas for decorating and using household items! Thanks!

Carrie L Davis

Monday 21st of August 2017

I've Also Cut The Bottoms from Like Juice Or Juicey Juice Bottles (*they have points too) Sanded the cut edge, & Covered with Deco Duct Tape. Made several of these & some times housed them in a box or they freestand on their own.

Dr. K. Lee Banks

Sunday 13th of August 2017

I do like the one stop shop idea, but our local Walmart has been remodeling and rearranging the whole store, and it has been very confusing for awhile trying to find anything! I like your creative ideas to upcycle "disposable" items to give them a second functional life.

Gingermommy

Friday 11th of August 2017

It is super important to have an organized desk! I Love this organizer. It would be great for school or my at home office. I may have to make one of these this weekend.

Sandy N Vyjay

Thursday 10th of August 2017

Very innovative idea. The kids would love this and also helps in keeping them occupied and interested. Brought back my own summer and school memories.