15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer


Updated February 06, 2015
(2 Votes)


There's no need to head to the office supply store when you have DIY organization ideas on hand. Make a 15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer using cardboard tubes and cereal boxes and find out how easy it is to get organized. This project is perfect for anyone who is short on time. Get creative and use items from your own recycle bin. You can also grab the kids and have them help out. Have them cut, paint and rework each item to form your own one-of-a-kind desk organizer. recycled craft ideas are a great way to help the planet and cut down on your trash haul at the same time. If you can never seem to find a pen or keep losing that same pair of scissors, you need to make this organizer as soon as possible.

15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer
15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer
This image courtesy of favecrafts.com

Primary Technique: Painting


  • 8 toilet paper rolls
  • Cereal box
  • Gray spray paint
  • Hot glue gun



  1. Cut your cereal box as tall as a toilet paper roll.
  2. Take the rest of the cereal box and cut them both down to the same size.
  3. Glue those together, you now have your base.
  4. Hot glue the cereal box that you cut first onto the base.
  5. Hot glue the toilet paper rolls onto the base .
  6. Apply two layers of spray paint and let dry.



Gather up your kids and start working on these recycled craft ideas. The family-friendly projects feature in 32 Recycle Crafts for Kids will keep your kids busy and teach them the importance of earth-friendly crafting. Save your discards and use them to create all kinds of cool craft projects.






Your Recently Viewed Projects

Love these projects? Get MORE delivered to your Inbox – FREE Click Here!

Include a Photo Include a Photo

Click the button above or drag and drop images onto the button. You can upload two images.

Cancel Reply to Comment

Thanks for your comment. Don't forget to share!

I really like your pretty storage ideas the desk organizer is brilliant,its probably thinking outside the box

awesome desk organizer.....loved it


Report Inappropriate Comment

Are you sure you would like to report this comment? It will be flagged for our moderators to take action.

Thank you for taking the time to improve the content on our site.

Newsletter Signup

Free Newsletter!

Discover crafting projects, free patterns, tips and special offers. Get free craft projects, how-to crafting tutorials & product reviews.

Please Wait

Thanks for signing up

Sorry, we could not sign you up.

Something worth saving?

Register now for FREE to:

  • SAVE all your favorite crafts
  • ADD personal notes
  • QUICKLY reference your crafts


Free eBooks

See More

Connect With Us

Facebook Google Plus Instagram Twitter Pinterest
Twitter Blog Email RSS

About Us Advertise Contact Us FAQ News Keyword Index Privacy Policy Share Your Project Subscribe Terms of Service Unsubscribe

---- 1 ----


Images from other crafters

There are currently no images from other crafters.