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15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer

By: Tanner Bell for FaveCrafts

15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer
15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer
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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.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

MaterialsRecycled Materials

Primary TechniquePainting


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 8 toilet paper rolls
  • Cereal box
  • Spray paint in a color of your choosing

15 Minute Recycled Desk Organizer

DIY Desk Organizer Craft

  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.

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This is agreat easy and quick project to make with the kids in a classroom. I think it would be fairly easy to assemble the base suppliess, the empty toilet paper rolls. I love how this can also encourage the kids to be responsible with their supplies and learn to clean up after themselves. It is also a good project for Earth Day. Thanks for the idea. Oh, do you have something for the longer tubes that come in those wax paper boxes or from paper towels?

I love this idea instead of having all this stuff in a junk drawer in the kitchen. I can so use that drawer for something else that would be so much more useful to me than just holding all this other stuff, and now I have the perfect solution for all this other stuff. This is just amazing, thanks for the idea and a solution to one of my problems.

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

awesome desk organizer.....loved it


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