DIY Desk Organizer


  • Recyclable Materials (Cardboard Box Top, Cereal Boxes, Toilet Paper Tubes, Egg Cartons)
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Glue Gun (or adhesive)


  • Cut off any excess materials such as the flaps on the cereal boxes
  • Measure out your base and decide how big you want the organizer to be. This can be done utilizing a cardboard box top with the sides acting as a frame for your other items
  • If your box does not have sides, measure out excess cardboard to create “walls” for the organizer. Remember to first measure with a ruler so that the walls and base match up
  • Outline where you want different items to be glued on your base.
    • For example, cereal boxes can be glued standing upright to hold folders, toilet paper tubes can be pencil holders, and egg cartons can hold paper clips and other small items.
  • Measure walls again (measure twice and glue once!) and draw with pencil on the base where you will be gluing the walls.
  • Label each line drawn with the corresponding piece
    • Ex. A1 line drawn on the base with A1 piece that will be glued on the base
  • Use glue gun (or other adhesives) to attach the pieces to the base*
    • *ask an adult for help
  • Decorate as desired!

De-stress with an organized Desk and this Breathing Tip:

  • Find a quiet room to relax in
  • Inhale through your nose
  • As you exhale count “one”
  • Inhale and count “two” as you exhale
  • Repeat the process until you get to “five”
  • Complete a few more times, until you feel relaxed

4/16/2020 2:18:25 PM
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