Dressing table organizer/ DIY /cardboard craft~ from my craft’s corner

Hey you creative people. Its been long that we have talked about something creative and fun as well. So here I am today sharing one easy(read lengthy) DIY with you all. So hello everyone from Riya’ craft’s corner 🙂

Last time I posted a cereal box turned desktop organizer DIY I got so much of love from you all,I decided to do a bigger project but on a minimal budget again.

I had my dressing table all messed up with bottles and tubes lying everywhere on a tray making it dirty and messy. So yesterday I made one “cardboard desktop organizer” which will keep all my stuff at places and organized and at the same time it will give my dressing area a beautiful look too so that we can get ready beautifully every morning 🙂

Before we start, let me tell you that it took me the whole day (with lunch, dinner, leisure breaks ofcourse) to complete this project. So lets get started.

I have these cardboard boxes from online shopping lying around in my store room. So i cut off one of them this time.

I just used the cardboard flaps. Those were enough for this organizer.

Step 1 –

Materials required :-

  1. Cardboard pieces (like ofcourse 😉 )
  2. Covering coloured paper (I used this cute Christmas theme green and white wrapping paper)
  3. Ruler
  4. Paper cutter/knife
  5. Glue gun and glue sticks
  6. Liquid glue
  7. Pair of scissors
  8. A paint brush (for evenly distributing the glue over cardboard for pasting paper)
  9. Decorative washy tape rolls
  10. Decorative fabric lace and plastic flowers (from school craft supplies :D)

PS- Ignore the quilling stips in the above picture, I didnt use them :/

Step 2-

Cutting the cardboard pieces into desired dimensions.

I am keeping the 5 pieces of drawer separately till I use them to not get mixed with the rest.

Tell me if the image is not clear. I will upload the dimensions seperately.

Step 3-

Wrapping the pieces. Wrap the pieces with wrapping paper from both the sides using liquid glue. Use the technique that suits you best.

Believe me guys(girls :)), this is the lengthiest step. You need to have patience if you are doing it alone like I did 😦 though after you finish, they look so cute 🙂

Step 4 –

Start joining the parts to make the base using hot glue gun.

PS – be extra cautious while using hot glue if you are not habituated yet. I burnt myself a little 😦

Here my drawer and the base model is ready.

Step 5-

Making the knob for the drawer.

I have taken 2 plastic flowers of blue and green colour and glued them together.

Then attach it to the drawer front again using hot glue gun.

Step 6-

Gluing and attaching the other partitions carefully.

Bulkhead is the one on the right up. You need to slide it over the drawer section. And the 5*11 is the small one above it placed horizontally.

Step 7-

Decorate the front parts with fabric laces. And give a finishing touch by sticking washy tapes at the back edges of the frame to make it more durable and look clean.

And your brand new handmade table organizer is ready to be used. 😀

Step 6-

Place it on your dressing table and put all your stuff systematically as you like.

One set

Another set

You can use the drawer to keep your hair accessories, bracelets or whatever you want to.

Isn’t it cute and neat?

So this is it for today’s activity peeps. Hope you all liked my today’s DIY project. And if you like it, you surely going to make one for yourself. And if you do, don’t forget to share with me on my facebook page.

Also don’t forget to leave your feedback in the comment below:)

Until next time.

Much love

Riya

Cereal box turned Desktop organizer – from my craft’s corner

An easy DIY to do at zero cost which will keep your table top neat and organized.

Isn’t it nice and compact?

I am using it to store my craft supplies like quilling tools, paper strips, glue bottles/sticks /scissor, pen, pencil, ruler etc.

All you need to make this beautiful organizer are-

  • Empty cereal/corn flakes boxes (3)
  • Gift wrapping paper
  • Black tape
  • Scissor /paper cutter
  • Glue

First of all take 3 equal size cereal box and align them together. Like this

Cut top cover part of all the boxes

Then glue the three boxes vertically and tape them horizontally make it more durable.

Measure a certain length from the bottom of front side and mark using a pen. Do the same thing on other side of the box (only front part) and join the two points making a straight line parallel to the bottom (horizontal line)

This will make the front.

Now tilt the organizer and take the marked point and join it with the upper point through a slanting straight line like this.

Now cut along this slant using paper cutter or scissor. Do this for the whole box. You will get this

I have taped the joined edges to be more stable to handle for the time being.. Your DIY desktop organizer model is ready.

Now wrap the whole box using gift wrapping paper and glue.

I have taped all the edges with black durable tape. It gives a nice and clean look too to the organizer.

Lastly take two equal cardboard sheets (using the ones we cutted out at the starting from the boxes) and wrap them using the same wrapping paper. And tape them on one edge. [measurement for these will be the width of the first cereal box.

Paste them like this to make 3 compartments.

Your brand new durable desktop organizer from waste material is ready. Fill it up with all the materials that were messing up your study /work/craft table.

Last compartment is big enough to hold small books also.

I hope you like my work. Tell me in the comments how you feel about this. :=)

Happy crafting

Much love,

Riya