Desk Organiser: Practical Spring DIY

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

Is spring cleaning fever starting to hit you yet? For some reason spring often brings along that feeling of needing a change, a fresh start. Is it the flowers that are already blooming or the fresh air? Who really knows? What we do know is that getting organised is certainly never a bad thing! One of the easiest places to start (because easy is always a good place to start) is on your desk. We spend so much time at our desks, so having a cute desk organiser seems like a no-brainer.

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

This DIY desk organiser has 3 sections to keep your stationery, as well as mini cork boards for pinning notes and a magnet piece for keeping your paperclips tidy. It’s pretty nifty and is so quick to make!

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

What You Need:

Foam board (2xA4 or 1xA3)
Clear adhesive glue
Craft knife
Ruler
Thin permanent marker
4-5mm thick cork (optional)
Adhesive magnet sheet (optional)

What To Do:

Start by cutting out all of your pieces from the foam board. Use a craft knife – scissors will squash the foam and make your edges harder to glue.

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

Cut cork shapes to match the two outer houses, or whichever houses you choose. Draw your window and door detail and then stick the cork onto the front foam piece.

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

Glue the front piece onto the long base piece. To make sure the base is not visible from the front, glue the front piece against the side of the base, rather than sticking it on top of the base piece. Use glue along the edges of the internal pieces and allow them to dry before adding your back piece. Be sure to glue down all edges of the internal pieces to keep it all together.

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

Finally, cut a small square of adhesive magnet sheet to stick to the side of your desk organiser. I used a leftover piece from this Instagram Photo Magnet DIY. It’s always great knowing that the small leftovers kept from previous projects were not kept in vain!

Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.Cute DIY Desk Organiser with cork for notes and magnets to keep paperclips tidy.

Do you have any spring cleaning or organising tips? We’d love to hear them!

Happy organising!

Deborah Signature Featherly

For more creative inspiration, follow my Instagram at @Puresweetjoy or visit me at Pure Sweet Joy.

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Deborah is a creative, always looking for new ideas to craft on a budget. Her blog, Pure Sweet Joy, includes crafts, DIYs, free printable downloads and blogging tips. By day she is a registered dietitian, wife and friend hoping to empower the communities around her to follow their passions and live a full, creative life. She believes that everyone has a creative side, sometimes it just needs to be found.

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