DIY desk organiser

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 20 Sep, 2016

Separate the craft knives from the pens with our DIY geometric desk tidy, helping to systemise your supplies to keep your craft space in shape.

1. Unpack all the elements of your Bare Basics shadow box (we find the landscape one works best because of the variety of shapes and sizes inside).  To create a section tall enough for pens, turn the long thin boxes around and cut one of the ends off. We'll add a back for that later.

2. Decide on a deco sheet design and choose a complementary Artiste acrylic paint. Apply a couple of coats over each of your boxes (inside and out), allowing time for drying between layers.

3. Stick the boxes together to form the layout of the desk tidy, using Anita's Tacky Glue or a hot glue gun. Leave to fully dry.

4. Fussy cut different shapes from your chosen deco sheet design. Don't be afraid to mix things up a bit – we've cut larger clusters of triangles to overlap a few boxes as well as individual triangles for pops of colour on the front and back. Adhere the desk tidy with tacky glue.

5. For a more hard-wearing finish, apply a coat of Artiste matt or gloss varnish all over. Finally, if you've used any of the taller boxes as pen pots, cut a panel the same size as your box from acetate (you get a spare sheet with each shadow box), leaving tabs along three of the edges for gluing. Secure to the back of the box with hot glue.

Project and how-to instructions by Sarah Gane. Project originally published in the April issue (69) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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