Keeping things sorted with a camouflage organizer.

Make a Camo Organizer with Mod PodgeWith Father’s Day coming up, I’m going to try to show you a few projects that are appropriate for guys. Because manly men can decoupage, too! Nothing says “I’m a crafty tough guy” more to me than camouflage. If you need a great gift idea for the dude in your life, this definitely fits the bill. Here’s how Walter made this DIY organizer.

So, I have been on lookout for a nicely constructed organizer, and during my quest I have found that many are made mostly of chipboard. What? And you want how much for it? LOL! I found a nicely constructed organizer made of wood at a yard sale. I just knew with Mod Podge that I could transform this baby into something functional. I really LOVE (some) camouflage, like the pattern that I chose.

Mod Podge DIY Camo Organizer

Here is how I made this camouflage organizer. It’s really easy.


  • Camouflage patterned papers
  • Any Mod Podge formula (I used Gloss)
  • Mod Podge tool set
  • X-Acto knife
  • Paintbrush

Yard Sale FindHere is what my organizer looked like before. Apples and cherries? Not nearly manly enough.

Step One -TwoDepending on how rough the condition of your organizer is, you may have to prepare it. If you do, complete that step first (sanding and painting) and let dry. Then use Mod Podge to decoupage the paper to the whole piece and let it dry for at least 15 – 20 minutes. Cut off excess with an X-Acto knife. Then, I slightly sanded the edges for a more rugged look . . .

Step Three

I used a make-up wedge to apply FolkArt paint to the perimeter of the organizer. Seal with satin polycrylic.

Project Completed

Project Completed! Very pleased with the outcome.

Decoupage camo DIY organizer

Now I have a place to store my important notebooks and latest magazines. This would make a nice Father’s Day gift; won’t you give it a try?

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  1. says

    I adore this! Pinned to me Father’s Day board.

    Pretty please share this on a link party that I host with 4 other blogs called Moonlight & Mason Jars (live Monday at 5pm EST thru Sunday at midnight). We feature 5 blogs who link up every week.

    Jenn Pilgrim
    The Newlywed Pilgrimage