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DIY Desk Organizers to Tidy Up Your Office

Are you looking to get your place organized on a budget? Try one of these 30+ ideas for DIY desk organizers! Personalize them any way you like; they’re great for beginners.

Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see a video of one of the projects in action.

DIY Desk Organizers on a Budget

One of the most popular projects on my blog is a DIY desk organizer! I made it out of recycled toilet paper rolls and paper towel tubes – along with a cereal box and a wood plaque (it’s #1 on the list below).

It was then that I realized two things: 1) you all really, really like desk organizers and 2) there’s no point in ever buying one because you can make exactly the one that you want!

If you want to make your own desk organizer, check out one of the 30+ tutorials below. There are a variety of choices – and not all of them use Mod Podge.

But I’m all about showing you organizers and letting you choose what you want to make and how you incorporate decoupage medium (if you do at all!). Take a peek at the list below and let me know your favorite in the comments!

DIY Desk Organizers

Learn how to make a desk organizer on a budget - plus you can get the exact organizer you want in the size you need it.

Do you want to see the making of a desk organizer in action? Check out the video from Cathie and Steve below (just press “PLAY” in the center of the video in the post):


Friday 12th of August 2022

Your ideas are cute.


Friday 19th of August 2022

Thank you so much!


Tuesday 14th of February 2017

Thanks so much for this compilation! I just started working from home full time, and this would really help me get my desk in some semblance of order and style :D


Friday 3rd of February 2017

Awesome roundup, I especially love the one from The Merry Thought! Thank you so much for including my tin can organizer!