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Make a DIY Desk Organizer on a Budget

Are you looking to get your place organized on a budget? Try one of these 20 ideas for a DIY desk organizer! Personalize them any way you like.

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

DIY desk organizer 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 #7 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!

DIY Desk Organizer

If you want to make your own desk organizer, check out one of the 20 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!

  1. DIY Back To School Desk Organizer from lovelyindeed.com
  2. DIY Wood And White Desk Organizers from drawntodiy.com
  3. Embroidered Desk Organizer from thecraftedlife.com
  4. Desk Organizer from themerrythought.com
  5. DIY Pen Organizer from thecrazycraftlady.com
  6. Desk Organizer DIY from kleinworthco.com
  7. Recycled Desk Organizer from modpodgerocksblog.com
  8. DIY Eames Desk Organizer from monsterscircus.com
  9. DIY Hanging Desk Organiser from burkatron.com
  10. DIY Pencil Holder & Office Organizer from designformankind.com
  11. DIY Desk Organiser from thelovelydrawer.com
  12. Upcycled Tin Can Organizer from mountainmodernlife.com
  13. DIY Wood Desk Organizers from homeyohmy.com
  14. DIY Desktop Organizer from freutcake.com
  15. Upcycled DIY Organizer from askannamoseley.com
  16. Triangle Organizer from buzzfeed.com
  17. Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer from sugarandcloth.com
  18. DIY Office Organizer from thehousethatlarsbuilt.com
  19. Constellation Organizers DIY from markmontano.com
  20. DIY Cardboard Roll Desk Caddy from pinkwhen.com

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):

Janelle

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

Katie

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!

Katie