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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
  2. DIY Wood And White Desk Organizers from
  3. Embroidered Desk Organizer from
  4. Desk Organizer from
  5. DIY Pen Organizer from
  6. Desk Organizer DIY from
  7. Recycled Desk Organizer from
  8. DIY Eames Desk Organizer from
  9. DIY Hanging Desk Organiser from
  10. DIY Pencil Holder & Office Organizer from
  11. DIY Desk Organiser from
  12. Upcycled Tin Can Organizer from
  13. DIY Wood Desk Organizers from
  14. DIY Desktop Organizer from
  15. Upcycled DIY Organizer from
  16. Triangle Organizer from
  17. Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer from
  18. DIY Office Organizer from
  19. Constellation Organizers DIY from
  20. DIY Cardboard Roll Desk Caddy from

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):


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!