DIY project : desk organizer
For the first DIY project, I really wanted to make this cool desk organizer, to use with the montly planner or the weekly planner with all the useful furniture to keep your projects up to date! I've been looking for a cool way to organize myself for a while now, without turning into the family calendar or something too plain or boring. So we created fun templates to make our to do lists more interesting and let me explain how to transorm it into a really cool notepad!
Before you start, you want to get all the furniture needed to do this project, all of witch is easy to find at your favorite furniture store (idealy and independant one, but Staples has eveything just in case!). The enhanced clipboard will cost around 10$ and less if you can reuse stuff you already have at home.
You will need the following items :
- scrap booking paper, wrapping paper or cool prints
- square post-it
- scissors or x-acto knife
- rubber cement (your new best friend!)
- a sheet of cork (optional)
- metal clips or decorative pins (optional)
- stickers (optional)
- small envelopes (optional)
Once you have all your material together, start placing your items on the clipboard to visualize the final look. Then, mesure the paper of your choice by putting the clopboard over it and tracing the sides with the pen. Cut the paper the right size with the x-acto knife. Use the rubber cement to glue the paper to the clipboard by following the steps : apply some rubber cement on the paper and on the clipboard. Then, let the cement dry (trust me!!!). Once both sides are dry, join them together and take your time to place everything nicely. If you make a mistake, you can undo this slowly and start over. The wonders of rubber cement! Once you decide the result is nice, press on the surfaces to stick together.
Tip : if you drop some rubber cement, let it dry and them rub it with your finger, it will take it all off!
Once the base is done, have fun with the rest! As shown with the examples in the pictures, I printed the calendars at 75% to have this size to put on the clipboard. Then I added all the decorations using the rubber cement the same way as explained earlier.
So I added the post-it, the cork that I previously cut with the x-acto knife, the small envelop and some decorative paper. Then you can add stickers, clips or pins, whatever you like to use on a regular basis! Then you find a useful place to put your new favorite clipboard and start using it :)