DIY your desk II

by Mindy Lockard on April 23, 2013

We’re back with the step-by-step details for our DIY your Desk from last week’s New Day NW Segment.


If you love DIY, I hope you’ll join me and Sheaffer Pen Today (Tuesday April 23rd) for a #LunchChat (12 PM ET) on twitter for a #SpringCleaning conversation focused on #DIY.

Okay, back to the DIY at hand.

File Holder

Michael’s Craft Store Shopping List:

  • Decorative paper or fabric
  • Spray glue
  • Ribbon

Other supplies

  • Bonus Size Cereal Boxes
  • File Folders
  • Tabs


1. Measure and cut two cereal boxes

2. Measure and cut paper or fabric to cover boxes

3. Spray glue on boxes

4. Wrap with paper and glue

5. Fasten together with a ribbon

IRL Pinspiration Board

Michaels Craft Store Shopping List

  • Roll of cork
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun

Other Supplies

  • Second-hand framed art


1. Remove art from second-hand frame

2. Measure cork and hot glue

3. Measure ribbon and glue strips to the side and base of board.

4. Tack down the horizontal strips to both sides of the board.

5. Weave the vertical ribbon strips in

Glass Desk Accessories

Michael’s Craft Store Shopping List:

  • Glass
  • Paint


1. Wipe down glass

2. Depending on the size of glass add 1 to 1.5 oz of paint.

3. Roll glass around until all of the sides are covered.

4. Let dry upside down on a piece of paper to allow the excess paint to drip down.

Collage Pile of Treasures

Michael’s Craft Store Shopping List:

  • Frames

Other Supplies

  • 1 large desk pile of artwork, letters, mementos


1. Organize treasures / artwork / letters into piles.

2. Collage into frames

3. Hang on wall

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