Most of of us are still working from home since many of us are still in some form of lockdown. At the moment it feels like there isn’t too much to look forward to so instead of dwelling on that thought, why not spend some time making some stylish accessories for your desk at home?
I mean if you’re going to be spending your days and weeks there, why not make it as gorgeous and organized as it can be? Even once things have settled, it’s likely that a lot more of us will continue to work from home, at least a lot more than we ever did before.
I’ve got 7 stylish desk accessories to diy that will not only help to pretty up your desk but will also help you keep organised and stay mess free. They’ll work equally well for kids who are home schooling – older kids can even make these themselves.
They’re all small projects but often it’s little things that make a big difference. All of these DIY desk accessories can be completed in an afternoon so you can pick your favourites and get them on your desk this weekend.
7 stylish desk accessories to DIY
Anything made of cane / rattan looks effortlessly stylish and these DIY pencil pots are no exception. They can be made in whatever sizes you need so not only are they great for storing longer items like pens and paintbrushes, but you can make smaller ones for little things like erasers, paper clips etc.
This DIY paper roll holder is one of the handiest things to make for an organized desk space. Firstly it takes no space on the desk, it reduces paper mess and you’ll never be scrambling for paper again. It’s also really handy for a kids desk space. If you’re working from a makeshift desk like the kitchen table and have no space for any desk stuff, then this is the one accessory that you’ll find so handy.
You know those desk cubby’s from the last century?! Well if you (or your grandma) happen to have one lying around then you can give your cubby a fresh, modern look in no time. These cubbies are very handy for papers and files so don’t throw yours away, just update. And if you don’t have one, you can always pick up one in junk shops, ebay and such.
I get that not everyone can get their hands on a wooden cubby so here’s another idea to organise your papers. These DIY paper folders not only look gorgeous on your desk but they’ll keep your papers organised too. Make one for each project (kids can make one for each subject) and easily tidy away your papers at the end of each day. Another DIY desk accessory that’s particularly handy if you’re working from the kitchen or dining table and have to clear up each evening.
Hanging desk organizers look cute and save valuable desk space. Whatever your reason for making these, you can’t go wrong. They’re especially great for you if you’ve got lots of stationery supplies as you can make loads fo these DIY organizers without taking any desk space. The same goes for kids who have crayons, felt pens, color pencils and the rest.
Sometimes it makes sense to have one simple desk accessory that holds everything. And if that’s what you’re after, then this simple but stylish diy desk organizer is the one for you. From holding tape to holding gift wrap, there is space for everything you could need. But if it’s not big enough, it’s easy enough to customise for your own needs. And that cute animal embellishment makes it perfect for a kids desk too.
Who doesn’t need a pencil case? No matter where in the house I’m working, I always have my favourite essential stationery with me in my pencil case. I’ve made a few of these DIY no-sew pencil cases as they also help keep my desk tidy – no stuff strewn all over my desk anymore. But most importantly I can put my pencil case away after use so my kids can’t get to my essential stuff – only a mom will know the frustration of reaching for a pencil and finding it’s disappeared. So has the ruler, and the glue, and the eraser…
Which of these desk accessories are you tempted to make first?