Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Desk Organizer



I love quick and easy projects! For today's post I want to share the with you all the coolest stationary desktop organizer!

 Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, isn't it WILD! Love leopard print don't you?!!!


I was so excited when I found this printed duct tape at the Dollar Store. I couldn't believe it! I picked up the last leopard print roll!


Supplies:
Duct tape
Ribbon
Empty tin cans
Hot Glue Gun 
Velcro dots


This project is so easy I really don't think it needs much explanation. I used two strips of duct tape on each can, aligning the edge of the the tape to the top and the bottom edges on the can. This left a gap right in the centre on the can. Perfect and the exact size I needed for the ribbon I used. I finished each can by hot gluing ribbon to the tops and bottoms of the cans. Once all the cans were finished I secured them all together with another ribbon.


For the top tuna can I did the same, but then used some Velcro dots to secure to the top centre of the of the other cans.

Hope this inspires you to create and organize your own desk using some recycled cans and cool print duct tape!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting :)
 Sharing this with my Crafty Peeps!

56 comments:

  1. Too cute! I did not know the dollar store carried leopard print duct tape! Great find. :)

    Julie

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    1. Hi Julie, I know! I was excited to see it too! Too bad there was only one roll of that print left... the others didn't wow me, LOL!

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  2. Fantástico Ilda! Que ideia genial! Já não deito latas fora. Obrigada por partilhar.
    Feliz semana!
    Beijinhos de Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Oi Ana! Estou feliz por saber que você vai salvar suas latas, por que não?! Há tantas coisas que você pode fazer com esta idéia!

      Bjs

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  3. This is a great idea, I am actually going to make one for my make-up brushes.

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    1. Maria! That is a great idea! I have made some like this in the past for my daughters hair accessories, but used modge podge and paper. The duct tape is way easier, quicker and less messier to use! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Olá, gosto demais dessas postagens aproveitando materiais. O planeta agradece.
    Lindo trabalho.

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  5. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com



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    1. You are so welcome, always a pleasure!

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  6. Boy, I'm sure glad I'm not the only one who "collects" food cans! I have about twenty or so, various sizes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Hahaha... I'm kind of a craft hoarder! If it looks like it could be useful for a craft I keep it :) Can't wait to see what you make with yours!

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  7. I nominated you for a Liebster Award - here are the details:

    http://keepingitstepford.blogspot.com/2013/02/liebster-award_19.html

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    1. Wow! Thanks so much Maria! I am very flattered. Unfortunately I don't qualify... It's for bloggers with less than 200 followers :( Congrats on your nomination!!! Well deserved :)

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  8. love your desk organizer!
    New follower from the hop! from I Love My Online Friends 'GFC' Blog Hop. Will definitely visit again

    ♥Luanne♥
    Crochet My Heart

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Luanne and for following, will be following you back :)

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  9. Just stopping by to invite you to my link party. I would love it if you would link this up. Such a good idea. I love it.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite Lauren! Will definitely take you up on your offer!

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  10. Love this idea! It definitely looks like it's much more than cans. :)

    I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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    1. Thanks so much for the invite! Will be joining you for sure!

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  11. Oh my gosh! LOVE it! I have been looking for a leopard duct tape and I can't find any :( Thanks for sharing!

    Anne

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  12. It amazes me how many ways we can use duct tape now days, I have seen some of the designs at Michael's and it's great. I love the organizer you have made from the leopard tape!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know duct tape is amazing these days! I guess that's what happens when you let a woman loose in the garage... we just beautify everything, LOL! Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. This is absolutely clever! I love it. I will have to start saving my empty cans now. Found you at the link party over at Earning My Cape and I'm a new follower. Looking forward to browsing through your site.
    With Smiles,
    Angie at http://snackcupsandsmiles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Angie! Thanks so much for stopping by and following, will do the same and follow back! Glad your saving your tins! The planet will thank you too!

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  14. Genius idea! I would love to try this. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Hoping from Naptime Review to visit you.
    -Honeybee
    http://herweightlossdiary.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Honeybee!

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  15. I like that you can make this in virtually any style you want (just by picking out the covering)! Thanks for the share.

    I'm visiting today from Thumping Thursdays.

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  16. What a clever, affordable and adorable idea, Ilda! I'm going to keep a lookout next time I'm at the Dollar Store for some of this printed duct tape. I had no idea they even made it!

    I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-9/

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    1. Thanks for the invite! Missed this past one... will join the next one!

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  17. This is too fun! I work from home and need a little organization and pop power! LOVE it!! Pinned it and so doing this week!

    Stopping by from Pin Me.

    Alexis from Running Away? I'll help you pack!

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    1. Thanks so much Alexis! BTW am your newest follower, thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Beginning of story- getting snowed in.
    End of story- my kids and I are making these this weekend.

    Super! Thanks for sharing on Photo Friday Blog hop!

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    1. Would love to see how they turn out! Happy Crafting!

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  19. Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster. I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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  20. I love leopard print!!! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna

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  21. I am featuring your desk organizer today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. Such a great idea. This week's party starts later today, I hope that you will link up again. Thanks.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is just a wonderfully creative idea. I just love it. I'm excited to be a new follower via GFC. I would love for you to stop by my blog.

    http://viewfromrivermountain.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Jessica! Thanks so much for stopping by and following... will follow you back :)

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  23. Great idea and so easy!! Off to find lots of fun duct tape... office supplies, kids art supplies, make up and hair brushes! FUN!

    Sarah

    http://lifewithleahy.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Sarah! Happy you like this idea... so easy and really quick, so many different ways to use it too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  24. Very cute and clever idea~ I think I have all the things to make this! Thanks for linking up and sharing last week on Made in a Day!
    Kim

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    1. You are so welcome Kim! Thanks for hosting fabulous parties!

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  25. stopping by from made in a day! love this organizer and will have to make one for myself!

    come check out my blog.... http://www.bearandlionmama.com/

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    1. Hi mama Lola! Thanks for stopping by... BTW am your newest follower! Have a great weekend :)

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  26. Hooray for the dollar store!! This looks great! Love the leopard print :)
    Thanks for sharing at Artsy Corner :)

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  27. Super cute! I really need to get organized around here!

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  28. LOVE! Featured you here!
    http://lifewithleahy.blogspot.com/2013/02/fabulous-friday-finds.html

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Sarah! Am your latest follower btw! :)

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  29. Wow, love your organizer! It looks great and the fabric is awesome. Thank you so much for the inspiration, and for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful weekend. :)
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  30. Wow, this is super cute! And much kinder on the eyes than the organizers in the stores! Thanks for following my blog, I'm following you back :)

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I appreciate all of them! Happy Crafting :) xox, Ilda