Having my desk more in order makes me feel more productive – how about you? Use one of these ideas for a DIY desk organizer to help keep you in line.
Bonus: Scroll down to the bottom of the post to get a video of how to make several different types of organizers for your desk and office space. You’re going to love them!
When it comes to organizing, it’s easy for me to maintain systems that are already in place. Meaning, if someone sets up a organization system for me, I can keep it going. It’s just hard for me to come up with something!
I need a DIY desk organizer, so I am depending on the brilliant creatives of the interwebs for ideas . . . and I found 22 that I really like. Now I just have to figure out which one(s) to make!
These projects range from recycled materials to building from scratch to taking an existing item and repurposing. You’ll see there are many, many ways to organize your desk space on a budget. Take a peek at the projects and let me know which one is your favorite in the comments.
DIY Desk Organizers
If you are in the market for a clean and tidy desk, check out these 20+ DIY desk organizer projects that look good and are budget friendly.
Turn a piece of plywood into an organizer that doubles as a piece of art! To make your cute mountains desk organizer, you will need plywood, wooden glue, acrylic paint, sanding paper, a jigsaw or a handsaw, and clamps.
I love the colors and marbled look of this organizer! The marbling is easy since she used clay to make this. The clay is really nice to work with because you can customize it exactly as you like. Nice, right?
No desk drawers? No problem with this DIY sewing project. Supplies, notes, and papers can be neatly stored in this chair organizer - perfect if you don't really have a desk, but just use a random table and need to clear it off on occasion.
If you already have wire office organizers but just want to spice them up a bit, you can cross stitch the fronts with yarn. This is a great way to buy an inexpensive base but make it look like a million bucks.
This colorful project would help me stay upbeat when working. You can't look at this and not smile! I love that when not holding any papers, it almost looks like a sculptural art piece, but is totally functional for corralling all those papers on your desk.
Make an old three drawer organizer coordinate with your décor using paint and stencils. If you can find one of these style organizers at the thrift store, you can easily dress it up to be suitable for work or school.