let’s get organized!

hope you’re feeling creative today because it’s arts and crafts time!  i have collaborated again with yeri for another fun tutorial on how to make an easy diy desk organizer. 

on a side note, we put a teeny joke in one of the photos.  hope you find it as cheesy and funny as we do.  hint: click on the images to enlarge for better view.

Step 1.  Go outside and spray paint the inside of the letter organizer.  Try to stay within the lines but don’t worry if you go a little over since you’ll cover it up with paper.
Step 2.  Once dry, use the sides of the letter organizer to trace the outline.  For the front and back pieces, be sure to add about a 1/2″ on each side to overlap the sides and create a nice seam.
Step 3.  Cut paper.
Step 4.  You should have 4 pieces of paper.
Step 5.  Brush on mod podge.
Step 6.  Carefully place paper on mod podge.  Be sure to smooth as you go.
Step 7.  Glue the overlapping sides.
Step 8.  Brush on mod podge.
Step 9.  Carefully place paper on mod podge.  Be sure to smooth as you go.
Step 10.  Using an x-acto knife on a cutting mat, trim excess paper.

final hint:  the joke is in the last photo!

Yvonne

Yvonne is the inconsistent and neglectful author behind Modern Girl, a blog that chronicles her insatiable appetite for fashion, beauty, food, and design.

28 Comments

Linda

hello … any suggestions on where to find a letter organizer like the one in your photos ??

Thanks !!!

love the post !

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yvonne

it’s from ikea!

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Marie

I saw it!! Edward…then Cullins..cute 🙂

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Sabinna and David

wow, such a love ly idea! in love with it! great post!!

xx, Sabinna and David

broken-cookies.blogspot.com

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yvonne

try it when you get a chance and share the photos!

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Teri

I love your site. It’s so clean and stylish. I love any posts about organization.
So great!

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yvonne

thanks! i’m actually not too organized, but i like craft stuff.

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A.Co

SOMEBODY loves Twilight!! 😛

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yvonne

muhahahaha…. team edward!

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Criss

Yvonne, your blog is amazing! Love your pictures.

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Caitlin

I love organizational DIY flow charts like this, end result is flawless. Why are desks so fun to discuss and organize?

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yvonne

i know! i can talk about office supplies all day.

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Katie

That turned out so great!

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oomph.

cute idea. is that the right zipcode for Forks 🙂

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yvonne

it is actually! we looked it up, that’s how dorky we are!

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Youa

i love your photos, yvonne! 🙂

i don’t get the joke either.

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yvonne

the joke is in the last image. basically, we’re silly teeny-boppers at heart and love twilight. if you look at the envelope closely, you will see that it is addressed to “mr. e. cullen” and the letter starts with “dearest edward”. it’s suppose to be a creepy stalker letter.

yes, we’re lame!

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Jennifer Fabulous

You make it look so EASY! And it came out so beautiful. What a fabulous idea. 🙂

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yvonne

it is pretty easy! of course, i have to give my friend, yeri the props for the idea! she’s crafty!

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jasna

I looooove your blog! Just found it now and I love fashion and decor too! : )

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yvonne

thanks! visit soon!

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Hannah

Oh my I love it, I wish I had a desk!
This is such a great idea!

xo
Hannah
Endlesslychic.blogspot.com

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yvonne

i think it’s so multi-functional that you can use it for other stuff too. like your makeup brushes or kitchen stuff!

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CessOviedo

This would be perfect for my desk, I literally need to dig in for a pen always, that’s the bad part of working with guys they are so messy! … I’ll try it!

3 Cess O.
http://blog.cessoviedo.com

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yvonne

please share the photos when you’re done!! it’s always fun to see what other people’s take on it.

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A.Co

Stop it, stop it right now!!! Look at your and your DIY – love this.

Yvonne, your pictures are always SO GREAT, the dimension, the angles, everything.

I can’t find the cheesy joke.. maybe I’m not looking hard enough.. or maybe I’m looking too hard. I feel left out.

😉

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

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yvonne

haha thanks! i just added a hint in the post. one more hint: it’s in the last photo.

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