Pretty Desk Organizers





Introduction: Pretty Desk Organizers

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Use cardboard, glue and newspaper to make these beautiful desk organizers!

Step 1: Watch the Fun Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

Americana Decou-Page paper

Cardboard Template for tray

Americana Decou-Page medium (I used gloss)

White Americana Acrylic paint

White school glue

Craft knife



Step 3: Here's How

Trace and cut the hexagon

Trace and cut the sides of the tray

Glue the pieces together to create the shape

*You can tape the pieces together while they dry

Add a little water to some white school glue

With a paintbrush, decoupage the paper to the tray with the glue

*This will make it sturdy and keep your pieces in place

When dry, paint the entire tray white

Cut pieces of the Americana Decou-Page Paper to fit the tray

Using the gloss Decou-Page medium, adhere the decorative paper to the tray

Step 4: Print Out This Template!

Print this one regular size copy paper to create the tray we made for this Instructable.



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    Beautiful. Could you please make an instructable to create a top? Thanks!

    I think I'm going to give this a shot with my daughters this weekend. Looks fun easy and inexpensive! Great job.

    So easy to make. The end product looks beautiful!

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    I like simple paper mache projects Saiyam. Everyone has the materials and you can do almost anything if you just let your imagination run wild.