Introduction: Shoe Box Desktop Organizer

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Learn how to make a shoe box desk organizer. This is a great creation because it helps keep your desk or counter way neater. This creation solves one of my least favorite things to do, clean my desk. I do not know how my desk gets so messy within a week but it looks as if a tornado went across my desk. With this organizer it is way easier for me to keep my desk clean.

This Instructable is just one of hopefully many to come from Dover Intermediate School in Westlake, Ohio. In Technology Literacy class students explore many components of technology. will help students share their work and experience in dreaming, planning, designing, making and documenting. We hope this to be just a start of some great ideas and creations. Be sure to follow to see more made by DIS Demons!

Step 1: Supplies

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The supplies you will need.

  • An old shoebox ( Box with connected lid )
  • Duct Tape or extra cardboard Beads or gems ( decoration - Optional )
  • Small scale pictures ( optional )

Step 2: Tools

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The tools you will need:

  • Scissors or exacto knife
  • Glue stick or Hot glue

Step 3: Sections

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First take your extra cardboard or duct tape and section off different sized areas. If you use duct tape take two pieces the same size and connect both of the sticky sides together.

Step 4: Bling It Up!

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Then take your beads or glitter and glue them wherever you want on your organizer. ( optional )

Step 5: Picture

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Next take your small pictures and tape or glue them to the connected top half of the box. (Optional )

Step 6: Fill It!

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Finally you can fill up your organizer with your choice of items.

This is a very easy project to make, and it is very help full when you need to be organized. But I did notice that there is one problem that may occur depending on your shoe box, if your connected lip is flimsy like mine you need to lean it against a wall or use some straws or pencils to hold up the top. Also if you use an exacto knife make sure to have parent supervision while doing it or have a parent do it for you. Other then that this is a very easy project to make and I recommend you try it.

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Swansong (author)2017-05-02

I love how useful shoe boxes are! I made a tea caddy out of one. :)

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