Intro: Cardboard Desk Organizer
So here's my first Instructables post !
It is vital for me to keep things organized on my working desk - otherwise it bugs me and I have a hard time being creative and efficient. But if, just like me, you are on a pretty tight budget and have two hours ahead of you, the best I can do is explaining to you how to create this simple yet practical desk organizer.
As a student in object design, if you do this Instructables I would be most grateful if you could send me a photo of your finished organizer, at : email@example.com. It would be really interesting for me to have some feedback. Thanks in advance !
Step 1: Materials and Tools
What you will need :
- A large piece of cardboard (mine was 50 by 65 in centimetres)
- Optional : Coloured paper if you wish to customize the cardboard (I used yellow and white paper). Glue it cautiously on either/or one/ side of the carboard with enough liquid (or even better : spray adhesive)
- Liquid glue
- A cutter
- A ruler
- A pencil
Step 2: Plan Your Dimensions
You can customize my dimensions in order to adapt them to your own needs, like the size of your phone or what you plan to put in the organizer.
Keep in mind the thickness of your cardboard in your measuress - mine was 2mm thick - as it willl add to the height
The measures were calculated in accordance with the Fibonacci sequence to be visually harmonious.
Step 3: Cut
Cut, cut, cut.
Start with the small modules at the centre, you will do the outer box at the end, to make sure everything fits in it.
Step 4: Glue the Edges Together
Keep the pressure until it is sealed together (20 to 30 seconds)
Step 5: Gather the Modules
Step 6: Put the Modules in the Outer Box
You may now choose to keep the modules in the box, and take them out of it according to how you use it.
It's all up to you !
Step 7: TADAAA
You may now use your desk organizer as you wish.
Again, I would be grateful if you could send me a picture of your own desk organizer at : firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope this Instructables has been useful for you.