Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm back sharing this cute desk organizer!!

Hello everyone! I have missed you all! I've been absent for more than a month! I know.. long time!!! Tough times...For now, please keep our family in your prayers. I would really appreciate it. We are going through some difficult times. We have faith everything will be all right. Also if you can, please pray that my dad finds a job SOON! He lost his job 4 months ago and it has been really really tough! Thank you for the sweet emails and comments you left! :)

I had a little of extra time today and motivation to do a little cute project. I created a desk organizer. You know what its made out of? Canvas, scrap paper and PVC couplings! It turned out so cute! Here is some pictures I took while making the organizer. (Sorry about the pictures, dont know why they turned out so dark)

Materials:

8 X 10 canvas
1 - - 3in PVC coupling
2 -- 2in PVC couplings
1 -- 1 1/4in PVC coupling
Coordinating scrapbook paper
4 ball knobs ( 1 1/4in ; 3/16in hole)
1 square wooden cube ( 3/4in)
1 small clothespin
spray adhesive
brush
acrylic paint
glue gun
embellishment ( tulle, ribbon, jewels)

1. Paint Canvas.
2. Measure PVC couplings and cut paper according to size.


3. Paint the top of couplings and glue paper on. I used a pretty black and cream script pattern for the PVC couplings.


4. Glue ribbon at the top of all PVC couplings.
5. Glue a coordinating paper at the top of canvas. I normally used a 6 X 8 paper, but in this case I used a smaller one. Its up to you really! (Black and cream scroll)


6. Glue the 4 ball knobs to the bottom of the canvas. The ones I bought have a flat side which makes it easier to glue.

Ta-daaaaaaa!! Final piece is finished! Actually no its not. I just didn't have the rest of the materials I needed. You can see a final piece if you scroll down (pink and black)
I bought a 3 X 5 acrylic frame and glued to the front part of my canvas. I used it to personalize and to add a post-it pad. I will for sure finish this tomorrow! I also added a decoupaged clothes pin to hold photos or notes.
You can decorate pens to match your organizer and they will look very very cute!




Now what you do is add beans, or rice inside each PVC coupling and its perfect to hold pretty pens and pencils! Here is one of the finished organizers I did for a teacher I am working with. Isn't it cute!? Ohh.. I love them!


This is the acrylic frame that I glued upside down to hold my post-it notepad.

This is the clothespin glued to the cube to hold pictures or notes.


Here is another one I did for another teacher. You will never lose another pen with this organizer! :) Hope you enjoy! I dare you to try it! If you do, I would love to see pictures so I can post on my blog! Thanks!
I am posting this on Do It Yourself day @ A Soft Place to Land

25 comments:

  1. Those are too cute! I would've loved one of those when I was teaching! I've missed reading your posts - Hope everything works out for your family.

    Hugs-
    Tyler

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  2. Welcome back and what a great project. Your family is in my prayers and it really is good to see your creative side is back. love your blog!

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  3. I love these! What a cute, creative project.
    pk @ room remix

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  4. What a cute idea! I would have never thought to use PVC pipe to make it. All I can say is WOW!!! I did a post recently on making the "flower pens." I got tired of people using my pens and then running off with them. No one takes the "flowers." LOL! Now, I'm off to check out the rest of your blog...

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  5. This is so cute. I think my desk needs ones. Hope thing work out for your family soon.

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  6. Welcome back! What a great idea and cute project, the possibilities are endless! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I'm so glad you're back - and with such a great idea! I can't wait to make this one. I hope your family is OK!

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  8. What a darling idea! I love it - nice job!

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  9. This is such a great idea!! Thanks for sharing

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  10. I absolutely love these!!! What an excellent idea! I 'll definately try to make one with my little girl...

    Best wishes for you and your family!

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  11. Hey girlie!!

    I am LOVIN' yer blog so I am passing an award onto YOU!!

    Check it out here: http://itsagirlthing1.blogspot.com/2009/10/awwwwwawards.html

    Thanks for all of the FAB ideas! Luvs!!

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  12. Hey girlie!!

    I am LOVIN' yer blog so I am passing an award onto YOU!!

    Check it out here: http://itsagirlthing1.blogspot.com/2009/10/awwwwwawards.html

    Thanks for all of the FAB ideas! Luvs!!

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  13. such a cute and creative idea! so perfect for teachers!

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  14. Adorable! I love this and what a great gift idea!

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  15. Those are brilliant and so cute! Excellent job!

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  16. Sending good thoughts your way, for your dad and the rest of your family! Your organizer turned out really nice! I'd make a hash of something like that; you're very talented!

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  17. Those are so absurdly cute. I love it - what a great project!!!

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  18. BEAUTIFUL! wow, you're good!!!!! :)

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  19. ps - LOVE your before & after pics on the sidebar!! i'll say it again, YOU'RE GOOD :)

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  20. Too Cute!!! I love those. What a wonderful idea for a gift!

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  21. Your blog is very fun and full of great ideas!

    Chelsea

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