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DIY Organizer with Sophistication

A simple guide for those who prefer to make their own and/or customize.

☆ Step 01 . Make a Guide .

For this particular organizer, I wanted to create space for all my craft supplies. This included big things and little things . So I drew out a simple plan to accommodate the sizes that I needed and figured out how many drawers I wanted to have. 

*keep in mind, where you want this organizer to be. Is it against a wall. Does it spin? Can things be put on any side? Will it fit in this space? ect. 
Mine was going to be under my best, I  had access to it on all sides except the back. 

☆ Step 02 . Get Your Measurements .

This includes you measuring any craft boxes, paper lengths, pencil lengths, or whatever you plan to store and/or organize.  This is obviously important because you want whatever you store to be the exact size you need them to be. Going in blind is okay if you don't have and specifics, some drawers can be all one size, like in this DIY I made or various sizes and you simply fit whatever you can. 

☆ Step 03 . Make your Inserts

Think...stacked cereal boxes. The idea here is creating the skeleton of your organizer so that when it is all assembled, everything fits together nicely. I had 3 seperate inserts . One in the middle, and two extra on the sides . This process will make putting everything together super easy and somewhat seamless. 

As you can see from this picture, the different compartments I made. This is also helpful when you have varying sizes of materials. From Foamboard to Cardboard. 

☆ Step 03 . Glue them Together

Once all of your measurements are made, you can begin to put your organizer together. Simply hot glue each compartment you have made into together in the shape you wish for it to be

☆ Step 05 . Fill in Gaps & Tape for a seamless look.  

This step is only important because, in order for your organizer to have a more refined look, compared to a grade school arts and craft project, you want to fill in any gaps that will make it looks lumpy and bumpy. cardboard typically has this its moments when it will be lumpy; as well as any hot glue that may dry away from your seams. 

To help it all stay in place and create a more smoother surface, taping the same and corners will help that.

☆ Step 06 . Make Your Drawers 

I made this step down the line because, sometimes with any design {unless you have an architect of sorts or you happen to be really good with measurements}, the inserts for your drawers may be a little iffy. Making the drawers after will allow you to make the most accurate measurements so you do not have to make many; if any, adjustments or redos later on. 

☆ Step 07 . Decorate

I used poster and tissue paper, along with contact paper to make my organizer fit in with the color scheme of the room. My desk is black so it made sense to make my organizer black as well. The tissue paper was just to make it a little fun and pop in different areas . You can also use paint...but depending on the tape you may have use, it may mess around with the brightness of your colors compared to the cardboard itself. 


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