1. Colorful Desk Organization Ideas

When it comes to desk organization ideas, you don’t need a ton of materials. For this project, all Hometalker Dee M needed was some mason jars, a bit of spray paint, and a touch of creativity. Take some old jars and spray on some black paint from Rust-Oleum. Then, when the paint is dry, add additional colors, twine, or any decorations you desire. Get tutorial here

2. Paperwork Works with This Wood Desk Organizer

By dismantling an old shelf and purchasing some hooks, Hometalker Anika created this cute desk organizer for her daughter. A top tip is to use ¾” plywood if you don’t have an old shelf handy. Attach two supports to the base of the shelf and screw a beam between them to create a pocket. Finally, paint and attach to the wall. Easy! Get tutorial here

3. Stylish Office Desk Organizer

For a fraction of the price you’d pay at a trendy store, you can make this stylish desk organizer. For this project, Stacy used some old tin cans, decorative vases, and a simple wooden base. To make this, sand your wooden base. Then, using E6000 glue, stick the tins and vases to the wood. Finally, spray in a color you like and leave to dry. Get tutorial here

4. From Bill Holder to Desk Organizer Tray

When it comes to desk organizer ideas, you don’t always have to start from scratch. For this desk organizer tray, Hometalker Patina Paradise simply repurposed an old bill holder and gave it a few personal touches. First, remove the slats used to hold paper files. Next, paint the wood and sand to create a distressed look before adding some decoration. Get tutorial here

5. From Cereal Boxes to Desk Organizer

Did you know you can make an office desk organizer with cereal boxes? For this project, Cathy went against the grain by using some scrapbook paper and her creative genius. To recreate this, line up three boxes and draw a downward angle from the back corner to front corner. Cut the boxes and glue together. Finally, cover in paper and decorate. Get tutorial here

6. Easy but Elaborate Office Desk Organizer

Using old materials is a great way to save money and create an office desk organizer like this one. To recreate this, start with a wooden board. Then, take an old mail organizer and glue slats to the front. Next, paint the backboard, and screw in the mail organizer. Finally, add hooks to the board and hang mini buckets for a final flourish and added storage. Get tutorial here

7. Tin Can Creative Desk Organization Ideas

Tin lasts a lifetime, which is why this desk organizer as practical as it is attractive. To copy Katie’s idea, start with a selection of tin cans of varying sizes. Remove the labels and add patterns using tape. Spray on contrasting colors and remove the tape. Finally, glue the cans to a wooden board and place on your desk. Get tutorial here

8. In a Spin with This Quirky Desk Organizer

For a desk organizer with a difference, try this idea from Cindy. To start, take four empty CD cases and insert some decorative pictures. From there, glue the edges of each around a wooden base to form a cube. Once dry, mount the cube on a circular base using a pin. Make sure the pin is snug but has enough movement so your desk organizer can spin. Get tutorial here

9. Wonderfully Rustic Wood Desk Organizer

To make a wood desk organizer like this, dismantle a pallet and cut the two shortest slats at a 45-degree angle. Next, screw the two longest slats to the shortest side of the freshly cut supports. Finally, add the thickest slates to the longer side of the supports and screw a base to the underside. To finish, varnish, leave to dry, and place on your desk. Get tutorial here

10. Picture Perfect Desk Organizer

Take one photo frame, fabric, and glue to recreate this desk organizer from Rob and Courtney. Cut your fabric to fit the inner dimensions of the frame and glue it to the glass. Iron flat before stitching offcuts of the fabric into squares. Taking each square, glue it to the fabric to make small pockets. Put the glass back in its frame and you’re ready to get organized. Get tutorial here

11. Micro Desk Drawer Organizer

Short on space? No problem. This desk drawer organizer is ideal for the essentials, for example, a pen and a pencil. To make it yourself, take a wooden divider from in between the slats of a pallet. Add a base using a layer of wood and some buttons/wooden bowls. Next, drill a hole in the top and screw a copper ring to the side. To finish, add some paint. Get tutorial here

12. A Star in the Desk Organizer Universe

One of the simplest desk organizer ideas our community has come up with is this one from Mark. Instead of working with wood and screws, he used shipping boxes and paint. To try this yourself, all you have to do is cut the boxes at an angle, while preserving their structural integrity. Then, to finish, paint black and add flecks of white for a constellation effect. Get tutorial here

13. Save Space & Money with This Organizer

Don’t spend a fortune on a desk organizer. Instead, try this crafty design from Wendy using empty toilet paper rolls. To start, cut the cardboard toilet paper holders to various heights. Next, paint each roll and add decorations such as twine. Finally, stick decorative paper to a cardboard base, arrange your holders into a neat layout, and glue in place. Simple! Get tutorial here