DIY Gold Desk Organiser Made From Upcycled Materials

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I love upcycling different items and as my craft room was being done on a budget, I had to get creative and come up with ideas that would cost me very little. Most of the items I already had at home, so I ended up re-using things I already had and spending nothing.
I used an empty bean tin, a jar and little glass plate to create this desk organiser I had seen online (which cost around 50$!!). Using a little bit of imagination and work, it is possible to achieve the same (or even nicer look if I say so myself by doing it yourself)
I spray painted the items using gold spray paint and attached them all to a wooden pallet I had sanded down and stained using wood stain. I used e6000 glue for the smaller items and screwed the tin on so it would not move. I added some gold sparkle on the base by using a gold dust, to create a subtle look.
I wanted a little more sparkle so put a glitter tape around the jar and the tin. This is the desk organiser when it was finished.
Absolutely love it and it will look amazing in my craft room!
Suggested materials:
  • Gold spray paint
  • E6000
  • Gold dust
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  • Chrissie Fry Chrissie Fry on Nov 09, 2016
    Doesn't the paint chip? Did you use a sealant? Please thankyou x

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  • Kathy Anzalone Kathy Anzalone on Nov 19, 2016
    I wanted to use cans to plant herbs in & hang outside. When I cleaned them out I cut my fingers on the sharp inside edges. What can I use to smooth the edges with? I tried pliers, but they just bent the can & looked terrible. Want to paint & give as gifts.

  • Mario Mario on Dec 04, 2016
    If you have a good can opener, you do not have to have sharp inside edges.