Paper Organizer

I don't know about you but my desk can get completely obliterated by all the piles of papers that accumulate on it. I am constantly moving them from one spot to keep them out of my way but need them to stay on my desk because I am a procrastinator. If I take them off I will totally forget about them. I needed a paper organizer but when I checked they were a little more expensive than I wanted to spend - so I decided to make my own.
I couldn't decide what to make one out of till one morning my granddaughter left an empty cereal box on the kitchen counter and as I was getting ready to drop it in the garbage can an idea occured. Why not use some of these to make my paper organizer out of.
So, I took three of them and cut them at an angle as below and then taped them together to make them easier to cover.
I covered them with some scrapbook paper I had on hand that went well with my craft room decor.
Then I embellished them with a little lace and some scrapbook label holders. I love the results and it holds quite a few papers that I need to address - up out of my way.
And, I love the way it looks sitting on my desk with my other recycled desk organizers.

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  • Kathleenwalsh Kathleenwalsh on Apr 01, 2016
    Have you Decoupaged your paper to the boxes ?

  • Mary Ann K. Mary Ann K. on Feb 03, 2018
    I don’t have scrapbooking paper. Maybe I could buy some inexpensively at the dollar store? Or could I use the old contact paper-type covering?

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  • Bobbie Bobbie on Jun 29, 2016
    This is so cool! Thank you!

  • Rita  Kay Rita Kay on Apr 05, 2017
    I have regular office file holders............but I like your idea because it is enclosed so the papers don't fall out! Plus, I get to recycle something into a usable product and I can decorate them to match or highlite my home décor. Would be good to hold the grands daily graded homework until it can be sorted into their permanent file on the weekend. (We keep everything until the school year is over and then we sort thru it to see the progress that was made and also to see what might need a little refresher over the summer. )