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How to Make a Box Organizer for the Office

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What You'll Be Creating

Make this fun and super-easy box organizer, ideal for displaying and storing your craft supplies and desk accessories. 


  • Bulldog clips/ binder clips
  • Painter's tape
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Wooden boxes in different sizes

1. Create a Design

Apply painter’s tape in a design of your choice on to the outside of the boxes. I've kept it geo and simple with a strip of tape across the diagonal of the box. 

2. Paint the Boxes

Step 1

Start painting the outside of the box and leave to dry.

Step 2

Now apply painter's tape on the backside of the inside of the box in the design of your choice. Again, I've chosen to use a simple diagonal line. Paint the inside of the box in your choice of colour.

Step 3

Paint the edges of the box in a complementary colour and set to dry. For a design that pops, try a complementary neon colour. 

Step 4

Repeat steps 1 and 2 with your other boxes. 

3. Paint the Bulldog Clips

Apply a thin coat of paint to each bulldog clip in the same colour as the edge of your boxes. Allow the paint to dry completely before applying the next coat.  

4. Assemble the Box Organizer

Use the bulldog clips to join the boxes together. You can arrange your boxes in any design. Try stacking them on top of each other, or place them in a row on the diagonal and clip them together. 

Organize your Stuff

Well done, your box organizer is now ready for storage!

Use a bunch of boxes to maximize your office to its full storage potential, or pick just a few boxes for small storage. Your new colourful containers will help reduce clutter from building up on the desk.

It's compact enough for small spaces and provides a place for everything. It's super-handy for storing craft supplies and over time, you can easily rearrange and add more boxes to suit your needs. 

What do you think of my storage solution for you desk? Do you have any other crafty storage ideas? I'd love to hear them. 

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