Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Tutorial: Desk Top Organizers

I love organization products. I have such a wide variety of baskets, boxes, carts and shelves! I am also inspired by my supplies, so I like to have them on display on my desk. So, I put my stash away in boxes on shelves and leave smaller quantities of certain things out in smaller organizers within my reach when I work at my desk. These items get used up and replenished or rotated. I even make my own organizers or alter existing ones using my crafting supplies. Here are a mini magazine holder style organizer and a washi tape box I created using Sizzix dies by Eileen Hull and Courtney Chilson. 

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

To die-cut the Card Box, Planner Storage & Organizer, create the following Sizzix Sandwich -

To assemble the Planner Storage & Organizer, fold the tabs of the die-cut Planner Storage & Organizer along the crease lines. Apply adhesive on the tabs and press to the facing surface.
TIP: Because the mat boards are thick, you may need rubber bands to hold the shape while the adhesive sets.

Use gel medium to add a layer of tissue to the Planner Storage & Organizer. Seal with a top coat of gel medium. Once the medium dries, add some colors to the Planner Storage & Organizer with Gelatos colors or you favorite paints.

Embellish the spine of the Planner Storage & Organizer.

To die-cut the Washi Tape Box, create the following Sizzix Sandwich -

NOTE: You will need to die-cut two of the short side pieces and three of the long side pieces (two for the sides and one for the bottom) to complete one Washi Tape Box.

Cut along the crease line of one of the long side pieces with scissors to create the bottom piece.

Assemble the Washi Tape Box by applying adhesive to the tabs and pressing them to the facing surface. 
The long strip with a crease line down the middle will act as a hinge for your box lid.

Cut a dowel slightly longer than the width of the Washi Tape Box. 
Attach a die-cut circle to one end of the dowel to keep the tape rolls from sliding out. I pushed a mini wood finial at the other end of the dowel so I can take the rolls out when I needed. Do not use adhesive with the finial or your dowel can not be taken out of the Washi Tape Box.

I wanted to add a flower to decorate my Washi Tape Box. To die-cut the leaves, you'll need to create the following Sizzix Sandwich:

  • Place the other Standard Cutting Pad on top and start turning the handle of your SizzixBig Shot Machine Only (White and Gray). The rollers in the Big Shot machine will propel the entire sandwich through the machine and you’ll have your die-cut pieces ready.

Decorate the Washi Tape Box with tapes, paints, flower and leaves.

Slide your washi tape rolls into the dowel and place the dowel inside the Washi Tape Box and push the finial to hold the dowel in place. Close the box lid.

You can create as many of these as you want to keep your studio and art desk organized and create a personalized handcrafted look for your home that will inspire you every time you step in to create art!

Note: I am a project designer for Sizzix. Sizzix provided me with the above dies to create the above project. If you click the links to buy these dies, I will earn an itsy bitsy portion of the sale. Use the code SZB2015 at checkout. You get 15% off and I get an itsy bitsy portion of the sale. It's win-win!   

1 comment:

Loly Borda said...

Beautiful and so useful! Thanks for the inspiration! I love your projects!