My daughter's desk was an absolute disaster so I decided I would take one of the thousands of pins on my DIY board, an old shoe box, and some toilet paper tubes and conquer the mess.
The pin that I speak of is the super awesome DIY marker caddy posted by Aunt Peaches. I am totally and completely jealous that I didn't think of this on my own. I decided to give it a go to see if it really was as easy and functional as it looked.
This one is pretty straight forward. Get yourself a shoe box and some paper tubes. Cut said tubes to the height of your box. Fill your box. Decorate.
A kid painted caddy is pretty perfect for organizing stray writing utensils in a kid's room or crafty area. If you're looking for something slightly more grown up looking, you can glue scrapbook paper around the box instead. Here's what ours looked like when it was all set up on Samantha's desk:
I filled it up with pencils, pens, scissors and her endless array of markers (many of which were downstairs where she couldn't even get to them because we had nowhere to keep them). It separates the items pretty perfectly and still makes it nice and easy for her to get in there when she's in her artsy zone.
VERDICT: Insanely easy. Awesomely resourceful. Do it!
This post was originally published on Cuddles and Chaos.
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