How to create your own desk tidy

Hello Crafters, How are you today? This week I was trying to find a way to store my Tombow glues upside down -- I prefer to keep them like that so that when they’re running low all of the glue is next to the fine tip end (I rarely use the other end). I couldn’t find anything that did the trick round the house, so I decided to make myself one. You could actually fit 6 glues in this but I decided to keep some scissors and pens in there too and use it more as a desk tidy rather than just somewhere to store glue.

And how pretty is it?! It totally brightens up my desk and takes up hardly any space. You could of course make it with whatever patterned paper you have to hand, but I just had to use the Flower and Field paper pack that you can choose to receive free with a £45 order until end Feb, just because it’s soooo gorgeous! 

Flower & Field 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Flower & Field 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper [155223] £0.00

Video Tutorial -- Flower & Field Desk Tidy


Inside compartments -- 2 lots of 5″ x 8 1/4″ pieces of cardstock, scored at 1 1/4″, 2 1/4″, 3 1/2″ and 4 1/2″ on the short side. Each piece then needs to be cut into 3 lots of 2 3/4″ pieces along the long side (you will have 6 pieces total)

Base for Desk Tidy -- 6 1/2″ x 8 1/4″, scored at 2 1/4″ on each side.

Patterned paper piece -- 12″ x 2″

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