How to make a cardboard desk organizer

They say that a tidy workspace is important if you want to stay productive, but no matter how good your intentions are, it can be tough to keep everything on your desk organized. Having a system to keep everything in place makes this much easier.
This cardboard desk organizer is not only an efficient but a pretty way to stay organized, and you can easily customize it to hold whatever you need. The video tutorial and the instructions below will show exactly how to make one for yourself.
- Square Piece of cardboard
- Cardboard box lid
- Ruler
- Pencil
- Utility knife
- Decorative paper
- Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Ribbon
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1. Draw a line 2 inches in from either side of the square piece of cardboard. Use a utility knife to score along each line and fold the cardboard up in the opposite direction from where you scored it.
2. Trace the outline of the cardboard onto a piece of decorative paper and cut it out with scissors. Hot glue this piece of paper into the bottom of the cardboard organizer.
3. Cut out a piece of decorative paper that will fit into the bottom of the cardboard box lid using scissors. Secure it with hot glue.
4. Cut a piece of cardboard 4 inches tall and 12 inches long. Score the cardboard with the utility knife at three points 3 inches apart lengthwise to create four equal-sized sections.
5. Fold this piece of cardboard into an open-ended box and hot glue it together.
6. Hot glue the tray you made in step 1 to the tray you made in step 3, and hot glue the box from step 4 into the tray from step 3.
7. Tie a pretty piece of ribbon around the box.

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