Get organized with a desk organizer made from candle holders

It is easy to lose small items in the chaos of a working space. Keep paper clips, erasers, rubber bands and the like organized in a decorative but functional organizer made from clear votive candle holders. Gluing them to a tray makes it easy to transport the holders if you move your work station from one location to another.
Use different colors on the holders' rims to personalize the organizer. Add little touches such as small fake plants or stuffed animals placed in the tray's corners. This organizer also is handy for holding cosmetics supplies such as brushes, lipsticks and cotton swabs. Use one to contain bobby pins, hair ties and barrettes in the bathroom.
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Materials
- Five small, clear votive candle holders
- Painter's tape, 1 inch wide
- Dark-brown metallic acrylic paint
- Fine-tip artist's paintbrush
- Small bowl
- Plastic or enamel tray, 12 inches wide, 6 inches high and 1 inch deep
- Super glue gel
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Instructions
1. Wrap tape around the top outside circumference of the holder. Squirt a little paint in the bowl. Paint on top of the holder's rim. Let the paint dry. Remove the tape.
2. Repeat step 1 for the remaining four holders.
3. Position the tray horizontally. Center three holders along the inside top. Center the remaining two holders underneath the top row so they resemble Olympic rings from above.
4. Run glue around the base of each holder, one at a time, and firmly press the holders back in place on the tray. Let the glue dry before using the organizer.
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