Containing the Craft and Office Supplies

Excited to continue the Organization for the Insane series today with a post about containing all of those crafty supplies with out spending money. Melinda is even including Free printables, so you can tackle this project today!

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Hi, I’m Melinda from DECOR8Rgirl! My blog is all about my craftiness, family and life. I also have an Etsy store under the same name where I sell jewelry, accessories and cards. I’m excited to guest post about my favorite organization project.

Since I had so many pens, pencils and markers sitting around, I knew I needed some way to keep them organized and in reach. I came upwith this organizing station.

Office Supply Organizer

To create my little organizer, I made labels for each item and wrapped them around aluminum cans we had left over from vegetables. I then covered a few layers of really sturdy cardboard with some cute shelf liner I had bought for a dollar or two a while back at Target. Then I used E-6000 to glue each can down to my platform. This way all my containers would stay together on my desk. In front of these containers, I put spray-painted tuna cans for my paper clips, little pens and little markers. I left those off of the platform so that I could grab them and take them with me if I needed to.

Want to make your own? Here is a PDF of the labels I created!

This whole project was free for me, I just needed some leftover cans, printer paper, cardboard and shelf liner! Do you have a crafty way you organize your office supplies? Share them in the comments below!


Melinda writes about crafts, DIY projects, food, family and life over at the DECOR8Rgirl blog and sells jewelry, accessories and cards at the DECOR8Rgirl Etsy store. She is also a staff writer at Dollar Store Crafts and CROQzine, so you could say that she keeps busy! Her free time is spent hanging out with her husband and dog in Jacksonville, Florida. You can visit her on Facebook, or follow her on Pinterest or on Twitter.

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  1. Adorable! So simple and snazzy looking!

  2. Melinda Hileman says

    Thanks again for having me!

  3. It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people on this topic, but you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks


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