With our handy free printable template, you can make as many
desk containers as you need, why not make one for yourself and one for Dad as a
useful Father’s day gift!
What You Will Need
Dovecraft A4 card stock or A4 Kraft stock
Dovecraft Back to Basics - True Blue 6” x 6” paper pack
Dovecraft Back to Basics – True Blue enamel dots &
Dovecraft Back to Basic – Pretty in Pink 6” x 6” paper pack
Dovecraft Back to Basics – Pretty in Pink mini pegs
How to Make
Print your free template out. The template is not to scale but we have included the
correct measurements to create the desk tidies pictured.
To create your large container, score and cut a
piece of kraft card following the large container guidelines to create two side
panels. Repeat this again to make the other two side panels, including the bottom
panels for both. Join the side panels together and stick the bottom panels together
to create the base for your desk tidy.
We have used contrasting paper from the
Dovecraft Back to Basics True Blue paper pack to cover each side of the desk
tidy. We have cut the paper to give a small allowance to create a framed effect
with the patterned paper and kraft card.
To make a base for your desk tidies, cut a
16.5cm x 12cm rectangle using the kraft paper. Cover your base in a
coordinating patterned paper. Stick your desk tidies to the base using double
To decorate our desk tidy, we have added three
enamel dots in order of size to the small desk tidy container and three
coordinating True Blue buttons to the wide container.
If you want to make a medium container, add 5cm to the height of the back panel and 0.5cm to the height of the front panel following the dimensions
of the small container template.
Following the free printable template, we also made this
cute desk tidy using the Dovecraft Back to Basics Pretty in Pink paper pack. We
cut a piece of patterned paper by 6.5cm x 5.2cm and attached it to the desk
tidy with a mini peg, great for adding text, reminders or motivation quotes to
get you through the day!
The great thing about this desk tidy
is you can mix and match the design, the smaller boxes fit perfectly inside the
larger box. For an organiser with more room add extra boxes on both sides. We
can’t wait to see your crafty makes in our project gallery.