DIY It – A Rainbow Desk Organizer

With all the back to school shopping happening for my kids over here, it’s only natural that I feel a little left out of the new supply game. Isn’t it? I mean, I need new office supplies too. They are my weakness for reals. So, naturally I decided make myself a few new office supplies. This rainbow desk organizer was first up on the list, because I can always use a bit more organization! A few wood rounds, paint, and a little chop saw action and my rainbow desk organizer came together relatively quickly.

  • Wood Craft Rounds in 12″, 10″, 8″, 6″, and 4″ (You can find most of these at the craft store, I got the bigger sizes online.)
  • Wood base or cork trivet from Ikea
  • Acrylic craft paint in rainbow colors
  • E6000 or other industrial strength glue
  • Chop saw
  • Painter’s tape
Begin by taping of the circles down the middle and drawing a line in the center to give you a cutting guide. The tape also helps prevent the wood from splitting when cutting it. 
Use the chop saw (or beg a friend who has one to do it for you) to cut the circles in half. Then paint each a color of the rainbow starting with red on the largest and working your way down. Paint the trivet white like a cloud and then use the glue to attach the circles in each trivet groove. 
Once the glue is dry, your rainbow desk organizer is ready to hold all your important papers and notebooks. 

I love the pop of color it brings to my office (like I really need more color! Ha!). But it is so super cute and helps me keep organized, so its a win win. And look how cute my new confetti cocktail shaker looks as a pen cup! Even if you don’t drink, there are so many uses for it! Have you backed our kickstarter yet and pre-ordered your confetti shaker or patterned throw pillows yet? You can become a backer and support our goal of bringing these into production here.


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