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How to Make a Desk Tidy

“Having a tidy desk space is important when you sit down to craft and what better way to help keeps things in their place than with a handmade desk tidy? With Christmas coming up you, could even make them as personalised gifts!” - Shabneez Khan-Muztar

  • Papercraft
  • 1-2 hours
  • Advanced

You will need:

  • The Paper Boutique Ocean Secrets Paper and Topper Pad
  • Hunkydory Guillotine
  • The Adorable Scoreboard
  • Pinflair Glue It Pack
  • Fiskars Classic Precision Scissors
  • 6 Cardboard Tubes (I used toilet rolls with a 3.5cm diameter)


  • 1

    For the tray: Cut and score a piece of pale blue card to 19.5 x 21 cm. Score all 4 sides at 3cm and cut a flap at each corner before assembling.

  • 2

    For the large box: Cut a piece of pale blue card to 29.5 x 25cm and score at 8cm on all four sides.

  • 3

    Cut a flap at each corner and cover the outer sections with paper and assemble.

  • 4

    For the 2 small boxes: Cut 2 pieces of pink card at 11.5 x 10.5cm and score all the way round at 2.5cm. Cut a flap at each corner and assemble into boxes. Add strips of paper to the inside edge to cover the folds.

  • 5

    For the box that goes on the side of the cardboard tubes: Cut a sheet of pink card to 18.5 x 12cm and score at 1.5 and 10.5cm along the long side and 8 and 10.5cm along the short side. Cut 2 flaps and assemble into a box.

  • 6

    Take 6 cardboard tubes and cover them with patterned paper on the outside and half way on the inside.

  • 7

    To assemble put the 2 small boxes in the front of the tray, add the large box behind and inside the large box add the slim box to the right and the cardboard tubes to the left. All that remains is to fill it with stationery!

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