Do you want to start the year with a good and fun way to organize our workroom?…Yes, well, WE STARTED!!
How to organize your scraproom desk with boxes
The desktop organizer is made up of 4 boxes that can be used all together with the base or each one individually. Moreover, the desktop organizer’s sleek design ensures it will stand out in a dark kitchen or any setting, adding a touch of modern elegance to your space. The sturdy construction guarantees durability, while the smooth sliding mechanism ensures seamless functionality.
Cut a piece of white card 17.5cm x 17.5cm and make a mark at 5cm by rotating the card to have it on all 4 sides. In this way, we will create the tabs and the sides of the box.
For the lid, cut out a 13.8cm x 13.8cm piece of white cardstock and make a 3cm mark on all sides of the white cardstock.
How to assemble a box without a lid
Cut a piece of white cardstock measuring 21.5cm x 21.5cm, make a 7cm mark on all four sides of the cardstock. We already have the tabs and the sides of our box.
For the lid you will need a 15.9 cm x 15.9 cm piece of white cardboard , make 4 cm marks on each side of the cardboard. We already have the cover ready to assemble it.
White cardboard 32 cm long x 10 cm high . Make some marks of 7.5 cm each with the help of the folder. You have to have marks at 7.5 cm, 15 cm, 22.5 cm and 30 cm. We will have a tab at the end of 2 cm that will help us close the box. If it is preferable to cut in a wedge shape.
Base: Cut out a piece of card stock that measures 4.5″ x 4.5″ and make four 1/2-inch marks. Create the join tabs.
Cut out 2 pieces of white card stock 9″ long x 5.5″ tall.
We need 2 sides that we will create with 2 pieces of white cardboard 14 cm high x 8 cm wide. Place the cardboard where it measures 14 cm and make two marks on the sides of 2 cm each. We cut the vertices in a wedge; they will be the union tabs.
Assemble all the boxes, marking the folds very well with the help of the folder. You can use liquid glue or double-sided tape.
Tip: remember that when using the latter, you do not have much room for movement when performing the union.
Tips to make Box C without a lid
In the case of box C without a lid, glue the base of the box to the main cardboard, and place it at the bottom with the help of the tabs.
In the rectangular box D without a lid, first, we will join the sides to the two large pieces of white cardboard with the joining tabs and then we will add the base with the help of the tabs we have created before completely closing the box.
Attention: The next step, where we decorate with paper from the collection, we can do before or after fully assembling the boxes. (As we find it more comfortable).
Once the 4 boxes are assembled, we will use the decorative papers from the collection. Cut them a few millimeters smaller than the white cardboard if we want to leave a margin. If not, to the same extent as the surface of the corresponding box.
How to decorate cardboard boxes with decorated papers
Cut a piece of 300g Kraft card, measuring 29cm long by 17.5cm tall with 2.5cm tabs.
Once the base is assembled, there will be a 24 cm long by 12.5 cm wide box with 2.5 cm high sides, which we can cover with paper decorated to our liking. I have used this one. What do you think? 😀
For the decoration of our boxes, use the cut-outs and the precious decorations that the collection itself has. 😍
– In the first box A (small with lid), I have chosen a cut-out treasure map with a very indicative label so that the pirates know where to find it. 😉
– For the second box with lid B I have placed a nice cut-out of a skull so that everyone can see that the pirates are there.
– The decoration of the box without a lid, in which we can place markers, pens, the folder, and glue… consists of a cut-out of a ship’s rudder on the front and a colorful toucan on the back of the box. Accompanied by some banners with all the representative elements of the Pirates. Sailing with this boat, we will surely find Treasure Island!
-Then, decorate the largest box without a lid. It is ideal for storing stamps, adhesive alphabets, labels, cards…
As you can see in the photo below, the front is decorated with a 4″ x 6″ card (Large Cards) from this lovely collection used as a base. Then, I added the large cutouts of the pirates with their long-awaited treasure.
How to decorate the front of an organizer
The back is also decorated with another large 4″ x 6″ card featuring the spectacular pirate ship sailing the sea around the island. OHHH!…a bottle appears with a message…what secret is it hiding?
To finish, the box or base tray is decorated on the sides with handles in a more pirate style.
As you can see, you can use the boxes separately, keeping your most precious treasures in them. Or the whole set, which is ideal as a decorative element.
We have finished our Treasure Island desk organizer!