Office Accessories: Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer — Create a pretty way to keep your desk organized while displaying all your cute things at the same time with a Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer!

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Hello! Erin here with a DIY project perfect for back-to-school. The start of a new academic year is synonymous (in my mind anyway!) with new school supplies.

Stocking up on the materials called for by each syllabi, pretty pens, pencils, and of course, every cute pouch and organizer, which makes perfect timing for this hexagonal DIY desktop organizer.

This modern desk organizer has tons of room for supplies and an angled opening that lends a sculptural element to any desktop!

Besides, if you share my love for office supplies, why not create a pretty way to keep your desk organized and the cute things on display all at the same time?!…

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Equipment Needed To Make Your Organization Project

  • Mitre saw or hand saw
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Materials Needed To Make A Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Desk Organizer: How To Make A DIY Desktop Organizer

Begin by drawing a diagonal line with a ruler on the side facets of each cup, towards the base. I chose to draw the diagonal at a 22.5 degree angle.

Set your mitre saw to the angle drawn on the cups. In my case, I set the saw to 22.5 degrees.

Saw along the angled pencil line, cutting off the base of each cup.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Tape 1/4″ horizontal stripes around each cup with patterning or washi tape. Start at the mouth of the cup and work your way down to the bottom.

Press tape down firmly to prevent paint from seeping underneath. Do your best to line up the stripes from cup to cup.

Paint the outside of the cup, the rim of the cup and the inside of the cup with acrylic paint.

Allow to dry and apply another coat.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Trace around the bottom of the angled cup onto the underside of the card stock. Repeat twice more.

Cut out the 3 hexagons. These will serve as the bottom of the cups.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Turn cups upside down and attach the card stock hexagons to the bottom of each cup with wood glue.

Then, attach the 3 cups together, side-by-side with wood glue.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Allow to dry and fill with your favorite supplies.

And now you’ll have an organized desk. Wasn’t that super easy?!?

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Other DIY Organization Projects

Looking for more ways to stay organized? Here are some of our favorite desk organizer ideas from our archives to keep your desk clean and tidy —

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

The end result is a modern desk organizer perfect for corralling supplies and keeping your study space uncluttered and tidy throughout the school year! This also would make for a great beauty organizer for your brushes and makeup.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Office Organization: DIY Desktop Organizer

photo of the Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer for your office by top Houston lifestyle blogger Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth
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Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

Create a pretty way to keep your desk organized while displaying all your cute things at the same time!
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: DIY
Cuisine: Office
Keyword: desk accessories, office organization, pen holder
Servings: 1
Cost: 15

Equipment

  • Mitre saw or hand saw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Wood glue
  • Paint brush

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drawing a diagonal line with a ruler on the side facets of each cup, towards the base. I chose to draw the diagonal at a 22.5 degree angle.
  • Set your mitre saw to the angle drawn on the cups. In my case, I set the saw to 22.5 degrees.
  • Saw along the angled pencil line, cutting off the base of each cup.
  • Tape 1/4″ horizontal stripes around each cup with patterning or washi tape. Start at the mouth of the cup and work your way down to the bottom. Press tape down firmly to prevent paint from seeping underneath. Do your best to line up the stripes from cup to cup.
  • Paint the outside of the cup, the rim of the cup and the inside of the cup with acrylic paint.
  • Allow to dry and apply another coat.
  • Trace around the bottom of the angled cup onto the underside of the card stock. Repeat twice more.
  • Cut out the 3 hexagons. These will serve as the bottom of the cups.
  • Turn cups upside down and attach the card stock hexagons to the bottom of each cup with wood glue.
  • Attach the 3 cups together, side-by-side with wood glue.
  • Allow to dry and fill with your favorite supplies.

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