Hexagon DIY Pen Holder

We’re helping you head back to school, college, or even just a little office refresh, in style with this DIY desktop organizer!

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Create a pretty way to keep your desk organized while displaying all your cute things simultaneously with a Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer!

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.

It’s easy to keep your makeup and brushes organized with this DIY leather hexagon vanity tray.

But when you’re stocking up on the materials called for by each syllabus, pretty pens, pencils, and of course, every cute pouch and organizer, there is no better time to make 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

Miter saw, or hand saw

Ruler and pencil

Scissors

Paintbrush

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Materials Needed to Make a Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

Hexagonal wooden cups — You may also use unfinished wooden boxes, but I love the modern shape of these hexagon cups. You can also purchase similar hexagon storage here.

Patterning tape or washi tape — To create the stripe patterns

White acrylic paint — Or any other color you wish

Wood glue 

Heavy card stock or chipboard — For the bottom of your cups

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

DIY Desk Organizer – How To Make A DIY Desktop Organizer

Step 1 — 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.

Step 2 — Set your miter 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

Step 3 — 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 the tape down firmly to prevent paint from seeping underneath. Do your best to line up the stripes from cup to cup.

hexagonal DIY desktop organizer - Sugar & Cloth

Step 4 — Paint the outside of the cup, the rim of the cup, and the inside of the cup with acrylic paint.

Step 5 — 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

Step 6 — Turn cups upside down and attach the card stock hexagons to the bottom of each cup with wood glue.

Step 7 — Then attach the 3 cups 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

The 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.

Plus, you can’t put off doing anything when you combine it with this Geometric DIY Chalkboard Desk to jot down all your notes and to-dos.

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 —

 

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

Hexagonal DIY Desktop Organizer

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5 from 3 votes
Create a pretty way to keep your desk organized while displaying all your cute things at the same time!
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes
Course DIY
Category Office

Equipment

  • Miter saw or hand saw
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint brush

Materials

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 miter 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.
Cost: 15
KEYWORD: office organization

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