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DIY Desk Organizer

Posted by Graphic 45 12/30/2019 7 Comment(s) Home Decor,Tutorials,


Hello, G45ers!

  It is time to clean up your desk and keep it organized with this classy DIY Desk Caddy.  Today on the Graphic 45 blog, Joanne Bain shares a brilliant tutorial on how to create your own craft organizer using our new Bird Song - Deluxe Collector's Edition and Black Chipboard 12x12 Sheets.  This caddy is perfect for storing your scrapbooking supplies such as inks and embellishments, but it would also be great to store mail.  Have fun creating your own Desk Caddy and when you do be sure to share it with us on Instagram using the #Graphic45 hashtag.  


‘Desk Caddy’

By Joanne Bain


“Hello, G45er’s, Joanne here with you today to share a desk caddy I created for the #G45Box challenge this month(starting soon).  This little caddy will help you to keep your G45 supplies close at hand.


To create the base of the caddy I used two 12x12 sheets of the G45 chipboard sheets. I have made it wide enough so it fits most of the G45 staples nicely inside.



I have made 3 chipboard petitions on the inside of the caddy so that it allows products to be divided but also to give the caddy a little bit of extra strength to help stop it from bending or buckling.




To dress the caddy I have added a set of the G45 Claw Feet, a single Door Pull to the front and then some of the Ornate Metal Corners to finish it off.



To decorate the box I chose to use the newest Deluxe Collector's Edition Bird Song. I have added a step by step tutorial below to show you how to create the box.


Step 1. You will need a sheet of black chipboard and a ruler. Draw lines at the measurements shown below.



Step 2. Now draw additional lines as shown below. Then cut away the unwanted chipboard as shown.



Step 3. Your cardboard should now look like the image below. Now score along the lines as shown.



Step 4. Fold chipboard along score lines as shown below.



Step 5. Now you will need another piece of chipboard to create the front and back of the caddy. Measure out front and back as shown below.



Step 6. Cut out pieces. Your pieces should look like the ones below. Score lines that are left and fold.



Step 7. Now measure out for the inside dividers. Mark out the same as the image shown below.



Step 8. Cut out pieces and the score lines and fold as shown below.



Step 9. Now assemble box as shown below.



I hope I have inspired you to give this caddy a try, it really is a simple storage solution.


Graphic 45 Materials List:

Bird Song Deluxe Collector's Edition

Antique Brass Claw Feet

Ornate Metal Corners

Black 12x12 Chipboard Sheets (10 pack)

Antique Brass Door Pulls




Happy Papercrafting”






  We are so thrilled to kick off 2020 with not one, but TWO monthly kit clubs. We will be continuing our successful Club G45 program, and to make things even more exciting we have added G45 Card Club! Both kit clubs will include exclusive products that you can only get in the kit, such as Deluxe Collector's Editions in 8x8 sheets, and Jim the Gentleman Crafter Chipboard Surfaces. Here are a few fun features you can expect to see in 2020.


  • Each month both kits will feature the same collection, using unique products in each kit, making it perfect to subscribe to both.

  • Exclusive products only featured in monthly kits.

  • Step by step full-color project sheets

  • Video Tutorials

  • Designs by Ginger Ropp, Annette Green and Maria Cole

  • Free Shipping

  • 10% off on items that ship with kit


We look forward to creating with you in 2020, Happy Papercrafting!




Subscriptions include FREE shipping (USA lower 48) with

coupon code: rclubg45 at checkout.




Happy Papercrafting!  



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7 Comment(s)

Crisy Arthurs:
12/30/2019, 01:38:09 PM

I would very much love 2 belong 2 this G45 Club please. R u able 2 enlighten me on the price of this great project of a caddie and also postage 2 New Zealand, so I can purchase ur great designs. Thanks Cheers. Crisy

Charee Filimoehala:
12/30/2019, 01:46:11 PM

Hello Crisy, our Bird Song - Deluxe Collector's Edition is $30, a pack of 10 Chipboard Sheets is $11, Claw Feet are $10, and Door Pulls are $7.50. For shipping, you can check out for rates or email us with your shipping address for a quote at Thank you for following and as always, Happy Papercrafting!

Pat Ford:
12/30/2019, 05:07:07 PM

This caddy is gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial too.

Glenda Buster:
12/30/2019, 06:50:24 PM

Beautiful desk caddy! Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.

12/31/2019, 07:44:08 AM

Great project idea! Love the designs too!

Rebecca Rosas:
12/31/2019, 08:26:49 AM

Great project!

Dee Matthews:
12/31/2019, 11:27:06 AM

I LOVE this project and so want to try it, not only for myself, but maybe as gifts for friends who need organizing. But I am not good with converting cm to inches. The measurements just don't come out right. Can someone help me with this? Thanking you in advance. Been a G45 lover for years, obsessed, :-).

12/31/2019, 07:36:51 PM

Can you put in inches! Please for us USA crafters?

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