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Today I will be sharing with you an easy DIY Teacher Desk Organization Station. This adorable school supply holder is made with oodles of recyclables. How awesome is that?
My supply list for this project was pretty basic. I used an old discarded Melissa and Doug toy tray, ribbon, glue stick, two hand-me-down Mason jars, one small empty can (previously used for tomato paste,) spray paint, several sheets of scrap paper, wooden dowels, and painters tape.
Here’s how I made it.
First, I lightly sanded the toy tray and spray painted it with glossy white paint to give it a much cleaner look.
Next, I jazzed up two jars with spray paint. I love the look of paint dipped Mason jars and a touch of gold is all I needed to add a bit of glam to this project. I used painters tape and scrap paper to protect the undipped portion from over spray.
Then, an old empty can of tomato paste took a turn transforming its color to white. (No, it didn’t change its own color. I just spray painted it, but I thought saying it like that was much more exciting. Tada! *Jazz Hands*) I added a piece of ribbon around the middle of the can to give it a little something extra.
The vase I had just lying around. It was just looking for a purpose and it found one. It holds these adorable homemade “Take a Number” flags. They were assembled using wooden dowels, a glue stick, a marker, and scrap paper. Aren’t they cute?
Finally, it was time to add all the essential school supplies to the tray and containers. The cost was pretty minimal. Yay! Who doesn’t love that? I had shopped at Office Max for the school supplies and found they had a great deal going on. It is Save $5 off your purchase of $20 or more on select Newell Rubbermaid Brands (PaperMate, Expo Neon Window Markers, Sharpie, Uni-Ball, & Mr. Sketch. While supplies last.) Woo hoo! If you are not part of Office Max/Office Depot’s rewards program yet, you should take advantage of it by clicking here.
I love how this desk organizational tray turned out. Everything has a place. It would make the perfect teacher gift for back to school time or any other special occasion. The teacher that receives this tray will be the envy of the faculty for sure!