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How to Make an Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer

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March 14, 2017

Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - finished organizer filled with desk itemsThis desk organizer is made from an empty aluminum foil box, cardboard paper towel roll tubes, and leftover wrapping paper. I love making things out of supposed trash! ;)

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Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 1 desk organizer

Supplies:

  • aluminum foil container
  • cardboard tubes from kitchen towel rolls
  • wrapping paper
  • glue
  • tape
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • pen
Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - supplies for project
 

Steps:

  1. Fold the box top outward then push in and glue to the bottom and inside of the box to make it sturdier.
  2. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - fold lid back and down into box and glue
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - folding lid
     
  3. Cover the sharp cutting edge with Scotch tape.
  4. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - cover cutter with tape
     
  5. Start drawing a pattern of your aluminum foil box onto the back of your wrapping paper. You will be cutting it out to cover your box.
  6. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - more of pattern
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - marking pattern
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - pattern
     
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  7. Cover all sides of your box with the wrapping paper and glue to secure.
  8. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - cover all sides of box with paper and glue in place
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer
     
  9. Cut the paper towel tubes into 4 pieces. They can be same sizes or varying, up to you.
  10. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - cutting paper towel tube into pieces
     
  11. Cut your wrapping paper a little larger than the length of the cut tubes and neatly glue them on top, tucking the extra down into the tube.
  12. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - cut pieces of wrapping paper slightly larger than tube pieces and cover
     
    Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - stick extra paper down inside
     
  13. Glue the wrapped tubes into the box. Fill with office supplies.
  14. Aluminum Foil Box Desk Organizer - glue wrapped tubes down inside the box and add supplies
     
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