Popsicle Stick Office Tools Organizer

This colourful desktop organizer is made from a toilet paper tube and Popsicle sticks. Here, I've used it to keep my brushes organized, while the vivid colours help inspire me to create. I've added a small bowl for mixing colours. This organizer can also be used to hold pencils. Just replace the bowl with erasers or a Post-it note pad. The possibilities are endless! This is a great craft for kids.


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 organizer


  • coloured Popsicle sticks
  • craft glue
  • wire cutters or very sharp craft scissors
  • cardboard tube from toilet paper


  1. Lay several Popsicle sticks side by side.
  2. Put a good amount of glue down on another stick.
  3. Press down across the top of the sticks. Allow to dry a bit.
  4. Glue another stick down in the middle, then one more at the bottom.
  5. Use the wire cutters to cut about 7 or 8 Popsicle sticks in half. This ensures a clean cut, keeping the ends from fraying.
  6. Glue a half-stick on the inside of the cardboard tube, keeping the rounded end peeking out. Hold firmly in place for a minute.
  7. Continue adding the sticks all around the inside.
  8. Now glue full length sticks on the outside of the tube.
  9. Apply a generous amount of glue to the bottom of the tube, then attach to the platform you created earlier. Allow to dry, then fill with brushes, pencils, whatever you fancy.
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Popsicle sticks are not just for Popsicles or paddle pop ice cream. They can be made into bracelets, key chains, and even a pen and office supplies organizer.

Popsicle Stick Office Tools Organizer

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