DIY Colorful Geometric Desk Organizer

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DIY Colorful Geometric Desk Organizer-5

DIY Colorful Geometric Desk Organizer-5

Kara is back with maybe my favorite project she has created for us yet! (Do I say that every time? I can’t help it, she’s brilliant.) This DIY geometric desk organizer is perfect whether you’re going back to school, back to the office, or just back to your crafty roots. Take it away Kara!

First up, I just have to say that this is by far one of my favorite projects of late. The colors and geometric angles of this DIY colorful geometric desk organizer make give me all the heart eyes! And surprisingly it was quite simple to make although you do need access to power tools or a friend who will help you use theirs. I love that when not holding any papers, it almost looks like a sculptural art piece, but is totally functional for corralling all those papers on your desk.

Since you already know I’m not afraid of color in my workspace, this is perfect to go along with lots of our other studio projects!


  • 4′ of a 1″ by 4″ piece of pine or other nice wood
  • Miter saw
  • Acrylic craft paint in 5-6 colors
  • Wood glue
  • Paint brush

Make Time: 2 hours

Step 1: Begin by cutting your wood into 6 shapes using your chop saw. You will need one straight cut to about 10″ (this will be your base).

Step 2: For the divider pieces, just move the base of your miter saw and cut random angles and shapes out of the remaining wood. There is no right and wrong here. I just adjusted the saw to cut between 30 – 45 degrees and create super angled pieces.

Step 3: Once you have your wood pieces cut, paint them with the acrylic paint. I love the way it looks with different colors on each shape, but feel free to let your creativity flow and paint your dividers however you like!

Step 4: Finally, use the wood glue to attach the pieces to the base. Because this piece won’t be supporting much weight, you don’t need to clamp them pieces together when as the glue dries. After the glue is dry, your desk organizer is ready to hold all the things!

DIY Colorful Geometric Desk Organizer

Now how was that for an easy project?! Just cut, paint, and glue. I know several people who are scared to try a project with wood working, but this is a great starter project. It really couldn’t be easier! And especially since there are no measurements, everything kind of just works and the freeform and angles make it all the better. I can’t wait to add all all my notecards and journals to this DIY colorful geometric desk organizer! xo Kara

DIY Colorful Geometric Desk Organizer

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  1. This is really cute and really original. I’ve never seen a desk organizer like it! Would be a fun project for a kid to help you with for their own desk too!

  2. So cute! Totally unique and fun, and the colors you chose are just perfect. It would be fun to make a smaller version of this too. 🙂

  3. I love this project! I’m always looking for ways to bring more colour into my home – AND to find more ways to organise my endless amount of paper, books and documents – and this project helps both those goals! You really did a great job with this ☺️

    Indya ||

  4. What a cute idea! Thank you for sharing the tutorial! This desk organizer will be the best decoration for my working desk.

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