I've been meaning to come up with an organizer for all of my pens, pencils, scissors, etc. that I want to keep easily accessible on my desk so I designed one using foam core board, decorated with Terri Stegmiller's Waves stencil.
Using a metallic turquoise acrylic paint and a make-up sponge, I stencilled part of the waves stencil onto the front, back and side pieces. I used a 0.8 Micron pen to outline the stencilling and to add some text to the front.
One the decorating was done, it was time to assemble the pieces. I used PVA glue and regular straight pins to put it together. The glue holds it long term, while the pins hold it until the glue dries and then give it a bit more stability (think mini rebar)
Apply glue to the bottom and front edge of one of the sides. Place flush with the bottom and front pieces, and again pin to secure. If any glue shows, wipe excess away before it dries, to avoid clear lumps of glue (especially on the outside).
Draw in the pencil lines along the base, both inside and out, and the inside of the front piece. These lines will allow you to position the dividers accurately, as well as figure out where to put in the pins. Note, I didn't want pins all along the edges in front, so I only pinned the top and bottom and relied on the glue to hold the rest. I did pin from the back all along the edge though since it didn't have the text decorating it.
And here's what it looks like filled up and in place at the corner of my desk.
After organizing that area of my desk, I decided to make a little divider for one of the cubbies in this shelf. Now instead of a 13" cube, I've got some shelves within it to organize some of the smaller bins and things. Notice I left enough space at the side so the ATC display case can still stand at the side of that space. It was constructed in the same way, using glue and straight pins. By adding a back, although not really necessary, you get that much more stability.
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