Working and schooling from home are an unexpected shift from our normal routine, and we’ve been left scrambling to set up a workspace within our homes. So, whether you’re working from the kitchen table or a desk that seems to have magically appeared in your bedroom overnight, we’ve put together this list of 11 fun DIY desk accessories to brighten up and organize any workspace. See them all below.

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DIY Rainbow Mouse Pad

Because color is probably the easiest way to cheer up even your most ordinary desk staples, we’re starting off our list with this adorable and colorful DIY Rainbow Mouse Pad by The Crafted Life. You’ll be happily surfing the internet in less than an hour with only a handful of supplies you probably already have around the house!

DIY Mountain Range Desk Organizer

Looking for a way to sort that boring mail? Crafts Unleashed has got you covered with this adorable DIY Mountain Range Desk Organizer. Pro tip: Customize it with your favorite colors to match your workspace. Suddenly the bills don’t look so bad!

DIY Drawer Dividers

Paper clips, push pins, staples—struggling to keep those tiny office supplies organized? The Crafting Nook’s cute DIY Drawer Dividers will have you smiling every time you slide open your drawer to a colorful and organized surprise.

Rainbow Fruit Mason Jars

These Rainbow Fruit Mason Jars by Color Made Happy are sure to delight the kids with their bright, tropical colors and adorable expressions! DIY projects like these are fun for the little ones and make for an excellent color matching activity.

Neon Yarn Wall Hanging

We know February is months away, but don’t be fooled, this DIY Valentine’s Day Neon Yarn Wall Hanging by A Kailo Chic Life is a lovely way to bring a little heartwarming color to your workspace year-round! We tried this one out with our kids and with only a little help and supervision, we had cute walls hangings and even made a few into bookmarks.

Painted Glass Storage Jars

Because jars are a cute and inexpensive way to organize your home, we’ve added another jar craft to our list. These Painted Glass Storage Jars by Alice and Lois come together with only a few supplies and are so versatile. We think they’d be great for craft and office supplies, baking ingredients, and even terrariums!

Easy Painted Frames

The geometric painted pattern on these Easy Painted Frames by BrePurposed is a modern meets rustic way to show off your favorite photos. There’s nothing like looking at your children or reminiscing about a memorable moment to inspire your work!

Pom-Pom Desk Lamp

While you’ve got the pom-poms out, don’t forget to liven up your desk lamp with some 3D color. We think A Kailo Chic Life’s Quick And Simple Pom Pom Desk Lamp is a super cute and fun DIY project for the little ones!

Giant Mood Board / Hanging Wall Organizer

If you’re looking to use wall space to both organize your workspace, we have two genius DIY projects by Paper & Stitch. This Giant DIY Mood Board Organizer is a vibrant way to add color, while the Hanging Wall Organizer is chic and perfect for blending into your room. Bonus: both can be easily taken down or moved with our ever-changing needs!

Gold Foiled Planters

Plants are a perfect way to add a touch of nature to any workspace. Not only do plants look beautiful, but they’re also good for purifying the air and boosting our moods. A Kailo Chic Life has inspired us yet again with her Gold Foiled Planters!

—Candace Nagy

 

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