Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Thrifted Desk Organizer


From these cool tins.... 
comes an organizer for your desk!




The first project I used these vintage molds for was a
knitted pincushion ...


That still left me a whole bunch of tins to use 
for something else... The little molds sat on my desk collecting junk for a while until I finally looked at the junk collection and decided to attach them to a long metal tray and use it as a 
desk organizer...


I hot glued each little mold onto the long metal tray...


It is perfect for holding string and push pins...
I attached a piece of ruler for quick measurement.


A pincushion, a covered tin for hooks, 
another for string...


And finally... molds to hold mini clothespins 
and washi tape. The tray is metal so my magnetic Scrabble letters found another great home.


A perfect rustic, repurposed desk organizer!




18 comments:

  1. Great idea!!!
    Karen
    Ladybug Creek

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  2. You just have a 'look' that is amazing. I think you could easily write your own decor/project book. Have the publishers contacted you yet?

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  3. Susan, what a cute idea, thanks. I picked up like 20 of these buggers and have been using them as candle holders but I like your idea better. Thank you again ~
    Deanna

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  4. Love this idea! I see those little tins on my adventures all the time. Never knew what to do with them so I pass them by...ummm..not no more! thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. It is a perfect desk organizer! Great idea. I have lots of those little molds, now I just need to find a tray to attach them to. Love the addition of the ruler for quick measure!
    Jane

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  6. I love everything about this, Susan! Including the fact that it doesn't look like it takes up much room at all.

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  7. You continue to amaze me! This is darling.

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  8. Very cute idea! Those little molds are always lurking around at flea markets too.

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  9. This is a very creative and awesome idea! I have some of these molds in the basement! Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. So I was stopping over from Holly's blog @DowntoEarthStyle thinking I have never been here before, and when I arrive I was like well duh. I thought whoever would nominate Holly must like the same stuff as me so I better check out that blog...... come to realize I already did and followed it too!

    ~Bliss~

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  11. Ok, you got me thinking again. I just got a bunch of those at Christmas....Love what you did with them. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Hi Susan! What a great little organizer! I also think this piece would be great for serving snacks! Each little tin could hold something different. Are they rusty? I don't know if they're food safe - but I think it would look great for a snack tray!

    Nan
    youcouldmakethat.blogspot.com

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  13. So cute and functional--I love the personalization of it and the measuring tape on it.

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