Embroidered Desk Organizer

Time: 40 minutes
Materials: mesh organizer, yarn, spray paint, scissors

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!While on a recent thrifting adventure I stumbled across this mini organizer… or what I can only assume is an organizer. Have you ever come across items while thrifting and have no clue as to what it should be used for? Because this was one of those times.

It’s too short to hold pens (not to mention the holes in the bottom) and not big enough to function as a mail organizer. Luckily though, I have a lot of miscellaneous craft supplies on my desk in need of a home. So after going back and forth in my mind for a few minutes, debating whether or not 29¢ was worth it, I decided that with a little makeover I could make it work.

 

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!I decided to freshen up the color a bit with a little paint before embroidering. Apply 1-2 coats and let dry completely. If you avoid this step, this project should only take you about 5 minutes.

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!I used the same technique as in this embroidered trash can project, just with a different shape. When making yours, have fun with the design! Remember, it’s completely removable and you can change up the pattern at any time.

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!

How to embroider a desk organizer (click through for full tutorial)!Easy as that! PS If you actually happen to know what I should be using this item for, feel free to leave me a note in the comments :)

  • At first i was like gasp why didn’t you leave it gold?! And then I was like oh ok the teal looks so cute, especially with the red heart. VERY cute, Rachel!

    • Thanks Amy! And I really did consider leaving it gold, but it was a bit dingy in person unfortunately. I may try to find gold metallic yarn somewhere when it comes time to swap out the idea :)

      So happy you like the project!

  • Rebecca Greco

    I cross stitched on a pencil holder before, but now I wish I had spray painted it first! The holes in the office supplies are just begging to be stitched on!

    • Ah I bet that looked so cute! I’ve never thought of trying a cross stitch before, but love the idea :)