Even though it’s a Monday, that doesn’t mean work has to be completely boring. Okay, so maybe that’s a lie. The weekend is clearly better. But one way to get to 5pm faster is to make your desk a place full of inspiration and color. If you’re on a budget, then you’re in luck– all of these cute desk accessories are $25 or less! And when your boss asks you why you’re online shopping instead of working, you can at least say it’s for office moral.
When it comes to work, I write everything down. Ideas, to do list, doodles of ice cream cones, everything. Basically every now and then my desk turns into a massive pile of post-its and scribbled notes. To get my act together, I decided to get a cork board, but I couldn’t find any push pins that I was head over heels in love with which lead me to make my own! Here’s how:
Time: 30 minutes + dry and set time Materials: silicon mold, plaster, washi tape, E-6000, thumbtacks, decoupage
I used a honeycomb shape tray, but you could use any that you wanted. There are SO many options on Amazon, just make sure it’s made of silicon and you’ll be good to go. Continue reading…
Going back to work after a fun weekend is always a drag, but it doesn’t have to be with these ten office DIYS! Okay, maybe that’s pushing it a bit. But adding some color to your desk will certainly help you daydream about your next tropical beach vacation. And if nothing else, you’ll at least be celebrated as having the best cubicle around, which is 100% a raise-worthy quality in my opinion.
If there’s one thing I know we could all use more of at work (aside from extra vacation days) it’s color! These DIY plaster paperweights are beyond easy to make and the perfect way to make the work on your desk look a bit brighter. Here’s how:
If you’ve never worked with plaster before, don’t feel intimidated! All you’re really doing is mixing and pouring. I chose to make my paperweights diamond shaped, but really you can use any mold as long as it’s silicon.
In a plastic cup, mix plaster with water (two parts plaster with one part water). The box says to use a one to one ration, but I found that to be too watery. You will want the plaster to be thick, but not too thick that it doesn’t pour of the cup. You may have to experiment a bit before nailing the exact measurement. I recommend testing with one diamond until you get the plaster in the perfect workable state.
To reduce air bubbles, it helps to fill the mold half way and let sit for about 30 seconds before filling to the top. Let plaster harden in the mold for about 30 minutes. Pop out and let harden overnight.
Once completely hardened, spray paint with the color of your choice and you’re done!
Add these guys to your desk or even to a shelf for decoration. They’re great clustered together or even just on their own!