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Make Desk Organizing Cups with PVC

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Make Desk Organizing Cups with PVC

Here is another super-cute storage idea that can be made for very little money! Though $24.95 for the original isn’t bad, it only comes in three colors. This way if you make your own – for less than $10.00 including paint – you can have whatever color you want to match your decor plus the number of cubbies are entirely up to you!

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Materials:

  • PVC pipe – I used 2″, 1-1/2″, 1-1/4″
  • Cardboard
  • Liquid Nails
  • Spray Paint

I used a miter saw (or you can use a handsaw and miter box) to cut the pipe in random lengths. I cut a 30 deg. bevel at one end of each pipe.

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I used spray paint (Valspar in Gloss Frosty Berry) and painted each piece separately.

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Once the pieces were dry, I arranged the pieces in a manner I was happy with – not an easy task – then glued the pieces together with dabs of Liquid Nails.

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For the bottom, I put the entire assembly on a piece of cardboard and drew around the outside of the cubbies.

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I cut it out with scissors, dabbed Liquid Nails on the bottom of the cubbies, and attached it to the cardboard.

 

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Voila!  All done!! Here is another quick and inexpensive project that would make a great gift… I know I keep pushing that but I am a huge crafting procrastinator!! Its my way of reminding myself!

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Until next time,

Happy Creating!!

 

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