How to Create PVC Desk Organizers

PVC Desk Organizers

Piping can be recycled and actually make great DIY Projects. With the many different alternative uses of piping the options are endless. A common alternative use of piping is for everyday use household items. If you are one that has a difficult time keeping your desk organized—pens, pencils, sharpies and other various office supplies scattered everywhere—then here is a great DIY Project for you! This article will discuss how to use piping to make your very own desk organizers.


The materials you will need to make this simple and easy desk organizer include:

  • PVC pipe – 2 inch, 1-1/2 inch, 1-1/4 inch
  • Cardboard
  • Liquid Nails
  • Spray Paint
  • Miter Saw (or handsaw and miter box)
  • Scissors

Step-By-Step Process

Step 1

Use the miter saw to cut the pipe into random lengths. The lengths can be whatever length you desire. Remember these will be set on your desk, so take into consideration the size of your desk and the amount of space you have available.

Step 2

Once you have cut the pipe into the desired lengths, you can use spray paint and paint each piece separately. This is the part where your creativity comes in. Depending on the room you are going to use this desk organizer in, you can color coordinate them with the room, or you can just design whatever comes to your mind!

Step 3

Once you’ve let the pieces of pipe completely dry, you can now arrange the pieces in a manner you are happy with. Again, this step is also important to consider the size of your desk and the amount of space you have available. Once you have arranged the pieces into manner you are satisfied with, you can then glue the pieces together with dabs of Liquid Nails.

Step 4

Now for the the bottom! Simply place the entire assembly on a piece of cardboard and trace around the outside of the cubbies with a pen or pencil.

Step 5

The next step is to cut the outline you traced with scissors. Once you’ve cut the shape of the bottom out, simply dab Liquid Nails on the bottom of the cubbies and attach it to the cardboard.

Once the cubbies are completely dry, it is is ready for your desk!


Click here for the full tutorial with pictures.

Source: Make Desk Organizing Cups with PVC

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