Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Mini Magazine folder desk tidy

How to make your own cute desk storage 

We can never have too much storage am I right ? And when we can make it ourselves its just super fun. So today I am sharing with you how I made this cute mini magazine file style desk tidy. It holds 3 x 3" post it notes and note paper blocks .. so here is how.

Cute as a button you can make these with minimal supplies. Make several to co ordinate your craft room. Or make these for gifts or craft fairs. Whatever the reason you will love this project.

You need one sheet of card measuring 8 3/4 x 7" . I used black as I knew it would make the flowers in the Painted Season DSP pop. This paper is currently FREE during Sale-A-Bration on qualifying orders.

I have photographed the layout after scoring, I used a white pen so you could see. The measurements and scoring are listed below.

I have a fun Youtube tutorial on how to complete this project so why not come on over and craft along. You can see my tutorial by clicking the video link ... 

I do hope you enjoyed this project as much as I do and if you make one be sure and share it with me as I love to see what you make.

Happy crafting xxxx Amanda


Product List

Cut card to 8 3/4 x 7"
On long side score at 1 1/2 - 4 3/4 "
On short side score at 1 1/4" but only in the second pannel onit the top and bottom do the same at 5 3/4" if your unsure watch the video above. The score at 2 3/4 and 4 1/4"
At the top mark the sides up from the score line to 1 1/2" on each side, then at the top measure out from the two inner score lines by 1/2" so that when you join these two marks up you ahave a slanted line to show where to cut a r=triangle away at each side. If your unsure see the youtube video above.
cut and assemble as per video.


  1. Love this little desk top storage holder. Love the pretty paper you used. This would make a nice little gift for a Teacher I think. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Great project and those papers are lovely. TFS x

  3. Fantastic project. I need this.

  4. This amazing loved how quick it was

  5. Brilliant idea, thank you so much:)

  6. Love this desk file , great project x

  7. Love this project. I am going. To have to have a go at this xx

  8. I swear I posted, lol.......... that paper on black is so elegant! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Now how handy will this be to put stuff into helping to keep the place a little tidier i think I will need several. (I'm so untidy)
    Love ~ Lady Anne xxxx

  10. This is a lovely idea. Will be giving it a go. Thanks Amanda x