DIY Desk Decor

Hello everyone!

It has been months since my last post and that's probably because I hardly had time for myself since school started in January. The semester had been really hectic and emotionally draining and I am just glad that it is finally over.

Since I moved in to my place in 2000, I didn't have a proper study area and I usually do my school work in the dining area. My aunt and my cousin who had stayed with me for the past few years, moved out recently and now my sister and I have our own designated place to study. The study room was a mess until the end of my semester and I am so glad I finally had the time to start organizing and decorating my space.


I did some DIY projects to personalize my space. I'll be sharing with you some of these projects in this post. If you are looking for some organizing tips, you can refer to my blog post here.

1. Noticeboard


For this project, you would need:
  • Corkboard (I bought mine for $2 from Daiso. It's about 22cm by 30cm and 6mm in thickness) 
  • Fabric of your choice (I got mine from an old pants) 
  • Scissors 
  • Glue/Tape
  1. Cut out the piece of fabric according to the size of your cork board. I gave an allowance of about 2 inches for each side. 
  2. Then secure the excess to the back using glue or tape. 
  3. Stick it to your wall using a strong wall tape. I used 3M wall tape because it holds up really well and doesn't affect the paint on my wall.
2. Clipbard Dashboard


For this project, you would need:
  • Clipboard 
  • A4 sized paper of your choice (I chose a metallic black cardstock paper)
  • Ribbon tape (or decorative tapes of your choice)
  • Scissors

I did not document the process of this project because it is so simple and self-explanatory from the picture above. 

  1. Place the A4 sized card stock paper in the middle of the clipboard.
  2. Cut out the ribbon tape and use it as a border to secure the paper to the clipboard.
I got my ribbon tapes from Daiso at 4 for $2. I use this clipboard as a dashboard for my post-its. The reason why I did not use any glue for this project is firstly, it would be messy and by using tape I can change the design easily.

3. Mini Whiteboard Display


For this project you would need:
  • Photo-frame (I found mine at home but you can get these at IKEA for less an $2)
  • Whiteboard (I got mine from Daiso at $2)
  • Scissors/Penknife
  • Cardstock papers or photographs of your choice 
  • Stickers or decals for decoration (optional)



  1. Remove the plastic cover from the frame and use that as a guideline to how big your whiteboard should be.
  2. Using either a scissors or penknife, cut out the required size from your whiteboard. I used a penknife to be more precise. 
  3. Decorate your frame using stickers or any embellishments of your choice. I went simple with a polka dot decal that I purchase from Daiso. 
  4. On the other side of the frame, you can choose to display some photographs or insert a cardstock paper like I did.
  5. Now, you can write reminders one side and display photographs on the other side. 

4. Wall Display


For this project, you would need
  • Printed Pictures (I printed some quotes on a 200gsm A4 sized paper)
  • Black Tape
 Then I trimmed the sides and then pasted it on my wall. To make a simple border, just paste black tape along the sides of your printed cut-out. 

5. 


For this project you would need:
  • Twine
  • Tape (I used fabric tape)
  • Pictures
  • Paper Clips
  • Scissors
  1. Cut the twine according to your preferred length.
  2. Paste the ends of the twine on your wall with your wash tape.
  3. Now, just clip your favorite photographs or motivational quotes on the twine.

All these projects were very simple to make and you can probably find these materials at your home. Get creative and start decorating your workspace to make it more interesting!



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