Then this minimal wooden box is a great (and pretty good looking) project for organizing all of those knickknacks on your desk, workbench, or kitchen counter
Made with a wood box that costs around $3 at Target (or any other dollar/hardware store), this project is a personal favorite because A: it's super affordable and B: It takes a few minutes to make it.
Granted, you could just buy a plastic organizer, but those usually look like they belong in a regular office and not in your awesome studio/workspace. Also, the leather handle and plain wood add a great rustic feeling to it. Quite artsy I must say.
A few ideas to try with this project:
- Waterproofing the box to make planters - add a few cactus or succulents and it'll look great.
- Glue a couple extra pieces of wood inside the box to make compartments for things like pens and pencils.
- Add stenciled letters to mark the contents of the box. If you're a cool cat - use your own hand written type!
Seriously, other than waiting for the paint to dry, this project can be done in no time - so here, visit the Whimsey Box blog, gather your materials and get workin'.