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Upcycled Aluminum Can Desk Organizer

Create an upcycled desk organizer with ribbon accents. Use aluminum cans of all shapes and sizes to design the perfect organizer for dad for Father’s Day or as the perfect end of the year teacher’s gift.




1. Begin by collecting 3 different sized recycled cans. Wash and dry the cans.

Upcycled Desk Organizer

2. Wrap the cans with large width ribbon. Hold the ribbon in place with glue dots or tacky glue.

Upcycled Desk Organizer

3. Wrap all three cans with ribbon.

Upcycled Desk Organizer


4. Attach two cans with 3/8” bobbin ribbon. Tie the ribbon tightly to press the two cans together.

Upcycled Desk Organizer


5. Use another piece of 3/8” bobbin ribbon to tie two more cans together.

Upcycled Desk Organizer


6. Place desk items into the organizer; pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, and paper clips. Makes a great inexpensive gift that kids can make!


Upcycled Desk Organizer


    Hair Bow Tool and Ruler Kit for the Mini Bowdabra® – BOW2200

    Mini Bowdabra Hair Bow Creator Kit is a super easy hair bow making tool. Create designer Ribbon hair bows, mini bows, baby bow, DIY kids crafts and more!
    Rated 5.00 out of 5

    Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Large – BOW1003

    Bowdabra Bow Making & Design Tool is your easy-to-use bow maker. Create professional looking bows for gift wrapping, home decorations and DIY crafts!
    Rated 4.50 out of 5

    Mini Bowdabra® Bow Making & Design Tool – Small – BOW2100

    Mini Bowdabra is your easy-to-use bow making tool to create small bows. Create DIY crafts, hair bows, gift wrapping, wedding décor and more yourself!
    Rated 4.80 out of 5
Bowdabra’s easy-to-create bow-makers are available at the Bowdabra website’s online store and also at various retail establishments such as Amazon, AC Moore, Pat Catan’s Stores, Jo Ann store, Michael’s, and Walmart.

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