{DIY} Instacraft Office Storage Project Inspiration Galore

If youve ever had the I-need-a-project-right-this-minute urge, then you need to have a copy of Instacraft on your bookshelf. Its full of 50 simple projects using simple and easy-to-find supplies (we bet you have most of them on hand already), and its got gift, home decor and entertaining ideas to feed any DIY-aholics project addiction. Ulysses Press was kind enough to send us a copy to review, and we now have a sticky note on just about every other page.


Since our arsenal of office supplies is indirectly proportional to the size of our home office, Gwyneth and I decided to start with one of the books projects that would help us keep our clutter under control. Our everyday office essentials were previously strewn all over the place inside our desks drawer, but now we have binder clips, paper clips and a collection of USB drives thats both cute and contained.

DIY Office Storage Jars

Instacraft has office storage jars topped with plastic animal toys. But since our apartment is practically a menagerie with our various figurines, we went with a six pack of mini rubber balls that we found in the dollar bin at Target.

Target Toys for DIY Storage Jars

We gave them two quick coats of metallic gold spray paint

Spray Painted Toys for DIY Office Storage

And then used E6000 to attach them to the lids of a few jars we had saved. (And if you think wed ruin a recent manicure for the sake of a DIY, you are dead wrong! We definitely recommend keeping a box of plastic gloves on hand for any paint projects!)

Spray Painted Toys for Jar Lids

Now our office essentials are both accessible and home accent!

DIY Office Storage Jars

Next up, wed like to make the Farm to Table Butter Dish, Easy ID Serving Board and Color-Me Thumbtacks.

Instacraft Collage

Happy Monday friends!


mk & Gwyneth


  1. love this clever idea!!

    I think i should invest in this crafty book!

    hope your day was fabulous!

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