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Father's Day Desk Organizer

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Why not give your father something he can really use this year and make him this neat Father's Day Desk Organizer? This organizer is the perfect gift for any dad, especially if he often works from home. Spend your time this June creating something from the heart and try out this sweet Father's Day craft idea. This Father's Day gift will have your father smiling from ear to ear, and he'll be sure to get plenty of use out of it!

 

 

Materials:

  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Taupe, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Sequin Black, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Copper, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Metallics - Peridot, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Matte, 8 oz.
  • 3 coordinating pieces of 12" X 12" scrapbook paper
  • 7" x 9" wooden plaque
  • 4" paper maché round box (not lid)
  • Small paper maché chest
  • Small wooden "old timer" car or similar wood keepsake
  • 4 silver brads
  • 1 silver bead
  • 2" 20 gauge wire
  • 4 felt pads
  • Paintbrush
  • Sand paper
  • Large sharp needle or 1/16" drill bit

Instructions:

  1. Sand edges of the plaque and paint Sequin Black.
  2. Paint inside of boxes Peridot.
  3. Detail paint car with Silver Sterling, Copper and Taupe and set aside.
  4. Paint outside crevices of chest Sequin Black.
  5. Decoupage plaque top and sides using Mod Podge and coordinating papers. Allow to dry and then apply an additional coat.
  6. Decoupage boxes using strips of coordinating paper to add decorative detail, allow to dry and give a second coat.
  7. Make a decorative “Dad” tag to attach to pencil holder with brads.
  8. Using a large sharp needle or 1/16” drill bit, make holes to attach bead to chest and pilot holes in pencil holder for brads.
  9. Attach bead to chest and "Dad" tag to pencil holder.

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