How your workspace looks can significantly affect your work output. Your workspace has the ability to either suppress or boost the flow of your creative juices.
So, if you want to make sure you’re always inspired and motivated to work, you might need to add a few pops of color to your workspace. With that, here are ten home office DIY crafts that could give your home office a more fun and vibrant atmosphere:
#1 Cereal box dividers
Keep your desk neat and tidy but colorful without having to spend much by upcycling unused cereal boxes and leftover gift wrappers or decorative papers.
Desk cabinet dividers don’t have to be too plain or boring. Empty and unused cereal boxes, when decorated, will fit your desk and drawers more than your trash bin. Be creative.
Tutorial by ► I Heart Organizing
#2 Washi tape thumbtacks
You can’t deny the many creative things you can create with Washi tapes. One of which is spicing up cheap thumbtacks.
You just need some thumbtacks you don’t even use and your favorite Washi tape patterns.
With this easy DIY craft, your inspiration board will be much more fun to look at.
Tutorial by ► | Francine Clouden
#3 Chalkboard tape calendar
Are you always forgetting your schedule? Are you just being forgetful? Or, your calendar isn’t that fun to look at?
With a chalkboard tape, chalk, vinyl letters, and cutting and writing utensils, you can stay organized in style
You can also do this on a board before placing on your wall.
Tutorial by ► I Spy DIY
#4 Color block wooden clock
A wall clock is more than just a wall décor; t’s an essential item to keep you on time.
With a circular wooden base, acrylic paint, a clock kit, and your DIY skills, you can make a color block clock that will add a pop of color to your home office’s wall.
Paint your wood block with your desired style and color.
Tutorial by ► I Almost Makes
#5 Instagram blocks wall art
Want to see physical copies of your favorite Instagram photos? Hang them on your home office wall for added inspiration.
You’ll just need 4×4 prints of your Instagram photos, wood blocks, different colors of paint, brushes, decoupage gloss, and removable Velcro hangers.
Paint. Stick. Brush. Hang. Easy!
Tutorial by ► I The Crafted Life
#6 Wire and clay nameplate
Add some personality to your workspace with a DIY nameplate. Remind yourself every day of your favorite mantra. Or, simply be reminded that you are your own boss.
Create this unique nameplate with a little wire bending and clay sculpting. You would also need an artistic wire, acrylic paint, oven bake clay, and pliers.
Tutorial by ► I A Beautiful Mess
#7 Wood bangle pencil cup
Bored of the typical DIY pencil holder cups made from tin cans or cylinder chip containers? Try using wooden bangles instead.
You will just need at least three wooden bangles, a piece of wood, PVA/wood glue, paint, painter’s tape, varnish, etc.
Glue the bangles together, add a base, and then paint them.
Tutorial by ► I Make and Tell
#8 Mini neon clay pots
Plants by themselves add life to a workspace. What more, if you place them in colorful pots, right?
You can place these DIY mini neon clay pots in your shelves, desk, or windowsills for an instant home office upgrade. Plus, these are very easy to make.
You just need mini clay pots, acrylic paint, and paint brushes.
Tutorial by ► I Spy DIY
#9 Cross-stitched organizers
Does your mesh desk supplies look dull and boring? You can do something about them besides merely repainting them. You can also cross-stitch them
Because of the tiny holes in mesh office supplies, they become a great canvas for cross-stitching. You just have to use yarn and yarn needles instead of the usual cross-stitch materials.
Tutorial by ► I Camille Styles
#10 Geometric-painted boxes
Organize your files, papers, and other home office stuff the unique way. Instead of using plain store-bought storage boxes, create colorful ones yourself.
You just need plain boxes, acrylic paint, white spray paint, and a patterning tape.
Color-coding your boxes can also make organization much better.
Tutorial by ► I Sarah Hearts
Remember, you are spending up to eight hours or more at your workspace. By upgrading your home office, you can make work don’t feel like work at all. With the right mix of DIY crafts and home office furniture, you can make your workspace a more fun and vibrant place to work in. Choose a thing or two of the DIY crafts listed above to get started. Happy crafting!