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3 DIY Crafts Perfect for Your Home Office

by Vera Oliveira 06/20/2022

No matter where you work, it’s important to love the look of your workspace. Being in an aesthetically pleasing and refreshing environment can help with productivity and focus. If you’re looking for ways to add some organization and flair to your office environment, there are plenty of wood crafts you can DIY. Here are some ideas for crafting projects perfect for your office space:

Display Your Business Cards

You can turn an ordinary block of wood into a sleek business card holder for your office space. All you’ll need is wood, sandpaper, a ruler and a scroll or band saw. Measure and mark the spaces for card slots and use the saw to cut in only halfway through the wood block. Depending on how thick your business cards are, you might need a thicker saw blade for this step. Once you finish the slots, carefully sand and finish your new business card holder.

The helpful thing about this craft is that you can use many sizes of wood block. You can also use different shapes if you prefer something other than rectangular. Try cutting the block in half across the diagonal for a modern triangular holder instead.

Organize Your Desk

You can create a simple desk organizer out of wood with a few power tools and some sandpaper. For this you’ll need a wooden block large enough to include all the items you wish to store. Use a wide drill bit to add holes for pens and pencils. You can also add a “docking” slot for your smartphone and slots for storing small notes. Sand carefully and add a coat of paint to add a pop of color or to match existing office decor.

Cover Up Your Tissue Box

A box of tissues is useful to have around the office, but sometimes the cardboard boxes themselves can be eyesores. There are many options available for dressing up or disguising a tissue box, but why not build one yourself? For this project you’ll need some plywood cut to size, wood glue and any paint or additional decoration you wish to add on the outside. For the hole at the top of the box, you can create either a rectangular or round opening in one of your plywood pieces to pull the tissues through.

Assemble the box with the empty side opposite the side with the hole. If you have a clamp available, use it to hold the box together until the glue is dry. Once it’s ready, you are free to decorate it however you wish. For a classy and understated look, use your favorite wood stain. You can also paint it your choice of colors or add fun customizations like decoupage or stencils. Either way, you now have an attractive cover for your tissue box and an instant home office style upgrade.

These wood DIY projects are great for any room of the home, but work especially well for a home office. If you don’t work from home, you can impress your coworkers with stylish handmade items that improve the look and feel of your workspace.

About the Author

Vera Oliveira


I am focused, self motivated, dream big and am committed to act in the best interest of my clients!

As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information.

I am eager to serve you.

When it's time to move, you need someone who will have an innovative marketing plan to advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need from start to close.

Mission Statement: 

My goal is to educate my clients to the current real estate market conditions, represent customers and clients in the best possible manner to help them to achieve their real estate dreams, and skillfully negotiate their transaction to reach a successful and stress-free closing.I've been in sales for over 25 years and my mission is simple: To help my clients to reach their goals and exceed their customer service expectations.

My Background:

 I am originally from Rio de Janeiro - Brazil, however Massachusetts has been my home since 1988. I am married and have 4 wonderful children. I am blessed with loved ones and friends in my life. I love being a mom, wife, spending time with my family and friends, good movies, and healthy conversations. My dream is to travel and study architectural characteristics throughout the US. I discovered my passion for real estate in 2001 when I got my license and started to work at Coldwell Banker in Waltham. I soon realized that I can make a difference guiding sellers and buyers throughout their real estate transactions and that helping people to reach their real estate goals thrills me.