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Trash to Treasure: Desk Organizers

Robb Whittlef shares how to create teen desk accessories out of paint cans and canning jars.

Create colorful storage using new paint cans. Paint the exteriors in a different color and attach them to each other with hook-and-loop tape.

Put a canning jar kit to new use as an art-supply organizer. Add beaded fringe to the jars and use them to store colored pencils, markers, paintbrushes and more.

Turn a corkboard into a multipurpose message center. Hot-glue the leftover paint lids directly to the board; create your own magnets using fabric appliqués. Add a piece of old slate and trim it out with molding. Frame the entire board with molding and hang on a wall.

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