Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Charming Desk Organizer {Bo Bunny ~ Enchanted Garden}



Who says organized has to be boring?  I used the beautiful and whimsical Enchanted Garden collection to add some 'pretty' to a desktop organizer.  I began with a bare/simple cardboard magazine/file holder and covered it with some of my favorite Enchanted Garden papers (Periodical).  I trimmed the edges with some lace trim from the Natural Earth Lace package.


I then created a tray for it all to sit in using some cardboard boxes I had in my stash.  I lined the tray with some Island Mist Double Dot paper.  I also made another tiered tray and covered this with the 'Spellbound' paper.  I added some stamping with the Distressted Textures and 'It is Written' stamp sets.


I wanted to stick with the 'nature' elements you see in the Enchanted Garden papers, to embellish this project, so on the spine of the magazine holder I fussy cut one of the frame designs from the 'Pixies' paper and then made a little nest design with some Spanish moss and added an egg I made from some air dry clay.


For the pencil cup I chose to use the striped paper from the coordination 6x6 paper pack so that I would get a thinner strip design on the cup.  I added a little Dusty Attic chipboard frame and I continued with the nature theme and made another small egg/nest design with some more Spanish moss and some little eggs that I made from air dry clay.

This was such a fun project to make and I think it would make a wonderful teacher's gift....or you might, like me, decide it looks just perfect on your own desk :)

Bo Bunny products used on this project:
Patterned Papers:  Periodical, Pixies, Spellbound, Moonlight/Enchanted Garden, Timeless/Somewhere In Time (backside of the magazine holder)
Cardstock: Island Mist Double Dot
6x6 Paper Pad:  Enchanted Garden
Lace: Bo Bunny Natural Earth Lace pack
Blossoms: Clover Bouquet package
Stamps:  It is Written, Distressed Textures
Jewels: Powder Mountain
Jewel Flourishes: Frosting

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and for all the kind comments and feedback you all are sweet enough to give me.....they make my day! xo xo

31 comments:

Елена said...

Очень стильно, красиво и оригинально!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! This is so gorgeous Gabrielle!! Love the papers you've used and those little birds nests and eggs are sooo cute!!! Absolutely brilliant design and totally stunning work!! ox

Patty O'Malley said...

This is the prettiest storage I've ever seen!

Selma said...

This project blew me away. This is so gorgeous. All the details are fabulous!

Rupa S said...

This is so pretty...am inspired to try one like this. I just love upcycling projects and this is perfect!

sylviane said...

Un vrai trésor! Bravo, c'est magnifique!

Марина Малаштан said...

Габриэль, очень красиво, я восхищаюсь вашими работами!

Litzy said...

Any chance that you might do a tutorial? .

It is beautiful. ..

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

One of the prettiest storage units I've ever seen!

I ended up using a mini-chest of drawers from the craft shop to store all my Prima Chalk Edgers in because I bought the whole series, and they wouldn't fit in just one drawer or tray or shelf.

But I'm going to pull out my stash and make something inspired by your treasure!

Martie Rollin said...

How nice that something so useful can also be so beautiful. Lovely project!

luv46kdz said...

Uh, yeah, I'd wanna keep it too! What a gorgoeus piece you've created. Out of the park :)

Paula xoxo

Romy said...

Gosh, this will definitely brighten up any desk! Such a stunning piece of art!

Anneke said...

This looks so pretty. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Svjetlana said...

I feel inspired!

Bernii Miller said...

This is just gorgeous Gabby ♥

janie krig said...

Yes, very charming. I also enjoy your tutorials, You are so innovative.
Thanks for sharing.

Juliz Design Post said...

Love this Gabrielle, so pretty.
Julie x

mamablitger said...

Gosh... Such a beautie !!! The prettiest desk organizer I've ever seen !! Just love your creativity and love that you share your talents with us so we can soak inspiration !!!! Thanks a lot Gabrielle. You are so talented and smart !!!
Hugs from SPAIN

augcott said...

It is so lovely!
Nicely done.
thoughts and shots

LA CAJITA DE DIANA said...

woow so lovely design. Congrats u are an artist. God Bless U

Caroleanne Wright said...

Hi Gabby this is gorjuss, I feel inspired! x

Linda Pekrul said...

I love it when useful things are made pretty! :) This is such a great idea - love it!

Chary Deiling said...

This is beautiful and practical. Love it

Gloria Stengel said...

This is amazing. I'd love for you to share it on our challenge! It's perfect! http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com/2014/08/challenge-13-lets-cycleup-cycle-that-is.html

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is delightful and would inspire me to put things back where they belong :) Great design, beautiful papers, and I love those eggs and nests...sweet! Thanks for the inspiration.

Lizzyc said...

Never boring always beautiful.. love your desk organizer!

Becky said...

wow. This is amazing and so stunning.

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful creation Gabrielle - and I love how useable and useful it is too! Nicola x

Magali said...

Que trabalho mais lindo!!!
Gosto de todos que você faz.
Parabéns

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow hunny your creativity is amazing!!!, love this, your nests are fab!!!! hugs Liz xx

Cynthia Shields said...

Your work is so beautiful and inspiring,

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