Teaching Thursdays: Modern Desk Storage Set

If you are looking for a way to add some flair to your storage containers, then you are in luck. Get organized with stylish desk accessories, and create this modern desk storage set. This storage set was created using FolkArt paints, and Mod Podge. Trenice Bishop designed this project. This is a great project to help get your home, and perhaps your craft room more organized. See below for all the supplies you will need, and the instructions.

PLAID Supplies

  • FolkArt ® Artists Pigments™ – Aqua, 2 oz.
  • Mod Podge ® Satin, 8 oz.

Other Supplies

Storage containers
Tissue paper (assorted colors)
1 inch Square paper punch
Paintbrush or Foam brush
Water bowl


  1. First paint the inside of the storage tray and CD holder with FolkArt Acrylic Paint in Aqua and let dry.
  2. Using the paper punch, cut multiple 1inch squares of each color of tissue paper.
  3. Starting with the bottom of each piece, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge with your paint brush and begin to apply the squares of tissue paper.
  4. Secure each piece of paper by painting a layer of Mod Podge on top of the paper making sure to start from the center and pushing out to the corners of the square with your paint brush.  Repeat this while slightly overlapping the paper squares and alternating colors. Let dry.
  5. When dry paint the inside of your trays and CD box with Mod Podge and dry for at least 3 to 4 hours.

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