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Desk Accessory Holder – Create and Share

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I have a fun DIY for you today!  A lovely group of bloggers and myself are starting a new series call Create and Share.  This month we all bought the same item, a ceramic wall planter to makeover/repurpose.  So much fun.

Wall Planter DIY Ideas

Create and Share challenge image collage with wall vase DIY ideas

First, the item. White Petite Wall Mounted, Hanging or Freestanding Decorative Ceramic Flower Planter Vase Holder Display

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I stared at it quite a while before I decided what to do with it.  While I was sitting at my desk, I realized I could use more desktop space.  I’m also still working on a gallery wall above my desk.
renter friendly office wall with fire extinguisher and other eye sores solutions

DIY Desk Accessory Holder
DIY desk accessory holder for pencils, washi tape, and chalkboard wall hanging

Supplies for DIY desk accessories holder:

  1. planter
  2. wood slice
  3. chalkboard paint
  4. copper wire
  5. wooden dowel
  6. copper spray paint
  7. copper hooks

close up of ceramic planter hanger

How to assemble or makeover a plant into a wall hanging desk organizer: 

  • Prepare your wood slice by painting one side with chalk paint.  After it dries completely, season it with chalk (wipe clean).

wood slice into chalkboard

  • Add a little embellishment to the planter with copper wire.

white planter wrapped with copper wire

  • Cut down the wooden dowel to fit the width of the wood slice.  Spray paint the dowel (optional) copper or maybe a bright pop of color.  Screw in hooks to hold dowel.

wood slick chalkboard with white planter hanging and wood dowel

  • Hammer in a nail at an angle to hold the planter in place.  Attach a picture hanger or command strips on the backside to secure it to the wall.

hang wood slice with command strips for renter friendly wall decor and desk organization DIY desk organizer wall hanging above desk with brass deer and art

Did you notice how I covered the fire extinguisher hook and sign? 😉   There’s a couple of more challenges on this wall.  Of course one of them is that these walls are concrete so no nails.  art deco desk with a DIY wall hanging organizer

Soon, I’ll have the rest of the gallery wall completed (with lots of command strips). wall hanging desk organizer office wall with art and DIY organizer on a wood slice and white planter For now I have more valuable desk top space. YAY! diy wood slice and white planter desk organizer with brass deer

Now it’s time to check out the other bloggers’ creativity! CreateShare-July

Mini Vase Makeover by Refashionably Late
Kids Job Listing by Our House Now A Home
Desk Accessory Holder by Up To Date Interiors
Ceramic Pot by Farmhouse 40
My Two Cents by Penny Love Projects
Pool Rack Upgrade by Uncookie Cutter
Which one is your favorite?
Are you feel inspired to try something creative with this little planter?  You can purchase one for $9.99 from Amazon (prime).
White Petite Wall Mounted, Hanging or Freestanding Decorative Ceramic Flower Planter Vase Holder Display


  1. Great use of the planter!! I love that you mounted it to a chalkboard wood slab. My favorite addition is the washi tape holder. You are filled with creativity! Thanks for taking part in the first Create and Share.

  2. I love what you created with the vase! It looks great and what a great way to stay organized! I love how it’s off of the desk so you have more room!

  3. Adorbs and beautifully done! Love the way you put it all together. WHERE did the “awake my soul” print come from?

    1. Thanks so much Dawn. I actually won that gorgeous watercolor quote a while back. It’s from Mumford and Sons. They probably have a shop on Etsy… or maybe Minted?

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