This genius idea just seems too simple. Create a pen caddy with toilet paper rolls and an old shoe box! Or, use them to organize those pesky cords. ( this page isn't found but I think you get the idea )
I've tried this: This is a GREAT origami tutorial for a fox. It gets a little bit confusing, so I don't recommend it to total beginners, but ultimately it makes a cute origami fox that can stand up on its own.
Easy DIY Phone Charger Holder - sewing tutorial for a cute charger holder that can be hang on a Command Hook next to the outlet. It's pretty and practical as it keeps the kitchen top or desk free of cables.