Another How To,.. my way of lining a Drawer

So I dont know about you, but personally I just dont like laying liner in the bottom of a drawer. Getting the cut just right, making it lay well, making it stay down and not want to flip up during use, but not be so permanent that I cant just change it out later!? Oh the stress of it all!  So What do I do?! Removable Drawer Liners.  Tada! 

I love how much character you can add by doing this.

Today I am working on a fairly modern End table that I am giving a rather aged look to.   So I am using an "Old Looking" paper to make a liner.  First things first.  What do we need?

For the method I use we will need the following:

Cardboard (Or any stiff board that you want to use.  Often times I use my kids old project boards! Why waste them?!)
Pretty paper, cloth, or whatever you want to use!  In the blue dresser above I had found a table cloth on clearance and just had to use it!
Hot Glue Gun
Regular Glue (Elmers, craft glue, whatever you want to use)
Straight edge (I use a square)
Utility Knife (Box cutter,  X-acto Knife)
pencil or pen
Measuring Tape
First I measure out the size I will need.
Generally I will take off about a quarter of an inch to allow room for the paper to fit nicely.

I take those measurements and mark them off on the project board.  I try to place the part of the board that is scored toward the back of the drawer.  Having a scored back allows for easier placement and removal in the end.  If there is none-I make one.  And then I cut it out!

After its cut out I try it in the drawer just to be sure it fits!!Next we have to get the paper ready to put on the board. So I place the board on the paper and leaving about two inches on each side I cut the paper out.

Next I place glue on the front of the of the board and place it face down on the back of the paper
  or cloth that I am using.

Once I have it centered on the cloth or fabric, I start by tucking the corners in.  Using Hot Glue I glue the corners onto the back side. I also glue the inside little pocket.  This helps everything in later in the


Now we have to fold over the sides and glue those down-

 once again using the hot glue.
I didnt have any ribbon that coordinated well enough so I decided to use some string.  Taking a rather long piece, I cut it in half several times until I got to the size I wanted.
Then I found the center of the back side of the board.  I laid about an inch of hot glue and pressed one end of the string in.  Then I laid another bead of hot glue over that and placed the other end of the string down.  Last I placed a third bead of glue down  over the top. and allow that to rest for a bit.  Once its begun to harden I press it down to flatten it a bit. 

Flip it all over and lay it carefully into the drawer! make sure the "pull" you created is sticking up so you can easily pull it out! 


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Connie! I love seeing how my silly issues are helpful for others! :-D


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