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) Scissors 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 later in the process..
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!
I love that its easily removable and I can change out paper and colors! Hope this inspires you to take on a new creative project! Sometimes its just about diving in! Thanks for joining my little Sweet Tea Life!