Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Wallpaper drawer liners

It's been a while since I did anything papercraft-related, and this probably is stretching things a bit, but technically, paper is used and I used a craft knife, so I think I'm safe.

What do you think of my drawer liners? It took me longer to write this post than it did to finish this project, that's how quick this was to do.

I bought some meterage of this wallpaper at ES design store's sale recently (please don't ask me what it's called, I have NO idea!  I just liked it, that's all.  Turns out my husband didn't, so it had a snowball's chance in hell of ever making it onto a wall. It got relegated to prettying up the inside of a drawer instead).

Here's what I did:

Measured the inside width and length of each drawer compartment (the lefthand compartment was slightly wider than the other two, so it was just as well that I did this).

Cut the wallpaper to size using a craft knife and a straight edge (this metal ruler is totally the bomb! Would not be without one of these, a craft knife, glue or doublesided tape in my crafting arsenal):

Played with the offcuts:

Applied double-sided tape to the back of each piece, about 5mm inside from the top and bottom edges.  (This will make it easier for me to remove the wallpaper if I want to change it later on):

Played with the offcuts some more:

Stuck the pieces into the drawer compartments:

Stood back and admired them.  Yep, I'm happy with them.

Cost: $1.25.  I know, right?!!
Time taken: 10 minutes
Result: Doesn't it just want to make you craft some paper dolls and play Towns with them?  I might just have to do that.  For my girls, of course.


  1. I like the paper if it is any consolation! Downfalls of having an architect husband I guess, he would have an opinion on what your house looked like. Nathan probably wouldn't care!

    1. Damn those architects and their exacting tastes. Line them up and shoot them all, I say.

  2. Very cool! Thanks for your comments on my blog!

    1. Funnily enough, my husband likes the look of the wallpaper where it is; it might have something to do with the fact that once the drawer is shut, you can't see it anymore...


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