How to Turn Wrapping Paper into Pretty and Durable Drawer Liners

Quick trick for turning wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and durable drawer liners. From The Creativity Exchange

 

How to turn wrapping paper and fabric into durable pretty drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

Happy Friday guys!

Over the last few weeks, I have spent a lot of time organizing and reorganizing pretty much all of the drawers in our home for the images for the book.  Unfortunately, I have to wait until the book comes out to share all of the drawers but I can share a quick trick that I did for my office drawer for making pretty and durable drawer liners.  This is a super easy way to transform pretty patterned wrapping paper, wallpaper or fabric into a heavy duty drawer liner.

For my office drawer, I wanted to use this pretty scalloped designed coral and pink wrapping paper:

Tutorial for turning pretty wrapping paper and fabric into durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

I began by measuring my office drawer length and depth:

Tutorial for turning wrapping paper and fabric into durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

 

I then cut my wrapping paper a little more than the measurements of the drawer:

Tutorial for turning wrapping paper and fabric into durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

Next, I laid my wrapping paper out on the floor and unrolled some Contact paper “Clear Covering” paper that I picked up at Target and cut it about an inch beyond my wrapping paper:

Tutorial for turning pretty wrapping paper and fabric into durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

 

I removed the paper off of the back and attached the adhesive to my wrapping paper starting on one side by going an inch beyond the wrapping paper and attaching the sticky part to the floor to give me better leverage:

How to turn wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

 

 

Quick trick for turning wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and durable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

 

 

I was relieved to see that I could lift and rework the Contact Paper without it tearing the paper where I had pockets of air.  It came right up and I could reposition.  After a couple times of lifting and smoothing, I got it completely flat and then measured and cut down to my exact measurements.

 

Quick trick for turning wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and durable drawer liners.   The Creativity Exchange

 

I then placed it in the drawer and fit just perfect and it was heavy weight enough that it was smooth and doesn’t move around:

Easy way to turn wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and duable drawer liners.  The Creativity Exchange

 

 

Quick trick for turning wrapping paper and fabric into pretty and durable drawer liners. From The Creativity Exchange

 

I also did a couple drawers with pretty fabric as well and it worked perfectly!  I was thinking that for kitchen drawer liners, I could add another pieces of Contact Paper to the back side of my paper and fabric as well to make it moisture resistant.  So many possibilities for an easy way to get of pop of pretty in drawers and in cabinets.

Thanks for stopping by today guys and if you’re interested in seeing some sneak peeks of what I’m shooting for the book, I have been sharing little snippets each day on Instagram here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Cheers!

Cyndy

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10 Responses to How to Turn Wrapping Paper into Pretty and Durable Drawer Liners

  1. Very smart, Cindy! I wish my drawers looked that neat!!!

  2. Eileen says:

    Cyndy – I adore you and your blog. You are do cute and seem completely sweet. I was SO excited for you when I read about your book deal. Yeah for you . I know we would be buds if we lived close. I have been known to start a project after work, work all night or maybe sleep one hour and then go to work the next day. I am not a good organizer though. I always kid that God left that gene out when he made me. Looking forward to the book!!!!!

  3. Mary says:

    What a great idea! Totally going to do this, there should be a lot more choices in wrapping paper, how pretty!

  4. Great idea, Cyndy. I love the paper choice too. Very pretty. Where did you purchase it?

    • Cyndy says:

      Hey there Megan! I picked up this paper at Home Goods a few months ago. Home Goods and TJ Maxx have some awesome bright and fun papers. It’s my weakness! I can’t ever resist a fun roll of wrapping paper.

  5. Christine says:

    This is great!
    There are so many lovely papers out there, and I hate to think of trying to adhere them to a drawer. Didn’t know about the clear contact paper, but to hear it’s repositionable is even better. Thanks for sharing and congrats on The Book!

  6. Tamie says:

    GREAT idea!

  7. Raynebow says:

    I love this! Now I have a legitimate excuse to get that $10 roll of wrapping paper be been wanting for two or three years! Only one brand makes it, and they also make matching gift tag stickers and Christmas tree ornaments. I’m not crazy XD t also gives me something to do with the large amount of intact wrapping paper we throw away every Christmas. I think ill line my dresser drawers with some!

    • Cyndy says:

      Yes, it’s a great excuse to splurge on a pretty paper because once you line your drawers, you will have it a long time! Curious what paper has you thinking about it for 3 years! You sound like me, I have paper obsessions too!

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