Easy DIY Drawer Liners

For those of you who may have missed it,  I recently turned an un-used area of our upstairs landing into the Shabby Glam closet…   shabby glam walk in closet words

Now that I’ve used it for a few months, I love it even more.  It’s a very practical space that functions well in the “getting pretty” department!:)

When I started setting up the vanity (the furniture piece on the right), I knew right away that I wanted to have some sort of drawer liners.  However, past bad experiences taught me that I didn’t want:

  • Drawer liners that are peel and stick. (They are impossible to get out!).
  • Drawer liners that shift around and end up in a bunched up ball shoved against the back.

I had discovered some gift wrap (from Winners) that was made of some sort of recycled material that felt a little like smooth, thin plastic and thought it would be perfect for this project.

I started out by first vacuuming and washing the drawers well.  I then cut cardboard to fit each drawer:


I wrapped the cardboard like a flat gift and taped it underneath:


Then slipped it into the drawer:


If I ever want to change the look of it, I can simply pop the cardboard out and cover it with something different.

Have you found a great way to line drawers?  If so, please share your secrets with us all in the comments!

Have a great day!

Rita Joy

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  1. Love this! And that you’ve carved out a special place for pampering you. So important for us gals! I recently upcycled a desk and lined the drawers with wallpaper remnants (without glue backing) and then used clear flexible cutting boards (found 2 per pkg. at Dollar Store) cut to size over the paper to secure it. Makes it easy to clean, and the best part for me, is that you can slide favorite photos, clippings, theater tickets, inspirations, love notes…whatever, under the plastic.

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