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Stylish Drawer Liners

Guys! I’m finally organizing my desk! I’m not brave enough to show you what my drawers looked like before today but take my word for it when I tell you, it was scary.  I wanted to get in organized with some drawer organizers. While on the hunt for the perfect organizers, I found the most perfect $2.00 wrapping paper and thought it would make the perfect drawer liners for my desk.

Make Drawer Liners from Wrapping Paper

How to Make Drawer Liners from Wrapping Paper

I think drawer liners can be a super cute aesthetic touch to any piece of furniture. Of course, I’m sure there is some purpose for them other than just being darling but let’s face it, I like darling, so that’s why I decided on drawer liners for my desk.

Since we all like darling, why is it that true drawer liners just aren’t? One of life’s great mysteries. Until one of us comes up with the perfect line of gorgeous drawer liners we’ll just have to improvise… with wrapping paper.

Yep, wrapping paper ya’ll! So pretty, super cheap, and will take you less than 20 minutes to line 5 drawers!

How to line desk drawers with a roll of wrapping paper

I found my striped wrapping paper from Marshalls. Does this not have Chelsea written all over it? Nautical feel? YES PLEASE!

Drawer Liners from Wrapping Paper

So to make the drawer liners all you need to do is measure the interior of your drawer. Then, measure your paper to the same size. Measure multiple times you want it to be nice and snug.

How to line drawers with Wrapping Paper

Cut the paper to size. (Please don’t tell my sewing friends that I was using my fabric rotary to cut paper. I’m pretty sure that would get be banned from the sewing club!)

By the way, I have the IKEA ALEX drawer unit. The measurements for the interior are 20.5 x 11.5.

Make Drawer Liners from Wrapping Paper

Lastly, you want to secure the paper drawer liner. I did this quickly by using double sided tape. Double sided tape works well because it’s not permanent so if you ever want to remove it you can without a ton of effort.

How to Line Drawers with Wrapping Paper

Once I was done… literally 20 minutes later I did a little happy dance because really, who doesn’t love some beautiful blue and white stripes. Then I continued on my quest for desk organization…

How to make drawer liners from wrapping paper

Mission complete. Now I’m off to line every drawer in the house… or take a nap.

Make Drawer Liners from Wrapping Paper

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28 thoughts on “Stylish Drawer Liners

  1. Totally cute but I imagine that wrapping paper will start ripping and wearing out in no time. I wonder if wallpaper would work?

    1. Certainly! You could also try a more permanent solution like decoupaging the wall paper. The wrapping paper lays flat and I’m using organizers so I don’t imagine it will get too much wear and tear.

  2. I love this idea! I’ve been hoarding designer wrapping papers from TJ Maxx for months…maybe I should do this with them! 🙂

  3. What a great idea Chelsea- and it is so much easier to find pretty wrapping paper then it is to find pretty contact paper – at least in Canada. Awesome- definitely ‘borrowing’ this idea!! Pinned and stumbled. Have a great day!

  4. I have been buying wrapping paper from TJ Maxx & Ross. This would be pretty. Where did you get the clear organizers?

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