The insides of drawers that are past looking their best can be quickly revived with a fresh new drawer liner. If your furniture is solid wood and the insides of the drawers are a little rough, lining your drawers also helps to protect delicate linens or lingerie. Drawer liners are simple to make yourself; if you choose to use recycled materials, it costs nothing to change liners often and keep your drawers fresh.
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Things you need
- Tape measure
- Wrapping paper or wallpaper
- ½ tsp essential oil
- 1 tsp water
- Small bowl
- Cotton ball
Measure both the width and the length of the base of the drawer you want to line.
Mark the measurements on the paper, then cut the paper to size.
Mix the essential oil and water in a small bowl.
Lie the paper on a flat surface with the non-patterned side facing up.
Dip the cotton ball into the essential oil and water mixture, then dab spots all over the back of the paper.
Allow the paper to dry completely before placing into the bottom of the drawer.
Tips and warnings
- You can use fragrance oil in place of essential oil, but the fragrance won't last as long.
- You can make fabric drawer liners out of scraps of material left over from larger projects. Use pinking shears to cut the fabric to size to avoid frayed edges.
- Omit the essential oils if you prefer not to have scented drawer liners.
- Don't use essential oils if you are lining drawers with fabric. If the oil doesn't evaporate, it could stain clothing.
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