Drawer Dividers

August 14, 2012

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I kind of have a lot of hair accessories. They’re all inside the same drawer in our bathroom and it can be pretty frustrating just trying to find a hair tie or a decent bobby pin in the morning when they’re all scattered around with no sense of order what so ever. I knew I needed a better system for organizing my hair items so I set to work creating some drawer dividers.
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SUPPLIES:
  • several small empty containers (empty boxes of pasta, cereal, etc)
  • scrapbook paper
  • glue
  • scissors


STEP 1: CLEAN OUT & ORGANIZE CONTENTS

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STEP 2: CHOOSE BOXES & LAYOUT
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I have a serious addiction to saving empty containers of any kind so I had plenty on hand to choose from. In the end I chose two boxes of green tea, a toothpaste box, a cupcake liner container, and one of my Birchboxes.
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STEP 3: CUT BOXES TO FIT
Once I had my boxes chosen, I had to cut them down to the right sizes. The green tea boxes just needed a little taken off the top, but the toothpaste box needed to be shortened a few inches too. Here’s how I did that:
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1-2. mark a line all the way around the box where you want it cut // 3. draw a flap on two opposite sides // 4. draw a top flap on the back // 5. cut along the lines // 6-7. fold // 8. cut off the top // 9. glue new flaps in place

STEP 4: MAKE THE BOXES PRETTY
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It was easier to paint the inside of the cupcake liner container than try to fit paper around the curves, but for the boxes I chose some coordinating scrapbook paper and covered the insides and outsides. I've used the same technique to cover boxes on several past projects - see here for a good example.
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STEP 5: FILL IT UP
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Now all of my barrettes, bobby pins, hair ties, and headbands have their designated place inside the drawer.
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3 comments:

Laurel said...

Sooo cute! love the paint. I would have never thought of painting!

Seaweed and Raine said...

I need to add a few more to my bathroom drawer. It makes quite a difference though. Love the colours you used! :)

The Mandatory Mooch said...

Great idea!! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

Thanks, Nichi