Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Decorating Your Clear Organizers

I grew up with this one rule about cleaning "If I can't see it, its clean". And this applies to a lot of things. Can't see dust? Its clean! Can't see the food on a plate? Its clean! (But not sanitized) Can't see whatever you just threw in that drawer? Its clean! I had a big problem in college with clear organizers because I couldn't make them perfect junk drawers. You could see everything you had placed in it and it really bugged me! So I decided to hide everything in my clear, plastic drawers. I found this post on Pinterest, and did what it said. I was able to create these cute plastic drawers! 

I did it with a couple of other plastic drawers in my closet, but the one above is my pride and joy. Once I move to my new place, I think I'm going to apply some labels and clean out the drawers a little better.

Here are the steps to create a cover for your plastic drawers. Sorry there aren't any pictures!

Materials Required:
Paper (I used cute scrapbook pages)
Paintbrush for the ModPodge

Step 1: Clean out the Plastic Drawers! 
Remove the plastic drawers from the base and vacuum out all of the dust. Make it really clean!

Step 2: Measure out where to cut on the drawers
Just stick the paper in and using a pencil, draw the lines on where to cut. If your drawer is funny shaped, try to cut so it will fit. 

Step 3: Apply ModPodge to the drawer.
Get it nice and thick!

Step 4: Place the paper on top of the glue
Put the bottom of the paper on first and then smooth the paper up to the top of the drawer to get rid of all of the bubbles. 

Step 5: Place another layer of ModPodge on top! 
This will give a good solid cover.

Step 6: Let it dry
Let it dry for a good long time.

Step 7: Place it back into the base
Put it back in and start storing! 

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  1. Where is a good place to find modpodge? Thanks!

    1. Hi Lyndsey!
      I can find Modpodge at my local Wal-Mart or Michael's store. It comes in a variety of flavors such as, outdoor, glossy, and matte. You can also find it on Amazon if you are lazy like me! http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=mod+podge&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Amod+podge


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