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Personalized Drawer Liners

Hey Friends!  Welcome back to One {Frugal} Chick Friday!

Way back when I was designing the set up for my Art Buffet, I knew I wanted to line the drawers rather than leave them bare wood.  Have you ever shopped for contact paper to line your drawers?  I hadn’t in a long time and was not pleased with the selection, or I should say the lack of selection!  (And it’s not cheap, either!)

So on one of my many trips to Target, I spotted a super cute patterned wrapping paper in the dollar spot.  I decided I would line the drawers with the wrapping paper.  Only problem was that the paper was A) not self adhesive and B) would be ruined if anything spilled on it.   Hmmm…I could use a clear contact paper on top of the pretty paper!

That’s exactly what I did and it worked!

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Here’s how I did it:

Measure and cut your decorative paper a little smaller than the drawer.  Adhere around the edges with an adhesive like Scotch…  Cut your clear contact paper to the size of the drawer and carefully press down from one side to the other.  Go slow and a small section at a time or you will end up with bubbles.  I have a couple bubbles even though I was extra careful!  The clear paper adheres to the drawer around the outside edge of your paper.

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Now you have a pretty and personalized lined drawer!  I think it would be beautiful with a fabric that coordinated with the room or a patchwork of scrapbook papers…Whatever works with your space.

Note: I went to Target 3 times and they never had clear contact paper in stock!  I complained to my mom and she happened to have some in her basement.  It was from 1983 when I was in kindergarten, but it still worked well…Had to add that because I cracked up when I saw the date on the paper! 🙂

Any Frugal tips you would like to share with me?  I’m always looking for new ideas!

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Spring Garland {15 minute craft}

Good Afternoon Friends!

As promised, I am going to share with you how I made the simple garland from my Spring Mantel.

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What you’ll need:

Heavier paper, like cardstock

patterned paper or an accent paper

adhesive, a glue stick will work fine

fine point marker, I used a Sharpie

ribbon or twine

clothespins or a hole punch

How I did it…

Cut out rectangles to use as the background.  (If a paper cutter is not available, trace kids flashcards.)  Cut out the letters to spell the word.  I used a different pattern of paper for each letter.  This is a great way to use up scraps!  Glue letters to rectangles.  If desired, draw little lines resembling stitching around each letter and ink edges of paper with a chocolate brown ink pad.  Then, either punch holes in the tops of each rectangle or simply clip each one with a clothespin.

Easy peasy,  cute and Springy…I love the mismatched letters because it reminds me of an old quilt.

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I made the “Happy” banner above the Art Buffet exactly the same, but hung it from pom-pom fringe.

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I would love to see your Spring banners…Please share!  Happy Crafting!

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