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Fabric Drawer Liners // Guest Post

Today, Krista from Blue Eyed Yonder is here to share Fabric Drawer Liners. She says the sweetest things about me, but I could say the exact same about her! Check out her amazing site and business! It really is quite impressive! Krista, thank you so much for sharing this awesome idea with us! 
First things first, I just have to say how much I adore Heather. She and I met at Alt Design Summit and I was instantly attracted to her fun demeanor and crafty style. I saw she kept her business cards in a vintage sewing tin and it was love at first sight! So naturally I was flattered when Heather asked me to guest post for Joy of All Crafts!
Just a wee bit about me, I’m Krista of Blue Eyed Yonder and I’m addicted to all things vintage. I run a vintage rental business in Atlanta, GA and love to collect and scour the southeast for hidden gems and fun pieces. When I’m not out searching for the next great treasure, you can usually find me knee deep in some kind of creative shenanigans. It's pretty much what I live for.
Today I've got a fun DIY to share. I spent quite some time searching the web for unique drawer liners when I finally decided to make them myself. I found this fun fabric on sale and just had to buy it. I didn't know what I would do with it, but after seeing how funky and fresh it was inside the dresser, I just knew a purpose had been found. It's not like many people will ever see the inside of my drawers, not to mention, I plan to have clothes and other odds and ends in the there, but details matter. It's little hidden surprises like funky, scented drawer liners that puts a smile on my face.
What You Will Need:
Fabric (enough to cover drawer bottoms)
Liquid Fabric Stiffener
Mrs. Meyer's Ironing Spray
Double Sided Tape or Spray Adhesive
Begin by diluting the Liquid Fabric Stiffener with water in a large bowl.
Submerge fabric in the stiffener mixture until completely coated.
Ring all excess liquid from the fabric and then lay completely flat to dry. Once dry, the diluted fabric stiffener will make the fabric feel heavily starched, with the flexibility similar to cardstock paper.
Before the fabric was completely dry, I sprayed it with Mrs. Meyer's Lavender Ironing Spray and gave it a quick press with the iron to smooth out all of the wrinkles.
At this point, the fabric will be dry and stiff, making it very easy to cut. Measure your drawer bottoms and cut fabric accordingly.
To secure fabric in the bottom of the drawers, you can either use double sided tape around the edges or a light application of spray adhesive. I chose to use the double sided tape so I can easily change the fabric later with no sticky residue.
Easy peezy lemon squeezy. Now I have darling drawer liners with the wonderful aroma of lavender.
While searching for drawer liners, scented sachets and such, I stumbled upon many wonderful and clever ways to freshen up dresser drawers. Here are a few of my favorites:
  1. Place a new bar of scented soap in your drawer. Not only will it fill your drawer with a delightful smell, it will also give the soap time to dry out making it last much longer in the shower.
  2. Give drawers a fresh air fragrance by tucking a new dryer sheet under drawer liner or tape one to the back of each drawer.
  3. Have empty perfume bottles? Remove the cap and leave the empty bottle open in your drawer, your clothes will thank you.
  4. Save perfume samples from magazines. It's and easy and free way to freshen up a drawer.
Do you have any tips or tricks you would like to add? What's your secret to great smelling drawers?
Photos by KHJ + CMJ

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This project is one of my favorites! I mean who can't smile when looking at that darling fabric? Thanks so much for the feature, Heather!

Brilliant. Love this. xo

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan Clark

Great idea! I think I might even clean out a drawer for this!

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdesigncamppdx

This turned out great. Do you think it would hold up to dishes in a kitchen?

April 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCourtney

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