Another mini tutorial today while I try to get back into the swing of things. I started a small project last night (crochet bunny scent holder) to get me motivated to start some of the larger ones in the mean time here are photos I dug off my phone of how I lined my dresser drawer with leopard print.

The finished project:

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What you need:

  • The drawer you’re planning to cover
  • Pretty paper
  • Clear sticky tape or thin double sided tape
  • Scissors

I was able to pull my drawer out of the dresser to make things easier.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

First thing to do is measure out enough paper to cover the bottom and up all of the sides. It’s much better to overestimate and have to cut off the excess later than it is to have to try and add more so be generous with your measurements. I am using wrapping paper I found at a junk store, you can use pretty much anything including pretty fabric.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

Now lay the paper over the drawer and poke the middle down until it touches the bottom. It’s easiest to start with one side and poke gently it until you can feel where the base of the drawer meets the side. Then run your fingernail or something that shape (but not sharp like a pencil) along the corner so the paper is creased into the correct shape.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

Continue around the edges doing that for each one. You’ll notice there are big extra triangles of paper in each corner. Push them to one side and press flat so the crease holds.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

If the pattern on your paper doesn’t match up because of the corner triangles you can unfold them and bend the creases the other way so the triangle is on the outside. Mine looked ok so I didn’t bother. Repeat until you have done all of the sides/corners and the piece of paper is the correct shape.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

Now pull the paper out and place a few strips of double sided take on the bottom to prevent it all moving around. Repeat on the sides and stick everything down securely. Use the scissors (or a sharp knife if you’re careful) to slice off all of the extra so it it’s the same height as the tops of the drawer. I decided to tape around the edges to make sure it was all secure, it’s only really necessary if you think your drawer will get a lot of use.

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

Slot it back in and you’re done!

Leopard Print Drawer Liners Tutorial

A quick and easy way to decorate a plain drawer! Now I’m scheming what else I can cover with the leopard print paper because I’ve got like 3m left XD