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DIY your Pretty Papers




I like these papers soooo much I decided to put them in full view in my craft room where I can enjoy them every day. After all, craft purchases should be used and not stashed!! I know lots of people don't agree with me but at the risk of being controversial ... what is the point of having drawers filled with stuff you only occasionally look at - or sniff! 
The paper I used is from the Beautiful Promenade dsp pack by stampin up - you can buy a pack from my shop - just click on shop in the menu above and then click on the shop button and search through the designer series paper which is 12x12 inches.

 If you cut the paper and arrange it in the same order it is a lot easier on the eye. Also you can use it to make a puzzle later!! I cut the pieces and glued to the IKEA drawers using Tombow - or PVA glue
 When dry sand the edges the bits of paper overlapping the edges then meet exactly and the edges that don't meet the edges of the wood take on a shabby chic sanded look that does not show you missed a bit!
 I also ran a dark green ink pad across the edges to disguise the wooden bits but I think it looks good with or without the ink. The colour I used was 'mossy meadow as it goes with the papers.
I bought these cute drawer handles from the Knitting and Stitching show but they don't have any screws - so I used some old retired brad I had from StampinUp to look like screws and they glued them on with Araldite glue.
Here is the finished drawers. In fact I have two sheets of papers in that pack and two sets of drawers - so I'm going to make the other one match!

Heads up - the clearance rack has been updated so go grab some bargains.

JoPx

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Thank you for taking the time to comment, I appreciate the feedback. Jop x