How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper

Got a small drawer that’s looking kind of boring?

I’ve got a simple solution for you.

And guess what. You probably already have it at home.

Oh, and it’s really easy to do too.

What is it you ask?

White Printer Paper!

Who doesn’t have some white paper laying around somewhere in their house?

So here’s how I came up with this simple DIY (I’ll keep it short, it’s not the most exciting story) I was organizing my vanity for a previous post Simple Decor and Organization for a Teeny Tiny Vanity and didn’t like how it’s small drawer looked on the inside.

It needed some freshening up.

I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do at first and considered leaving it alone. I was going to fill it with all my hair accessories anyway but I eventually came across some leftover printer paper in my closet.

I knew exactly what to do!

This is what the drawer looked like before:

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

See, kind of blah.

ok, let’s get to the fun stuff now!

HERE WE GO…

How to Line a Small Drawer With White Printer Paper

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Here’s what you’ll need:

A few white printer sheets (I only needed 2 sheets) a ruler, scissors, a pen or pencil and tape.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Step 1 

Lay one sheet of paper into the drawer.

Grab your ruler, slide it down to the front (or end) of the drawer and create a crease.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Give the ruler a good push with your hand to create a nice clean crease.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

If your sheet just so happens to fit perfectly into the drawer your in luck! Skip this step and move on to the next one.

Step 2

Measure how much space you have remaining to cover with the printer sheets.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Now, grab your second sheet.

Place a small mark with a pen or pencil on that sheet using the measurement that you just took so you know where to cut in the next step.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Step 3

Cut off the excess piece from your second sheet.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Step 4

Create a crease on your second sheet just like you did in step 1.

How to Line a Small Drawer - The Semi Organized Ant

Then cut the creased stripe off of both sheets.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Step 5

Now, this next step is what makes this DIY very simple and easy for anyone to do with items that you probably already have.

Grab your tape, take a small piece and loop it in your finger.

Tape that piece down to one of the corners on your first sheet.

How to Line a Small Drawer - The Semi Organized Ant

How to Line a Small Drawer - The Semi Organized Ant

Repeat this step and place four pieces (or more if you wish) on each corner.

How to Line a Small Drawer - The Semi Organized Ant with Printer Paper

Do this for the second sheet as well (and any other sheets if you needed to use more than two sheets).

You may be wondering whether or not this will hold up in your drawer with just a few pieces of tape.

And I get you, I wasn’t sure at first either.

But I’ve had my drawer like this since I organized my vanity for that previous post and it has held up with zero issues since then 🙂

What I like most about using a few small pieces of tape as opposed to something stronger is that if you ever become bored of this look you can easily pull it up and start over again with something new. If you use something like contact paper (which I love so not knocking one bit!) or a stronger adhesive, you may not be able to remove it so easily in the future.

Step 6

Ok let’s finish things up here.

Lay all your sheets of paper into the drawers.

Press down on all the corners and where ever else you have tape and that’s it!

You my fellow DIY’er are DONE!

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

This is what it looks like when I filled it up with all my hair accessories:

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

Now you have an updated, bright and clean look for any small drawer in your home.

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant

I hope you enjoyed this and decide to give it a try in your home today.

Thanks for stopping by!

How to Line a Small Drawer with Printer Paper - The Semi Organized Ant