This week I started reorganizing the house, and on the top of the to do list was making the kitchen more functional. I live in military housing so my kitchen is extremely short on space, especially when it comes to drawer space. There are two very large drawers in the kitchen, one occupies my silverware and the other occupies my kitchen utensils.
When I started organizing the utensil drawer I remembered seeing a picture on FB of something similar to what I have done. It looked simple enough that I didn’t think to save it so when I started to recreate it I only wanted to use materials I already had on hand, just in case it was a DIY fail! I’m not exactly the most creative person so if you have trouble seeing yourself tackling this DIY project, please know it’s extremely simple. So simple in fact that I plan on doing the same thing to my junk drawer.
I can’t do anything too permanent since I rent, but you can always use a hot glue gun instead of tape for a much cleaner look. Although if you decide to hot glue the pieces down instead of taping them my suggestion would be to put down self-adhesive shelf liner on all sides of the drawer so you don’t mess up the integrity of the wood.
What you will need:
- Tape (double sided and regular)
- Card Stock (add a pop of color by choosing a pattern or bright color)
- Fold the card stock long ways in half and use the double sided tape to tape the open side together.
- Measure and mark with a pencil 1-inch from the taped side (this measurement may vary depending on the height of your drawer). Then use the ruler as a tool to bend the card stock in perfect line.
- Once you’ve made your first crease you’ll want to eyeball how many sheets of paper you’ll need to create your first pocket. I only needed six sheets total (one sheet to create the outside pockets and two taped together to create the inside pockets). Once you’ve established how large or small you want your pockets to be. Measure 1/2-inch on all four sides and use the ruler as a tool to bend the card stock on both ends creating two small rectangles on the taped side.
- Cut the rectangle out. Then on the 1-inch flap cut at an angle forming a triangle cut out.
- Place the card stock in the drawer and tap all three flaps down.
- Repeat this process three more times or however many times needed and you’re done! It’s that simple!