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Organizational Drawer Dividers

These slide-in dividers — pretty as they are practical — help to neatly store your everyday items. They can be made to fit virtually any size of container. And when lined in soft lace-trimmed fabric, they cushion fragile pieces and prevent snags on accessories such as socks, linens, and undergarments.

DIY Drawer Dividers

Photography: Peter Ardito

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

This idea comes from our friend, stylist Anne Wlaysewski.

materials

  • Drawer
  • Craft wood
  • Adhesive spray
  • Fabric or ribbon
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Box cutter
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Self-healing cutting mat or cutting board

steps

  1. Measure the drawer's dimensions using tape measure.
    DIY Drawer Dividers
  2. Measure craft wood to fit as a divider for the drawer.
    Drawer Dividers DIY
  3. Using a ruler as a guide, measure and mark a straight line on the craft wood with a pencil.
    DIY Drawer Dividers
  4. Lay craft wood flat on a cutting board and, again, using a ruler as a guide, cut with a box cutter. Check to ensure that the wood divider fits neatly inside the drawer, standing upright.
    DIY Drawer Dividers
  5. Measure and cut a length of fabric to wrap around the divider, securing in place with adhesive. (Tip: Use a credit card to smooth out any wrinkles.) When dry, trim excess lace.
    DIY Drawer Dividers
  6. Place decorated dividers in box.
    DIY Drawer Dividers

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