Friday, July 18, 2014

DIY Sponge Daubers

For the price of one dauber at the local craft store you can make a dozen daubers with “replaceable” sponges.

Dauber Tools

Materials List:

3/4” PVC pipe and pvc pipe cutter
Round Applicator Sponges (purchased at Walmart  $1.98 for  package of 12
Mod Podge & applicator brush
Double stick tape
Coordinating craft paper cut to 1” x 4”

I put together this short video to show how simple these are to assemble. 


Never pay for another dauber!

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

DIY Drawer Dividers

This week was round 2 of getting my kitchen organized.  I am not a patient person when something that should be easy, becomes time consuming.  Searching for utensils in my drawers were falling in that category.  Thanks to Pinterest, my patience has returned and the frustration level is minimal.

Here is how:

The tools you will need:

Oak Wood for Dividers1/4 x 3 1/2 x 48” Red Oak board (Lowes)

Power Grab

Loctite Power Grab (Lowes)

This dries clear and easy to work with.

 

 

Easy Liner

I placed this liner on the bottom of the drawers to stop the utensils from sliding when the opening and closing the drawers.

 

 

 

 

The old organizer didn’t work well and the white showed and dirt.

Drawer Divider 1

Three simple steps to complete the drawers:

Drawer2

Step One:  Layout your utensils in the drawer to determine placement.  Measure and cut your pieces.

 

 

 

 

Step Two: Cut and fit the drawer liner in the drawer.  Next, dry fit your cuts before gluing the pieces.  When you are happy with the fit, apply glue to the center connecting areas (we did not glue outside edges to the drawer should be want to change the layout in the future).  Remove excess glue with a cotton swab.

Dry Fit2Remove Glue and tape

Step 3:  Using painter’s tape, tape the dividers in place and allow to dry at least 24 hours.

Drawer TapeDrawer Tape 4

Drawer Tape 3

These are two of the six drawers we  completed.  This project took about 2 hours and cost about $25-30.  Time well spent since I no longer spend time looking for my utensils.  It makes me smile!

Drawer Done1  Drawer Done2

 

bathroom

What to do with the left over materials……drawer dividers for the bathroom!  

 

 

 

 

More materials, so next I organized my craft room drawers:

Craft Drawer Before   

Craft DrawerCraft Drawer 2

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.