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Makeover: Plastic Storage Drawers

Tidy up the bathroom with a makeover of your plastic storage drawers. Organization has never looked cuter by simply using decoupage, fabric, and some paint!
Age Group: Adult Crafts
Project Type: Home Decor


  • Fabric: I used fat quarters
  • Decoupage medium or Mod Podge
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Labels of your choice

Americana acrylic paints:

  • Whispering Turquoise
  • Sea Glass
  • Banana Cream
  • Melon


  • After washing all of my containers, I prepped the fabric with decoupage on some waxed paper. Don’t leave it there too long or the waxed paper will stick! Remove it after about 20 minutes and simply move it to another piece of waxed paper to dry more.
  • While that was drying, I created templates for my drawer fronts using a piece of paper and creasing it along the edges of the drawers. When the fabric was ready, I traced the pattern onto the fabric with a pen and cut the shapes out, cutting right inside the pen lines.
  • Once I lined up the fabric on the drawer front and trimmed anything that needed it, I applied a thin coat of decoupage to the drawer front and to the back of the fabric. Then I placed the fabric onto the drawer front, smoothed it out and applied decoupage over the top.
  • While the drawers were drying, I painted wooden oval shapes with the acrylic paints, each one matching the corresponding drawers. Contrasting the colors would have been cool too! I used a micron pen to write on each oval. With the drawers standing on end, I attached the ovals with white craft glue and allowed them to dry.