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How to Make a Kitchen Drawer Organizer with Kitchen Utensil Drawings
- 1/4″ plywood
- Measuring tape
- I used my table saw to cut down the plywood. If you do not have a table saw, you can also use a circular saw to cut the plywood into strips the height of your drawers. And the Kreg Rip Cut is my favorite circular saw accessory for making quick, straight cuts.
- Wood glue
- Blue painter’s tape
- Kitchen utensil drawings cut file
- Silhouette Cameo
- Black vinyl
- I used Oracle 651 which is a more permanent vinyl. I am sure it will get beat up a lot under the utensils in my kitchen drawer so I want it to be able to hold up to lots of use.
- Transfer paper
Start with a super messy drawer.
The first step is to figure out your layout. This was probably the hardest step because it was like a puzzle. Group all your utensils together by what will be in each compartment. Then figure out your puzzle of where everything will go.
Cut strips of the plywood to the height of your drawer (or a little shorter depending on what you prefer).
Now cut those strips to the length needed to go between all your utensils. I started with the pieces that were the full length of the drawer, put them in place then measured between them for an accurate measurement for the next pieces.
Dry fit it in the drawer and make any adjustments needed. Then it is time to glue it together. Put a bit of wood glue on the ends of the plywood and hold them in place with the blue painters tape. I did not glue the plywood to my drawer, just to the rest of the drawer divider. Then you can easily remove it if necessary for cleaning or to change things up in the future.
After the glue has dried, it’s time for the labels. Measure each compartment to see what size you need to make the utensil decals. Size and arrange them on your workspace in Silhouette Design Studio. Cut out using the vinyl setting and weed out the excess vinyl.
Make sure the bottom of your drawer is clean. I used a microfiber cloth to wipe it out. Use the transfer paper to transfer the vinyl decals to the bottom of each compartment.
Remove the transfer tape and presto! Beautifully organized kitchen drawers, that will stay that way!!!
Now you can load the drawer back up with all your utensils. Please tell me I am not the only one who is totally giddy about this organized drawer?
And seeing it all organized with those cute kitchen utensil drawings in the bottom makes me eager to do this to the rest of the drawers in our kitchen island! They need it really bad too. Yikes! Looks like I need to make lots more kitchen utensil drawings.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of the organization projects in our Silhouette Creator’s Challenge. Maybe by the end of the month we can all be super organized and ready to take on the rest of the year!
Have a wonderful day,