The house where we lived for the past 7 years had a TINY kitchen. With a TINY silverware drawer. It was about half as wide as this one. Way too small to organize the forks and spoons and knives at all. So we just lived like this for 7 years. But now, I have a silverware drawer that is big enough to organize! Only I don't have an organizer-thingy. So I decided to make one, so it wouldn't look like this for the rest of my life.
I got a box lid from a box I emptied out. I cut it in half and put the two halves together. Then I squished them until they fit in the drawer.
I tried to washi tape the ends together, but for some reason my washi tape did this. Not really sure why...I love this washi tape, so I hope it was just the cardboard it didn't like. I didn't realize it was like this until I taped the first paper in, but it was cardstock, so I hope my thinner Bible pages are okay.
Back to the order I did stuff in. I needed dividers, so I rescued this cereal box from the garbage and cut it up into strips.
I made these papers a LONG time ago...like...Morganton, where EJ was born 10 years ago. I made them as background pages for scrapbooking, but I never used them until now! And I'm so glad I had them, because they were perfect for this project.
I cut up my papers, covered the strips, and covered the box lid with random sections of the paper. A friend from church gave me two rolls of this red Scotch washi tape, and I used an entire roll plus just a little bit. It worked perfectly!
It fits perfectly!
I love it, except for one thing. I made one too many dividers, and the small spoons are a tad crowded. And the last divider is too tall. So I'm gonna take it out, and turn the whole thing around, so the little spoons can have twice as much room. It was so much fun to be creative again!
And it only took 4 episodes of Gilmore Girls to make. :-)
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.