MAKING SCENTED DRAWER LINER

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As you open the drawer you catch the slightest whiff of vanilla… and taking out a towel, the lovely fragrance lingers! You close your eyes and breath in deeply… what a delicious light aroma!
Wouldn’t you love this experience each time you open a drawer?  Drawer liners are one way of infusing you dressers with a delicate scent!
Most drawer liners can cost a pretty penny! They are also limited in fragrance and design.
Making your own personalized drawer liners is easy, inexpensive and let’s you be creative…

I love drawer liners! I used to bite the bullet and buy them for all my dressers and chest of drawers! Not any more. Making them opens up a whole new word of artistic possibilities!
Look at that fun pop of unexpected color! 
I use my favorite fragrance… vanilla… to scent the paper, but lavender and rose and cinnamon might work well too! The great things is… you can experiment and make drawer liner that are personal and creative!
StoneGable Scented Drawer Liner
good quality wrapping paper, cloth paper (Art Stores) or non coated wall paper
essential oil (Bath and Body or online)
warm water
1. Measure and cut the paper to fit each drawer.
2. Mix a couple drop of oil with warm water in a spray bottle.  I used a small travel-sized spray bottle and added just a few of drop of vanilla oil and filled it with warm water.  Shake! The more essential oil you use the stronger the scent will be.
3. Shake the  spray bottle. Spray the back side of the paper. Do not soak it! Just a good even spray.
4. Let it COMPLETELY dry on a flat surface. Spraying it will take some of the “roll” out of the paper.
5. I ironed it ever so gently on the lowest setting with the steam off. You might want to put a piece of brown craft paper between your ironing board and your paper so the ironing board does not pick up the scent.
6. Put the liners into your drawers. 
7. Refresh them periodically.
This would also make a thoughtful gift… a few lengths of scented paper tied up in a pretty bow!

Comments

  1. says

    This is such a helpful tip! I was going to buy drawer liner for Abby’s dorm, and now I can make it with what we have on hand! I have given this as gifts so many times, and how nice to give something like this that is handmade.

  2. says

    What a great idea to make your own scented drawer liners. I have some paper that I was planning to line a chest with. Maybe now I will make them scented. Thank you for the inspiration Yvonne!

  3. says

    Yvonne, everything you do—from B&B-beautiful guest rooms to elegant tablesettings and food—makes me sigh with delight. These drawer liners are another happy sigh for me. I’ll be heading out today for some wrapping paper and essential oil. Love it!

  4. says

    Glad to know I can be released form the price of scented drawer liners. Plus I love the fact that you can choose the design and fragrance.
    Hmmm.. bet this spray , diluted with more water, would work as a linen spray as well.Sweet!!!
    Thanks Yvonne.

  5. says

    Yvonne, what a fantastic and frugal idea! I too favor vanilla. Love it all over my house. When I’m done recuperating from surgery, I want to try this. You have the best ideas!
    Brenda

  6. Ann says

    Yvonne,
    I’ve been buying liner paper for years and never thought I’d be able to make it. As usual I learn some thing everytime I visit you. Where do you get the oil?

  7. says

    Do you ever stop??? Where can find scented oil? I have some but forget where I got it and am almost out. I LOVE this idea and will do it for the new house!!!! Thanks for SO much inspiration, my friend. XOXO

  8. says

    ooh great idea.. omg.. why didn’t I think of this. I will be getting out the essential oil soon.. thanks for sharing this wonderful tidbit.. xo marlis

  9. says

    Hello Yvonne,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog today…
    I enjoyed your visit and plan on adding you to my blog roll as well!!!
    I look forward to more visits to Stone Gable too!!
    Best,
    Terri

  10. says

    I love the pop of color in the drawer also. (Check out my June 6th post) I never thought of making my own scented drawer liner or refreshing it even though I have scented sprays – duh! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I see a lot of things I need to read over here so I may visit you for a while!

  11. says

    Great idea, scented drawer liner can be pricey. Thanks so much for your sweet comments and for following me. I’ve been a long time follower of your blog. It would be my pleasure to link up to your party, thanks for the invite. I”ll see you tonight at 8:00.

  12. says

    Yvonne, You must have the gift of giving. You continue to make all of our lives better with all your ideas. This is another great idea for personal use or to gift others with. Hope your doing well after your procedure. Pam

  13. says

    So lovely Yvonne and you can really personalize the look you want with so many beautiful papers available!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

  14. says

    Yvonne, what a wonderful idea! I love scented paper but NOT the price! You are so smart to think of the solution! Can hardly wait to try this idea! I have the perfect paper to try it on!!!!!! Thanks

  15. Kat57 says

    This is a very creative and easy project that sounds very economical,and most people would find them fun to use.BUT I have to put a little damper on the subject: PLEASE,please, if you decide to give this as a gift or to use them in your guest room drawers,be extra sure to find out first if the recipient or guest has fragrance allergies.As one who does,I can tell you,it could be very detrimental for them! I would have a roaring headache and my lungs would begin to burn if I were to open a drawer or gift package containing these scented papers.Alot more people these days are becoming sensitive to chemical fragrances-even those that smell divine and seem so natural to the rest of the world…I would give anything if I could enjoy this project,because it sounds so easy. Thank you,for ‘listening’ and for you wonderful ideas! Kat

  16. says

    I think I’m going to get some lavender oil and do this. The lavender will smell great without making me sneeze, and it should help keep moths away. Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. says

    I was just wondering if you can iron the paper BEFORE you spray the scent? I love your idea and YES, I’m going to try it! Does the oil work better than scented aerosol spray can? Thank you..

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