Make pretty découpage drawers

Decoupage drawers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Personalise plain storage with Zoë Patching’s gorgeous set of découpage drawers.

Tidying up has never been so much fun! These sweet drawers are ideal to house all kinds of treasures, whether it’s ribbons, trimmings and buttons for your favourite hobby, or cherished photos and keepsakes that deserve a special home. However you choose to use the drawers, we’re sure you’re going to love the technique of découpage to add a decorative flourish to plain wood and cardboard.

Zoë has mixed translucent papers in muted, vintage-style shades with delicate die-cut borders and butterflies to create a soft and feminine finish. And once you’ve mastered découpage, the possibilities are endless!


Shopping list

Kaisercraft Beyond the Page 4 Square Drawers, from Merly Impressions
Santoro Deco Maché – Traveller’s Rest Polka, Curiosity Butterfly Repeat, Tell Me Something Dragon Fly Repeat & Tell Me Something Rose Repeat, from Trimcraft
First Edition dies – Border, from Trimcraft
Découpage Allround Matt Adhesive, from Craftmill
Decopatch Hog Brush, from Craftmill
Memory Box die – Vivienne Butterfly, from The Glitter Pot
White matt emulsion
Cream paper
Baker’s twine
Glue gun


How to make your découpage drawers

Pretty decoupage drawers from Papercraft inspirations magazine

1. Paint all parts of the box with white matt emulsion to give a light background. Once they’re completely dry, trace around each part onto the reverse of the découpage paper and cut out each of the shapes.

Pretty decoupage drawers from Papercraft inspirations magazine

2. Add a layer of the découpage adhesive onto the surface of the part. Start at one end and carefully work towards the other, matching up the edges of the part and the découpage paper so they align neatly.

Pretty decoupage drawers from Papercraft inspirations magazine

3. Once the paper is stuck in place, work a layer of adhesive over the top to seal it. The paper may bubble up slightly but should flatten once dry. The adhesive dries quickly, so only work on small areas at a time.


Really into découpage? Check out our Découpage everything! Pinterest board for some inspiration.

Follow Papercraft inspirations’s board Decoupage everything! on Pinterest.

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