I’ve never really understood why I keep a plastic drawer open in my living room drawer.
I can open the drawer with my finger, but I don’t have any room to put stuff inside.
Then I’ve tried to take photos of the drawer and posted them on Instagram, but nothing ever comes of it.
I’m sure there are other things that are frustratingly difficult to get open with my fingers, but for the most part, I’ve just been stuck with a drawer that can only be opened with my thumb.
Now I’ve started thinking about my personal furniture drawer, which is usually made of metal, but also of plastic, plastic, and plastic.
So I decided to figure out how I could make my own.
Here’s what I came up with.
Plastic drawer I purchased a new drawer from Target for $14.
I made the drawer out of a pair of metal pliers and a plastic zip lock.
It was a bit difficult to find a metal plier that fits the dimensions of my plastic drawer, so I went to Target’s website and found a few that fit the same size.
The plastic zip locks fit in the drawer, but the metal plists don’t.
I got these from Ikea for $4.50, but Ikea doesn’t sell the pliers that I used.
When I bought the plist, it had a flat top and a handle on the side.
In the picture above, the handle is the front of the plier.
I cut out the handle and attached it to the plists.
After attaching the plines to the plastic, I was ready to glue it.
I bought a pair for $1.40 at Target and used a dremel tool to cut a hole in the bottom of the plastic and put a piece of cardboard in it.
Then, I attached the pline to the top of the cardboard, and I glued the plating to the cardboard with glue sticks.
I put some more glue on the plastic to secure the plastic.
Then I put the plins back in the plastic drawer.
This was easier than I thought it would be.
Once I had the drawer in place, I used a paper towel to wipe down the bottom and the sides.
Then we got to making stuff.
The drawer is now covered in plastic.
Here is what I used to decorate the drawer.
Then I used the paper towel again to wipe the plastic down and to apply a little glue to the bottom.
After all that was done, I put this stuff on top of a cardboard box, and we put that on the front porch, and it looks awesome.
And then we put a giant blanket over it.
I was able to get all the decorations on the top layer.
If I had a plastic folder that had a zipper on the end, it would just fall off, and there’s no way to keep it closed.
So that’s my Christmas Eve, I guess, and my family is enjoying a cold winter night on the couch, and the drawer is open, so that I can just slide my fingers in and out.