At the end of May, I shared my post on how to Fancy Up Your Sterlite Drawers and the comments and questions keep rolling in. Apparently, people just LOVE fancy Sterlite Bins.
The big question from visitors was “would it work if you used Mod Podge?” I did not have an answer to this question at the time. In fact, I deliberately chose not to use it the first time around because I had my doubts about how well the Mod Podge would seal to the slick plastic surface of the drawers. But, since everyone was dying to know about the Mod Podge, I decided to decorate another set of bins and give it a try!
This time I made some helpful videos to guide you through the process (including easy template instructions!) You will also want to check my FAQs at the bottom of this post for any additional questions you may have.
Video Tutorial: Using a Template to Mod Podge
This video is the biggie. It answers all of your Mod Podge questions, guides you through the process of decorating the bins, and includes instructions for creating an easy template out of wax paper!
So… Tape or Mod Podge?
Now that you are well-informed on how to decorate your Sterlite drawers, you may still be debating between tape or Mod Podge. Each medium has it’s own set of advantages and disadvantages. Tape is great for the inexperienced. Mod Podge is trickier but more durable. This video offers a bit more insight as you consider how to proceed.
A few new tips
For Mod Podging: I recently decided to coat the inside of my Mod Podge drawers with clear acrylic spray. It will help to ensure a better seal so those papers don’t pop up later. It should also help those bins to tolerate the humidity better.
For Taping: Here’s a great idea from a Facebook follower: laminate your scrapbook paper first, then trim and tape it into the bins. It’s the best of both worlds!
Frequent Questions about my Fancy Drawers
Where did you get that pink chair?
Lol- I never thought my pink chair would be this popular! I purchased it from Big Lots last August during the Back to School frenzy. I have no idea if they will stock something similar this year, but if they do, you will probably find it here.
What kind of paper did you use to line the drawers?
I always uses scrapbook paper. All of my papers (the bright polka dots & stripes as well as the fun purple papers) came from the same collection of scrapbook papers from Hobby Lobby. They sell the product online with a different cover but the same SKU# as my paper set.
Can you please provide a template online to print and download?
As much as I would love to do this for you, there are simply too many styles and sizes of Sterlite bins on the market for me to meet this need. Fortunately, a viewer provided a great tip for making templates using wax paper. It is so much easier than creating a template by awkwardly trying to trace the old-fashioned way (the way I did for my original blog post!) You’ll want to watch the video to see how much easier it is with wax paper.
So, what adhesive do you think YOU will use to Fancy Up your Sterlite drawers?
PS-I decided to Link up with 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It. There are hundreds of great DIY ideas in this weekly Linky. Stop by and check it out!