Discover 3 Easy Projects with the 7gypsies Mini Library Drawer

7gypsies mini library drawer projectsThe 7gypsies Mini Library Drawer has all the Old World charm of a cozy library’s card catalog. My happiest place is among the books, feeling the paper beneath my fingertips as I follow along the adventures of Huck Finn or Elizabeth Bennet. In the age of ebooks and digital library catalogs, it’s nice to reminisce and recapture a piece of days gone by. However, this library drawer is also a chance to bring the antiquated technology back into daily use. Try these fun projects with your library drawer or post some of your ideas in the comments below.

1. Mini Photo Organizer

mini photo organizer 7gypsies mini library drawer The drawer has four compartments to hold your favorite photo memories, souvenirs, and postcards. Use it to organize the pile of photos in the craft room, or set it out on a coffee table so that visitors can flip through your favorite images. Finish your project with some file tabs for each compartment, bitty bags to store small ephemera, and washi tape to complete the look. The washi tape creates a pattern on the outside of the drawer by alternating different designs. By adding decorative tape to the file tabs, it also creates a unified look to the whole project by tying all the different elements together.

2. Succulent Planter

The library drawer also makes a fabulous planter for easy-to-care-for succulents. It’s as simple as drilling a few holes for drainage, giving it a quick coat of waterproof sealer, and planting your succulents. Try planting various species of cacti and succulents to add different textures and visual interest to your planter. This project is perfect as a centerpiece for dinner parties or holidays, or to add a colorful backdrop to the kitchen sink. It also makes a thoughtful handmade gift, perfect for Mother’s Day. Succulent planter 7gypsies mini library drawer

3. Rewards Drawer Project

PROJ-0087_3-600x600 Last, but not least, the library drawer can be converted into a rewards system for any child. Motivate them to finish their homework, do their chores, or achieve their goals. Divide the drawer’s four compartments into different school subjects, or different tasks. When they’ve earned enough cards, they can redeem them for a fun reward! To recreate the look, stamp an image onto cards that can be placed in each compartment when a task is completed. For a cute and fun style, try the Storybook Village stamp set. For an edgier appearance, try the Unruly Girls Club set. Washi tape on the front of the drawers and each card add special flair to the piece.

 

7gypsies mini library drawer The 7gypsies Mini Library Drawer offers endless creative possibilities for your next project. Use it to organize your craft room, small embellishments, or photos. Fill it with flowers and place on a table runner for an instant centerpiece.  Turn it on its side for a whimsical shadowbox. For coordinating supplies by 7gypsies, click here. Even more inspiration for your projects can be found here.

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  1. Ella says:

    Oh, I love the Mini Photo Organizer. I might organize mine with note cards and handmade postcards-I love to send in the mail. Thank-you, for sharing! I do love the idea of planting-too.

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7gypsies mini library drawer projectsThe 7gypsies Mini Library Drawer has all the Old World charm of a cozy library’s card catalog. My happiest place is among the books, feeling the paper beneath my fingertips as I follow along the adventures of Huck Finn or Elizabeth Bennet. In the age of ebooks and digital library catalogs, it’s nice to reminisce and recapture a piece of days gone by. However, this library drawer is also a chance to bring the antiquated technology back into daily use. Try these fun projects with your library drawer or post some of your ideas in the comments below.

1. Mini Photo Organizer

mini photo organizer 7gypsies mini library drawer The drawer has four compartments to hold your favorite photo memories, souvenirs, and postcards. Use it to organize the pile of photos in the craft room, or set it out on a coffee table so that visitors can flip through your favorite images. Finish your project with some file tabs for each compartment, bitty bags to store small ephemera, and washi tape to complete the look. The washi tape creates a pattern on the outside of the drawer by alternating different designs. By adding decorative tape to the file tabs, it also creates a unified look to the whole project by tying all the different elements together.

2. Succulent Planter

The library drawer also makes a fabulous planter for easy-to-care-for succulents. It’s as simple as drilling a few holes for drainage, giving it a quick coat of waterproof sealer, and planting your succulents. Try planting various species of cacti and succulents to add different textures and visual interest to your planter. This project is perfect as a centerpiece for dinner parties or holidays, or to add a colorful backdrop to the kitchen sink. It also makes a thoughtful handmade gift, perfect for Mother’s Day. Succulent planter 7gypsies mini library drawer

3. Rewards Drawer Project

PROJ-0087_3-600x600 Last, but not least, the library drawer can be converted into a rewards system for any child. Motivate them to finish their homework, do their chores, or achieve their goals. Divide the drawer’s four compartments into different school subjects, or different tasks. When they’ve earned enough cards, they can redeem them for a fun reward! To recreate the look, stamp an image onto cards that can be placed in each compartment when a task is completed. For a cute and fun style, try the Storybook Village stamp set. For an edgier appearance, try the Unruly Girls Club set. Washi tape on the front of the drawers and each card add special flair to the piece.

 

7gypsies mini library drawer The 7gypsies Mini Library Drawer offers endless creative possibilities for your next project. Use it to organize your craft room, small embellishments, or photos. Fill it with flowers and place on a table runner for an instant centerpiece.  Turn it on its side for a whimsical shadowbox. For coordinating supplies by 7gypsies, click here. Even more inspiration for your projects can be found here.

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