Old Drawer Display
Mar 14, 2014 | Crafts
Edna Trittschuh, my fifth grade teacher in Muncie, Indiana, used to tell me that I could “create something out of nothing.” I’m sure that she wouldn’t be surprised to learn that I’m still hopeless at spelling and that I continue to take great pleasure in combining scraps with odds-and-ends to turn trash into something interesting. Here is my suggestion for using an old wooden drawer to display attractive seed packets, photos, business cards or other memorabilia. (My inner fifth-grader says thank goodness for spell check when it comes to the word “memorabilia.”)
You need an old drawer, a spool of wire, wire cutters, some push pins, a hammer and some mini-clothespins.
Turn the drawer over and place the seed packets, photos or other items on the back so you can tell where the wires should go. Either measure this off or eyeball it, marking the drawer where you’ll place the pushpins that will hold the wires.
Tap the pushpins into the back edges of the drawer. These can easily be removed later should you want to use the drawer for another purpose.
Attach the wire to the first pushpin and then wrap it as tightly as possible (without pulling out the pushpin) to the pin on the opposite side. This drawer held three wires easily, for displaying the cheerful seed packets from Renee’s Garden.
Use miniature clothespins to attach the papers to the wires. You could use cord or ribbon in place of the wires although these would be more visible.