March 2, 2010

DIY Closet Dividers


I've slooowly been making progress on the nursery. Something I've tried to do is not rush, but take the time and get it done the way I want, and more importantly, organized nicely. My mom is here and we're getting started today, so I'm really excited! Remember the wall in the nursery where I had put the scrapbook paper? Well that is down now, and the plan is to stripe that wall like she did our dining room wall. I'm trying to decide on what I want over his crib, but I'll share that in a separate post.

Anyway, as part of the organizing of the nursery, I decided to make some size dividers for the closet. I have seen some plastic ones for sale for $20 - $30, and really didn't think they were cute enough for that price, so I decided to make my own. Here is how I did it.

Supplies:
-1 12 x 18 foam sheet - the thicker the better (I used 3 mm)
-Mod Podge & brush
-computer/printer to print your designs
-corner rounder (optional)
-hole punch
-ribbon

1. Purchase a sheet of foam in a complimentary color to your design/decor. These won't show much, but still a nice touch if it matches. I got this large piece at Hobby Lobby for 50 cents and still have about half of it left over.
2. Design & print your tags. I made mine 4 x 4, but probably could have made them a little smaller. I went ahead and made the following: newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, and 12+ months. Once I printed the tags, I used my corner rounder to finish them off.
3. Next I used Mod Podge to glue them to the foam, then cut them out. After allowing them to dry, I gave them a top coat of Mod Podge, too.
4. Punch a hole in the top of each one and cut ribbon to the desired length to hang them from your closet rod. That's it!
Here are a few shots of them hanging in his closet. I'm still working on organizing it completely, and will share those pictures soon...I just wanted to give you an idea of how they look. :) I shared a picture of it on Twitter and had some people ask me if I'm left-handed (because of the direction of the tags). No, I'm not...but it's a walk-in closet, so I started at the front, if that makes sense.

I'm really pleased with how they turned out, especially considering it cost me less than a dollar! Please let me know if you have any questions...thanks for stopping by! :)


29 comments:

  1. Wonderful idea! I've been wanting to see a project like this, as I've already received outfits of so many different sizes and wasn't sure how to best organize. I love this. :-D

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  2. What a great (and adorable) idea!!

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  3. Love them. They are so adorable.

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  4. So cute! What a fantastic gift idea!

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  5. What a great idea and super cute!

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  6. good thinkin and nice work! our son wears the little monkey outfit from carters :)

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  7. SUPER cute!! Love that idea! That is especially helpful in the beginning when you have several sizes hanging in there at once.

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  8. Such a cute and easy project!

    And, I must say those stripes you and your mom painted are divine!!! Can't wait to see the magic you girls work in the nursery!

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  9. I am soooo gonna do that! I love it! I am not a "crafty" person, but this looks easy enough! And so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Sooo cute! Someone bought some for me as a gift and I loved them! Yours are WAY cuter though!

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  11. I see a brown and blue theme in Mr. E's closet! Too cute - I need to bookmark this for a future date! :)

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  12. Really sweet! That would be a great shower gift!!

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  13. I love this! It looks so cute! I decided to use different color hangers- white, pink and green to divide up the months, but your way is way cuter!

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  14. I love this idea! I'm going to give it a whirl, I think. I saw something similar for much more money. I think it would make a nice gift too.

    Did you print out your design on regular paper or did you use something thicker (cardstock, scrapbook paper, etc.)?

    Thanks!

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  15. those are absolutely adorable what a great idea!

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  16. Very cute! You should sell them! : )

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  17. How cute and how creative are you?! Love it. I am doing a giveaway on my blog you might like! Check it out!

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  18. very cute! i am going to remember this for a gift idea!

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  19. Love this! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks organization is fun. :)

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  20. I completely and totally love this idea!!!

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  21. Did you design the background of the tags? I am wanting to make this as a gift! it is super cute!

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  22. Anonymous - the background paper is a digital kit I bought at scrapmatters.com. It's called the Pregnancy Paper Pack I believe. I hope you check back here to see this answer - I don't know how else to contact you!

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  23. LOVE these!! Great idea!! I think I'll make a printable of these if that's ok with you?!
    -Sarah from Create Studio

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