Monday, September 1, 2014

Nursery Project {Closet Dividers}

Happy Labor Day! You wouldn't believe how many labor jokes and references you hear when you are pregnant during this holiday. It cracks me up. So I figured it was only fitting to share something somewhat labor/pregnancy related today, but let's be honest I have not posted anything other than these topics for months now.

One of the first projects I started on for Aiden's nursery were these closet dividers. They were cheap and simple and something I knew I could do in one sitting even before I had the rest of the nursery planned out. I was also itching to hang up some of the adorable outfits in the closet and knew I needed a way to be organized.

What you'll need:
-6 Closet Dividers (I got mine at the Container store for 99 cents each)
-Scrapbook paper (1-2 sheets)
-Scissors
-Pencil
-Mod Podge
//Start by gathering your supplies and picking out paper you want to use as your background.
//Then turn the paper over so it is blank side up and trace the inner part of the closet divider. I found this more difficult than some of the tutorials I saw. If you can't simply trace the inside of the closet divider just trace the whole thing and then go back and trim the excess paper or fold down when you use the Mod Podge towards the end.
//Cut out your paper and fit it to the closet divider. I used stickers to label each one so make sure to put those on before Mod Podge-ing as well.
//Add a coat or two of Mod Podge folding down any excess paper as you go.  Allow each one to dry completely before attempting to use.
//Hang closet dividers on a closet bar and use them to organize your adorable baby clothes!

I ended up using the following labels for my dividers, but feel free to use the ones you think you will actually use: New Born, 0-3, 3-6, 6-12, 12-18, 18-24

Happy organizing!

6 comments:

k8te said...

what a cute idea! i have those same dividers bookmarked, can't beat them for 99 cents! now i might have to decorate mine too! ;)

Erin LFF said...

SOOO cute- love the paper you picked out for them! :)

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

SO cute! You did a great job on these!

adesertgirl said...

Oh my gosh they turned out so good!! What a great way to divide the clothes up in the closet and make them nice and accessible. You are so crafty!

-Amy

Leigh said...

Love how these turned out! Just came across your blog and wanted to leave a comment to say congratulations on your pregnancy :) I am also pregnant with my first :)

Beth Mayberry said...

what a wonderful idea!