If this weekend’s craft project does not identify me as a total type A personality, I don’t know what does. Even my mother gave me a look that said “How did I create such an anal-retentive daughter?”
I created some easy, DIY closet dividers to organize my son’s closet.
The inspiration came from these closet dividers from Etsy (link has been updated to reflect the shop owner’s new store):
How neat! My little munchkin will likely receive clothing in all sizes between now and shortly after he arrives, and well, all baby clothes look small to me. I can’t yet visually distinguish the difference between 0-3 months and 3-6 months. Closet dividers like these would be a great way to keep his adorable little onesies organized. This project was quite inexpensive; apart from purchasing the plastic closet dividers, I had all of the other supplies on hand.
- 1 hour
- Minimal. It was pretty easy once I worked it out with the compass after some trial and error.
- Plastic closet dividers from The Container Store, one for each size range (0-3mo, 3-6mo etc.)
- Scrapbook paper
- Compass (the kind from math class, not the kind you use to find your way around a forest)
- Glue (I used Mod Podge, but it may not be the best choice for the long haul)
- Foam brush
- Label maker (or letter & number stickers)
Cutting the paper to fit in between the raised edges was a bit tricky and required me to borrow my dad’s compass. Like, the kind you use in geometry class, not the kind you use while hiking. I’m sure it would be possible to create a template on the computer, too, but I decided to go old school with this project.
I started with a sheet of scrapbook paper that had a graph paper print on the back (5 for $1 at JoAnn on sale), and used the first one as a template for the rest. It took a little trial and error to get it right. Well, mostly right. The final outcome is not perfect, but remember, they’re hanging in a closet. My anal-retentiveness only takes me so far.
After cutting out all the circles, I adhered them to the plastic dividers with Mod Podge using a small foam brush. I’m not convinced that this is the best medium for adhering paper to plastic, because when the dividers are bent to put them onto the rod the paper buckles a bit. I’ve already added a little double-sided tape to some to ensure the paper stays in place.
Finally, I used my label maker to do what it does best – make the labels. I pondered printing out the labels on card stock so I could use fancier font, and had to remind myself yet again that these are going in an already well-organized closet so there’s no need to go crazy.
It took me about an hour to do the project before leaving the dividers to dry overnight. Cute, huh? These would be a good project for an adult’s closet as well.
Now that I’ve let you in on my overly-organized ways, how do you organize your closet? By size (fat jeans and skinny jeans!), color, season, or something else?
More Closet Organization Ideas:
- Closet Door Daily Clothes Organizer
- Daily Clothes Rack
- Organizing Too-Small Clothes
- Hair Accessory Organizer