September 21, 2014

Nursery Project: Closet Dividers

I've seen so many cute closet dividers on Pinterest and decided I needed to make my own. First, I headed to Babies-R-Us with a gift card, hoping to find some cheap plastic dividers as a starting point. The store I went to had two styles, and this one was on sale. I was able to buy it for less than $5.












Materials:

  • Plastic Closet Dividers
  • Wooden Animal Figures (I bought these in the craft section at Walmart years ago)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Decorative Paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

I started by choosing the paper I wanted to use and tracing the divider with a pencil



I traced on the wrong side of the paper to avoid pencil marks. I then flipped the divider over and traced it again so I had a piece to cover both sides of it. Be sure to flip the divider so that it is a mirror image of the first piece you traced.


Cut out the tracing as close to the line as possible.

With a glue stick, glue the paper to the divider. I made it a point to cover the edges very well to keep the paper from peeling off.

The dividers I bought came with stickers so you could label each section. I would assume most come with these. 

I saved the ones I didn't use in case I wanted to change my method of organization down the road. Right now I just used the ones for clothing sizes newborn to twelve months. I placed the stickers on both sides of the divider.

I then used the hot glue gun to glue the wooden animals onto the dividers. Clearly they serve no practical purpose; they're just cute. I was really frustrated with the turtle because he pointed the opposite direction, but oh well. 


Here's how they look in the closet (sorry for the bad picture; the room doesn't have good lighting yet, and I took it late in the day).


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