DIY Closet Organizers
It’s easy to get sucked into the DIY world when it comes to decorating your baby’s nursery. There are so many projects that you could tackle… sewing curtains, making a crib bumper, re-upholstering a used glider or painting your own pictures to put on the walls. But if all of the possibilities leave you feeling a little lost and overwhelmed, try and start small. Closet organizers might be just the thing.
These are sold in stores, but they’re very plastic and rather drab, if you ask me.
All in all, this project took under an hour and cost less than $20 (It could be even less than $10 really, depending on what supplies you have at home).
What you’ll need:
- at least 6 wooden oval picture frames from Michael’s ($1.00 each – you could do letters too, but I liked these better and they were cheaper)
- Scrapbook paper (at least one piece for every oval frame)
- Exacto knife
- Spray adhesive
- Number/letter stickers
Here is how easy it is: spray the top of the frame and then put it face down on a piece of scrapbook paper (on the blank side). Trim the paper down and then use the exacto knife to cut around the outside and inside of the frame. Use stickers (also from Michael’s or another craft store) to label the dividers.
That’s pretty much it! When I made mine, I labeled the dividers 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12, 12-18 and 18+. You definitely could do one for NB clothes (which I’m glad I didn’t because my son was born almost 10 lbs) as well as 2T, 3T, etc.
This was the first project I made for my son’s nursery and I love them.
I used scrapbook paper to match his “theme” (green with polka dots) and started hanging clothes in the closet that we had picked up second-hand and received as shower gifts.
If the bar to hang clothes on doesn’t unlatch as mine did, you could also tie ribbons on the top and attach them to the bar that way. These would make a cute and more personal shower gift for a friend as well.