Guess who has fancy little closet organizers? Our Nash! I kept spotting them online and in stores but gawked at the price tag. I knew there wold be an easy DIY option. And there was. When I stumbled upon THIS example over on Pinterest (follow us HERE) I knew this was the project for us. So I set out to grab up the materials we didn't already own and we spent our last Sunday morning, the day before Nash was born, making his closet organizers. Read on for the instructions and how-to.
Grabbed some wooden O's from Hobby Lobby for $.99/pair.
Walt wanted to spray paint them white...now I wish we would've chosen a more contrast-y color. But I'm always thankful for his opinion and help.
Spray painting the wooden O's.
Scrapbook paper, enough to cover each side of the O's.
Tracing time. We did this while watching Sunday church online. It was a dreary and cold morning, perfect for three C's: crafting, coffee, church!
The preservative. How we attached said scrapbook paper to the wooden O divider.
First painted the O with the podge.
Then used my finger to secure the paper to the mod podge surface. Use your finger and smooth out any bumps right away.
Then I painted over the entire piece of paper with Mod Podge to seal it on. Oh, I just have to point out my lil' hairy helper in my sweatshirt...funny pup!
Walt was on tracing/cutting duty and he was such a smarty pants. Why? The engineer in him knew that each side tracing was a bit different so he labeled them like this for me. I'd match up the numbers for correct placement before Mod Podging them on. It was really helpful to keep them organized.
Our makeshift drying rack...door knobs!
What was I noshing on during all this pre-labor work? Our homemade granola (scrumptious recipe HERE) of course! If someone told me I would have a baby in less than 48 hours from this moment...I would've laughed in their face, ha!
Oh no she didn't! (Said in my Real Housewives of Atlanta voice, ha! You know you watch it, don't even lie!) Zola fell asleep on the job, yo! At least we had our internet church to keep us crafting along.
Finished products, sans numbers! LOVE THEM! We chose pseudo boy themed scrapbook paper for our dividers. I can only imagine the cuteness level you could do for a little girl too.
Adding the numbers...
0, 3, 6, 9 and 12! That should just about cover all his hanging clothes for a while!
Fast forward weeks later and I finally had the chance to add those dividers into his closet! Look WHO was spotted, in his crib, in a chair! Nasher Doodle Doo...snoozing away! Actually, my Mom and I were cleaning up the nursery after Nash's cousin Minnie 'broke it in' while staying with us!
In the closet, I die at the cuteness level! Such an easy, fun and crafty project. And a great way for him to not only be organized but also learn his numbers and match up clothes sizes, etc. Ok, maybe that won't even happen but a Mom can dream, right?