Being a mom means having a full-time job as all your time is focused on taking care of your baby. Motherhood has become more demanding as the only free time you get for yourself is when your child is asleep. But even then, you’re still busy doing baby chores, cleaning the house, or organizing your kid’s closet. With all the daily tasks you’re doing, wouldn’t it be great to see an organized baby closet whenever you open it? To lessen your hassle, and enjoy your motherhood journey, here’s a DIY project on how to make baby clothes dividers that will help you sort out your baby’s clothes according to age and sizes.
Things You Need on How to Make Baby Clothes Dividers
The main purpose of making clothes dividers is to help out moms sort out baby clothes based on their age and size so that every time you open up the closet, you would know in which section to go and grab your baby’s clothes.
You can buy ready-made hangers in stores, or if you have some free time, you can simply make them using cardboard, wood, or any solid and round objects. Before we proceed to the quick guide on how to make baby clothes dividers, check out the following materials you’ll need in this project.
- empty cereal, snack, or cracker cardboard boxes
- large circle trace (you can use a plastic take-out container)
- small circle trace (you can use a spice jar)
- decorative contact paper
- stickers or labels
Steps on How to Make Baby Clothes Dividers
Here s a quick guide and some easy steps on how to make baby clothes dividers that you will surely enjoy doing.
- Use scissors to cut two large squares from the decorative contact paper (ensure that squares are bigger than the large circle trace you plan on using.)
- Remove the contact paper’s backing and place it on both sides of a flat piece of cardboard. The squares should also match up so that when you cut the circle out of the cardboard, the contact paper will completely cover the circle on both sides.
- With a pencil and large circle trace, draw a circle on one side of the square contact paper. Using the small circle trace, draw a small circle in the center of the big circle that you just traced.
- Use your scissors, follow the large circle trace, and cut it from cardboard. Then, cut two small even slits to trim out the small circle trace from the middle. Neat any borders so that both circles appear even and smooth.
- Redo this process 5-8 times, depending on how many closet dividers you want to do. (You can make six of them since you will likely be storing away baby clothes once your baby outgrows them. Then, you can change the stickers out on the dividers for larger clothes sizes.)
- Label 6-9 stickers with the common baby clothes sizes: newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 18-24 months, 2T, 3T, and 4T. Put a sticker or label on top of the clothes dividers.
- Organize baby’s clothes by size!
Remember to mark the closet dividers with the months your baby is heading so that you can efficiently manage the dresses in the closet according to the size they would fit in at that particular age.
There are tons of materials, colors, and designs that you can use for your DIY project on how to make baby clothes dividers. Let your ideas run wild or make it with your preferred and favorite theme or color scheme. Get more tips on baby clothes.
It can be somewhat overwhelming to get tons of new baby clothes and hand-me-downs from friends and family. And it is additionally tasking to sort out these treasures by type, color, size, and even according to seasons, and keep everything separated with hanging size tags. We know that motherhood, as is, can be very tiring, stressful, and overwhelming. And one of the stressful tasks that comes with it is organizing your baby’s clothes and closet and sorting out clothes that can and can’t be used for your baby’s age or even for the season. Thus, having DIY projects such as how to make baby clothes dividers will help lessen your burden of seeing a messy and cluttered baby closet. We know there’s no better reward to ease all the stresses away than seeing a well-organized, clean, and attractive baby closet.