Get those baby clothes organized and be ready for the next size with these nursery closet dividers.
Update: Learn how to cut reusable chalkboard dividers or print and cut themed closet dividers. Get all the options below.
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With kids, you know how quickly they grow and if you are not careful and organized they outgrow an outfit before you even have a chance to take the tags off.
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When Little Lady was born we were in an old hose with tiny closets. You can see how I organized her closet here. I had room for her current size, a few bigger items toward the back of the hanging bar, and the next size of clothes in clear bins on the floor. It worked really well, but I still missed outfits, out of sight out of mind.
This time around we have much bigger closets (this baby has a walk in closet!). I plan on keeping a couple sizes of those cute outfits in plain sight. I fold and store onesies, pants, and PJ’s; everything else can go on hangers. To keep this all organized I made a couple hanging dividers, the kind you might find at a department store.
I used chalkboard cardstock for this project, this is a great pack of chalkboard paper that will make 24 dividers! This is very thick, like a heavy cover stock or chipboard. It won’t bend or flop over when hanging. Some chalkboard paper is just regular cardstock with the look of a chalkboard, it cannot be written on.
I used my Silhouette to cut the shape. To do this measure your rod, mine is 1.5 inches. Then measure the width around your rod. I have about 3.5 inches around to clear the shelf above the rod. I have provided a cut file below using dimensions that work for me and should work for most standard closets.
Nursery closet dividers – Silhouette Studio file
A few tips on cutting this paper. It is very thick and does not stick well to the cutting mat. I tried a number of different speed and blade settings and finally came up with a speed of 1, blade at 10, thickness of 33, and a double cut. I also used some painter’s tape to help secure my paper to the mat.
The beauty of this chalkboard paper is I only need to cut 3 dividers. As baby girl grows I can retire the smaller sizes, add bigger ones, and just erase and write new sizes. I prefer to use a chalk marker on chalkboard surfaces. I use it on my menu board every week, I am able to get more detailed and not have dust everywhere. I use this Uchida of America Fine Point Chalk Marker from Amazon, and it wipes off with a damp cloth.
Try these themed nursery closet dividers. 4 themes to fit your nursery with the sizes already printed on them. Chose a PDF file you can print and cut by hand, or download the Silhouette file and use the print and cut function.
Printable themed nursery closet dividers
This folder contains Silhouette studio and PDF files for the following
- Zebra safari
- Orange fox
- Blue dinosaur
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