I’m at a point, preparing for baby girl’s arrival, where I can start unpacking washing and organizing all those adorable little outfits that Little Lady only wore for a few weeks. I love baby clothes.
If you’ve been through this you know how quickly children grow and if you are not careful and organized they outgrow an outfit before you even had a chance to take the tags off.
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 paper from Michael’s. They don’t have an online store so I cannot provide a link. There are a couple other places you can buy this, but I found it helpful to see and feel the paper before buying. This is very thick, like a heavy cover stock or chipboard. It won’t bend or flop over when hanging. Some chalkbaord paper is just regular card stock with the look of a chalkbaord, 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. Be sure and measure your closet or cut a test piece and see if it fits.
You can download the file below using Box.com. For personal use only.
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 chalkbaord 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 chalkbaord 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 (affiliate link). It wipes off with a damp cloth.
Want some more organizing ideas using your Silhouette?
Take a look at the projects below, courtesy of my Silhouette Challenge buddies, for a wealth of inspiration.
- DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
- Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
- Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
- Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
- Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
- Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
- Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
- Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
- Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
- Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
- Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
- Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
- Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
- How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
- Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
- Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
- Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
- Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
- Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
- Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
- Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
- Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
- Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
- Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
- Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
- Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
- “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
- Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
- Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
- Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
- Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
- Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
- Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
- Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About
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