Hey, Look! It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a DIY Project??

Yo, yo, yo homie g fries! 

It's a lovely Monday here in good ole Nebraska, and it JUST SO HAPPENS TO BE MY DUE DATE!!! No baby yet, but I don't feel like blogging, either. So while I'm off nesting, running marathons, and gettin' jiggy with it to get this baby out (TMI? sorry), I'd like you to get your crafty side on and check out this DIY (ummm talk about an awesome baby shower gift if you know anyone who is preggers... which you probably do, because there's something in the water).
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Hey there lovely friends of Alyx!! I am thrilled to be BABY sitting her space today while she's off welcoming her new BABY girl into the world! :) I know she said posts minus the BABY might be a good idea, but that's what's been going on in my world lately too, so I hope it's cool that I share a baby related craft with you today! ;) Real quick, my name is Kassi and I blog over at Truly Lovely. Hope you'll pop by sometime and say hello! Now onto the craftiness....
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Ever since we announced that we are expecting and the gender of our little one, we've been receiving some of the cutest baby clothes from our friends as gifts. I'll be honest... there for awhile I had them all stuck in a box and stored in our bedroom. Then we got a changing table for baby's room so I moved the box in onto the changing table... That's the way things have stayed for months. Every time we get something new it just got added to the pile. Being that I'm now about 30 weeks into this pregnancy I decided it might be a good time to get baby's closet set up and organized. I have a friend that just had a baby boy a few months ago and she said she had trouble keeping track of what she had in what sizes... My solution was to google baby closet dividers. Sure you can buy them at Wal-Mart for a few bucks, but they lack personality... So... I made my own!
DIY Baby Closet Dividers
The materials needed for this craft include:
  • Wooden door hangers
  • Your choice of craft paper (I used some pretty rose scrapbook paper I found at Wal-Mart.)
  • Mod Podge
  • Brush
  • Small paint brush and paint to match your scrapbook paper
  • Baby clothes hangers
materials needed for baby closet dividers
Step 1: Trace your wooden door hanger onto a sheet of the craft paper. Lesson learned here... those wooden hangers are not all cut exactly the same... Each one needs to be traced or you can end up with paper that doesn't fit your door hanger. Then just cut out your tracings with scissors.
making baby closet dividers
Step 2: I painted the sides that wouldn't be covered with paper just to add a fun pop of color. You don't have to do this step... you can definitely leave it as just the wood grain. Another lesson learned here... Two paint bottles make a great drying 'rack'.
how to make baby closet dividers
Step 3: Next decoupage the papers onto your wooden door hangers using a brush and Mod Podge.
diy baby closet dividers
Step 4: I designed sizes on my Silhouette SD software. NB for New Born, 0-3 for zero to three months and so on up to 18-24 months. I cut them out on white vinyl to make stickers for each divider. If you don't have a cutting tool you could just as easily cut out sizes and Mod Podge those on as well, or purchase number stickers from the craft store to use instead.
diy baby closet dividers
Step 5: Hang your new baby closet dividers in baby's closet then fill closet with adorable baby clothes organized by size!!! So at this point it looks like I need to stock up on NB to 3-6 months clothes... But 3-6 is looking pretty nice! ;)
baby closet divided by sizes
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today while Alyx is away welcoming HER new baby girl! If you have any questions about this craft or just wanna chat I'd love to be friends! ;) You can find me here:
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10 comments:

Greta said...

I love this idea for a baby gift!!!! Also, Alyx, you make me laugh. :) Happy due date! :D

rooth said...

Yikes.... happy due date and can't wait to welcome baby to the family soon!

Katrin said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!
And Alyx, good luck with everything! I am thinking of you!

Rosie said...

I can't believe you are due today. That's way too exciting! Let's hope you're not kept waiting too much - but if you did manage to keep her in a bit longer, she could share my birthday this Sunday! I love this craft! Kassi did a great job.

Rosie xx

lori said...

super cute craft!!

and c'mon, baby!!! I cant wait to see what she looks like :)

Sarah Shumate said...

These are super cute! And I hope that baby comes out soon! I'm thinking about you!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That is such an AWESOME idea.

Kassi Mortensen said...

Ack! Just realized this posted! Hopefully baby E is making her appearance today then... since we're a few days PAST your due date now... And thanks so much for letting me share with your readers!!!

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