Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?

I think I just might have!  Every darn time I wanted to get back to you, something came up, flu, me flu, another kid flu.  Some news about hubby's mom, some news about my dad getting bladder cancer, some horrible cold, and now the baby has a horrible croupy cough.  But I do think we are all on the mend...knock on wood!

Sooooooo Instead of making you wait another darn minute for something fun to DIY I think I will post something I did a while ago.

See with three little princesses it is darn hard to keep track of clothes.  I have two girls so far sharing a room and it is a nightmare picking out an outfit for the next day.  There is no order and no rhyme or reason.

And if you get my dear sweet hubby involved all bets are off.  It is so hard for a poor man in a girls house! 

Soooo I looked and looked but all I could find were closet dividers for sale.  Now who wants to pay for something like that?!?  There had to be an easier less expensive way, and ahh haa alas there was.

DIY Closet Dividers

Cereal boxes (eat lots, you need quite a few)
A bowl and a lid (see picture)
Glue (i used rubber cement, but i recently discovered that spray glue you all are talking about and I think I am in LOOOOVE!)
Pretty scrapbook paper

Lets go!!

You decide how big your want your "oval" to be and choose a lid, lay it down, trace a "half" circle, then take a ruler and make straight lines on both sides, and move it up and "finish off the circle"  Use the smaller lid to make your center "hole" circle, just about as big as the rod the clothing hangs on.  Now open your cereal box all the way up and lay out your bowl and and get started!
You want it to look sort of oval like with the straight edge in the middle (you need to measure your closet rod from the rod to a shelf if you have one to know how big the top can be.

Once you have made your desired amount cut them out and don't forget to cut a slit in them.  Make it on a slant and they will look pieced together when hanging.

The "subjects" I did were:
Fancy Dresses
LS shirts
SS shirts

Then trace your shape onto the scrapbook paper and cut out the same.

Spray your glue on and place the paper on (making sure you put it on the correct side, because if you do the reverse that you traced the "slit" will be on the wrong side.

Write your names on and you are done!  That's it!

And look didn't it make the closet look SOOO much nicer?  I wish I had a before cuz I can tell you it is a HUGE difference.

How do you handle all your kids clothing??


  1. I wish I had 1/2 your creatitiviy!!! I have lots of ideas floating around, they just never manifest themselves. Very creative idea. Let me know when you come up with a creative way to store papers. I have LOTS!! I'm praying healing on your entire family. Us girls at UM miss you

  2. Sounds like a pretty cool idea. I think I'll have to copy it! Thanks for the great idea.

  3. Those turned out so cute!!! My kids' clothes have been organized before, but they're mostly jumbled in the closet right now.

    Sorry your family's going through so much--sending prayers.

    1. Thank you SO much for the prayers....
      Yeah theirs went organized and messy all the time, i have found now for three months this has helped!
      Thanks heather!
      Julie you are too sweet!! Thank you!! I'll let you know!


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