Use your favorite scrapbook papers and decoupage medium to create unique DIY closet dividers that are perfect for kids’ rooms. Scroll down to the bottom to see a video of the entire process.
Skills Required: Beginner. I recommend having experience with Mod Podge before attempting this project, however, it’s easy if you’ve used Mod Podge before.
I absolutely love organizing. Okay, that’s a bit of a lie . . . I don’t love the process, but I love the results. When I spotted this decoupage project from Cathie and Steve, I realized it was something that would be totally useful, especially for parents.
Because I’ve seen children’s closets.
They are hard to keep organized! Especially when the clothing is so small, and you’ve got your own closet to worry about (plus maybe other kids’ too!). Maybe your children are sharing a closet too, which makes these dividers even more crucial.
These wardrobe organizers are SO easy to make, and I promise they’ll make your life easier. Some people say they are high maintenance, but to me, they give peace of mind.
Because you can go in the closet in the morning, before you’ve had coffee, and you don’t have to think. And that works for me.
Learn how to make this craft below!
DIY Closet Dividers
Gather These Supplies
- Plastic or wood closet dividers
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Scrapbook paper
Create a template for the closet divider by photocopying one of them. Glue the photocopy to a piece of cardboard with Mod Podge. Allow to dry. Cut out the inner section of the divider. This will create a template for the area that will be covered with paper.
Using the template and a pencil, trace the divider shape onto scrapbook paper. We made one for each side. Cut out the shapes.
Apply Mod Podge to one side of the divider and to the back of the paper. Position the paper onto the divider. Smooth with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Apply a top-coat and allow to dry.
Once dry, apply letter and number stickers to the divider. Use silicone tipped tweezers for ease. Apply a small amount of Mod Podge over the letters to secure them for permanency.
PROJECT TIP: Try your hand a painting the letters and numbers instead of using stickers. Seal the paint with a small amount of Mod Podge.
This post was inspired by the wood craft above from Ashley at Under the Sycamore. Her house must be amazing (do you remember her paper bird paintings?) if her closets look like this. For the complete tutorial, go here.
Learn how to make custom closet dividers with a little bit of scrapbook paper and Mod Podge! These are so easy and will keep you organized. Great for kids' closets.
- Plastic closet dividers
- Mod Podge Hard Coat
- Scrapbook paper
- Copy machine
- Create a template by making a photocopy of one of the dividers. You can glue the photocopy to a piece of cardboard before cutting it out to make your template sturdier.
- Using the template and a pencil, trace onto scrapbook paper. You'll do this twice for each divider. Cut out.
- Apply Mod Podge to one side of the divider and to the back of the paper. Position the paper down and smooth with your fingers to remove any air bubbles. Apply a top-coat and allow to dry.
- Once dry, apply letter and number stickers to the divider for labeling. Apply a small amount of Mod Podge over the letters to secure them.
Tip: Try your hand a painting the letters and numbers instead of using stickers. Seal the paint with a small amount of Mod Podge.
Do you want to see a video of how Cathie and Steve made their closet dividers? Just click “PLAY” on the video in this post!
Sunday 26th of June 2011
This is so clever!!! And way more practical than other options like this I've seen, love it!!!
Tuesday 5th of April 2011
Glad you thought the same thing I did. I saw it and said "well I don't have any small children" (or any children for that matter) but I wan't to separate my closet by colors!!!
Saturday 5th of March 2011
Thanks for the link...now I'm thinking I need to go organize her closet again. It isn't looking that pretty right now!
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain
Friday 4th of March 2011
Looks cute--off to check it out.And, I'm your newest follower!
Steph @ somewhatsimple
Thursday 3rd of March 2011