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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Baby Closet Dividers

Hi ya friends,
Today I have a little something (well, actually four little somethings) to share with you that are going to my teacher friend who's having her first little bundle. I originally saw this idea in the April issue of Papercrafts mag & knew I had to do it for her. The mag version was simple & sweet & since we all know I don't do simple very well, I went for something a bit more ---> me *Ü*

Here they are:
 These little clothes dividers hang on the closet bar & divide the baby clothes by size. Sweetness... happy sigh Ü. All of them were made with a combination of punches, dies, & stickers (some of which I've had for a while & finally put to good use!)

Here's a closer peek at each one:
Here's the 0-3 months divider
I used my Distress inks to create the background & then added the punched picket fence, grass & the rest are stickers.

Here's the back:
 I decorated the backs, but did manage to keep them simple. I signed each one too *Ü*

Next: 3-6 months
 I used a beautiful pearlescent & textured cardstock I've been hoarding. I sprinkled some snowflake stickers & pearls with my Viva pen.

Here's the back:

Then comes 6-12 months:
 This one was all stickers. Easy peasy!

Here's the back:

Last is the 12-18 months:
 I cut some "sand-looking" paper then just added more stickers.

Here's the back:
 All I did was emboss the cardstock with the clouds embossing folder (Darice) & outline the clouds with a white gel pen.

Here's a speedy quick look at how I made them.

I used a cereal box as the base of each divider to make them sturdier. I cut them out using my Circle Nesties (the largest circle from the LG set & the 3rd largest from the SM set.) If you can, it's a good idea to cut out your pattern paper along with the cardboard so all of them will fit perfectly when you glue them together. But what I did was use washi tape to hold the dies together & create a template of sorts & that worked out fine. I used the same washi strip for all of the cuts I made.

Adhere all your pieces & decorate as you'd like.

 The last thing is to cut a straight line at the bottom of your divider so you can slip it onto the closet bar. I sealed the edges with glossy accents.

Here they are again:
 I will be making a little box in which to put them & they will be ready to go!

It was a fun little project & I hope she finds them cute enough to use *Ü*

Thanks for peeking today!
Tootles!

6 comments:

  1. OMG........what a clever idea. And I love how you decorated them. Soooo pretty!

    Big hugs my friend,
    Gaby

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  2. Cute, cute, cute!!!! Love this idea, so perfect for organizing a baby's closet. Brilliant gift idea, and they are so fun and cheerful. Your friend will love them.

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  3. Love these. They are so adorable. Where did you find the stickers? I have a cousin that just had a baby and I'm going to make these up and send them with a cute outfit. Thanks for the idea.

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  4. Oh Karli, they are adorable! Love the embellishing. I have never seen this idea before. Your friend will flip over them.

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  5. The stickers are all from Jolee's. They have the prettiest things! You can find them at Michael's, JoAnn's, Hobby Lobby- most scrapbook stores--- even Target!

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  6. You have definitely inspired me today Karli! I'm hoping to make some of these for all my granddaughter's clothes that are hanging in her closet. It will help me a lot when I'm trying to figure out what will fit her next!

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