DIY {closet dividers}

I’ve always dreamed of a cute, well-organized closet, but mine is far from that. My daughter’s, however, is shaping up quite cutely. Remember the hangers I made? Well, now there are dividers too. Necessary…probably not. Fun to make…yes. Good gift idea for your next baby shower or a Christmas present for a new mom…you bet (especially combined with the hangers)!

Supplies: paint, scrapbooking paper, Mod Podge, # stickers, wooden letter “O”s1109closetdivider-01

Paint the back. Trace onto paper. Glue paper to wood.1109closetdivider-02

Trim paper. Add stickers for the sizes. Top coat with Mod Podge.1109closetdivider-03

Step back and enjoy your cute new closet.1109closetdividers-04


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  • Jessica Payne - This was my favorite thing! I loved this idea.

  • Ann McNellis - Just wondering how you get the “o” on the rod if it is mounted in the closet already? Did you open it up somehow?

    Thanks for all the great ideas last night. I had a great time!

  • Meagan - So cute! Beautiful closet!

  • AshleyAnn - Ann – all the rods in our closets have one side that has a section cut out so you can easily remove the rod….

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  • Nina - I have a little girl due in June and I just want to thank you so much for this insanely cute idea! I love it so much! Lauren directed me to it and I am so greatful! We have been given so many things and now I am going to actually be able to sort through all of her beautiful clothes! Thank you Ashley!

  • Christy -

    Just wanted to let you know that I “borrowed” your closet divider idea and made my own. I blogged about it- and gave you a “shout out”!

    I love your blog- you give me wonderful ideas!

    Keep up the work,
    Christy from Alabama 🙂

  • Chuzai Living - Great ideas!! I love the colors and patterns. -Kaho

  • caddibags - Did you make the darling coat hangers, too? If so, where did you find small wooden hangers?

  • Elysia - I just made these today and LOVE them! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Hope - I know this is an older post of yours so I hope you get this! Thanks for such a cute idea 🙂 Can you PLEASE tell me what line that scrapbook paper is from??? I’m going crazy trying to find it! Thanks

  • reyanna - Hope, those papers are Great Escape by Making Memories. 🙂 Those papers are double-sided, so when searching online, if you don’t see those *exact* ones, it means they’re on the “B side” of the other papers. 🙂 Good luck!

  • Michelle - Paper is My Minds Eye – “Pretty Please”

  • Steph @ Crafting in the Rain - Those look great. Thanks for sharing!!

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  • Judy - How do you get the round closet dividers on the rod?

  • Camilla Blue - Love. Love. Love. I am so going to make these. My girls are older and share a room, so I’ll do a twist, probably dividing by clothing type…

  • deb - May I ask where you got the Wooden Os?

  • Carrie @ Half Baked - Oh, I LOVE this! I’ve been wanting to make some dividers for my daughter’s closet. You’ve inspired me to get at it!

  • Keshia - Are those baby TOMS that I see?!

  • nannykins - how did you attach the “o”s if they don’t have a break in them? do you remove the rod? and if you need to move the “o”s do you remove the entire rod with clothes again? What did I miss?

  • Ali - I love these! Where did you buy the wooden O’s?

  • AshleyAnn - Hobby Lobby!

  • Kerri - Love this idea! I used pieces of ribbon tied into knots, then wrote the sizes on the tails. It worked pretty good, but this is even better! Thank you for the idea!

  • Alyssa - I am wondering where you got the tool to trim the paper around the O’s. I can’t cut well enough to make it perfect! Thanks

  • Sarah - I found this on Pinterest and used your DIY as a guide to make my own! I also cut out a few steps and added a tie on detail. I did link back to your blog post as the original idea 🙂 Here’s my version:

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  • Sarah - Alyssa-That’s an exacto knife. You can get them at craft stores & probably hardware stores too.

    Everyone asking about putting the O’s onto the curtain rod: READ THE COMMENTS! It’s been mentioned more than once that the author has removable rods. If you don’t have removable rods, you’ll have to modify this project.

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  • Caryn - I was wondering if anyone knows of where I can find the O’s besides Hobby Lobby. Unfortunately we don’t have one near us :/

  • Kym - Thanking you for sharing. These are gorgeous. I’ve made a cardboard version that hung over the hanger but they get lost amongst the clothes. I’m also wondering though how you got them on the actual rod.

  • Sarah Lentini - What size “O” did you use? I have either found really big ones or really small ones. Was there a height listed on the package? Thanks.

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  • Melissa - I love this idea! found your site thru Pinterest, have a great day!

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  • Amber - I was wondering how I could get this on my rod. Is is screwed to the wall and it is to much trouble to remove. Thanks for any suggestions.

    P.S. Would it work if I cut a small piece of the wood ring off and slipped it on? But the wooden o rings would probably not move to slip it on and I don’t want to cut such a big hole that it will fall off. Is there something else I could use besides the wooden ring to make it work.

    Thanks again.

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  • Mary - I went to two craft stores in my town and neither one had “O” letters in the medium size range. However in the floral department they had 6″ floral craft rings that were the perfect size!

  • Zilla - Where did you buy the letter “O” I can’t find them in packages like that anywhere. Such a cute idea thanks for sharing!

  • AshleyAnn - Zilla – I got my “O” letters from Hobby Lobby

  • Kris Anne - Do these look like the right size? You can order them online:

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  • Jan - If your closet rod doesn’t come of. Try using the wooden letter C or G instead. I can’t wait to try this. I want to keep my short-sleeves separate from the long-sleeves, and light-weight from warmer weight.

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  • lisa - I think you could also use foam board for the circle dividers, but you’d need a wood one for a pattern. If your closet rod is mounted to the wall on both sides, the foam divider could be easily slit to go over the rod. My local Dollar Tree carries the foam board in poster-size sheets.

  • Monika - I have a little girl due in May, and this was just added to my “project list” for the weekend! Thanks 🙂

  • Meagan Robinson - Where did you get those cute letter and number stickers? HL?? I couldn’t find any at mine!

  • Shireese - This is an awesome idea! Love it! My baby girl is due may I will definitely use this idea.

  • Anne E - I’m going to make these (maybe not so cutesy) for my closet. I cant seem to keep my jeans, corduroys, dress slacks, etc. from getting all mixed up!!

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