DIY Baby Closet Dividers

Today I have the very first baby craft I did for our little miss… Hope you enjoy! 😉

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.

At 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!!!

baby closet divided by sizes

So tell me friends? What is your number one or most favorite baby organizing tip? Links would be appreciated too!

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Kassi @ Truly Lovely


  1. Found this at Sugar Bee Crafts! And love it! The baby clothes in a million sizes definitely gets confusing. I am going to have to make these for the next baby shower I get invited to. A word of caution though… the actual size can vary from brand to brand so pay attention to the actual length of clothes. When I put away onesies in a drawer, I stacked them only by length, I totally ignored the tags! I used a lot of baskets or plastic boxes in a drawer for things like socks and bibs. I also keep a large basket in the bottom of the closet to put in the things she has outgrown to sort to keep or giveaway when the basket gets full. Also save those large diaper boxes, they are great for giving away outgrown clothes to friends.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks for all the tips Ann! I’ve noticed that the sizes of onesies vary myself!!! It’s crazy to me how a 0-3 of one brand can be exactly the same size as a 6 months of another! But I guess that’s the way it goes with the clothing industry as a whole!

  2. so cute!!! i keep wanting to make some for our baby closet!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      You should! They are so easy to make and really help keep things organized! Thanks for the visit today Katie!!!

  3. This is such a cute idea! what a great way to personalize the closet and also keep it organized and separated !

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Michelle!!! They were so easy to make and so worth it as far as the organization goes!

  4. I love this idea! I have all the baby clothes organized by size but don’t have handy dividers like that. I’ve really been missing out, apparently! I think my one big organization tip (if you can even call it that!) is to keep a spot near the changing table that holds all the changing necessities. I just keep everything in the top drawer of the changing table but it could be a bin or a basket or whatever. You just REALLY want to have all that stuff within arm’s reach.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Ooh good tip! We have a changing table, but I have yet to fix it up… Right now it’s just stacked with blankets, random baby goodies and the like. On my to do list this week!!! Get changing table ready and set up!!! Thanks for the reminder!!!

  5. These are so cute! What a great idea! Thanks for linking up girl! 🙂


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