DIY: Nursery Closet Dividers

So I will never ever admit to being crafty. I am the person who cannot cut straight or draw a straight line even if I have a pencil, ruler and graph paper.

One of my biggest parenting fears is the day my kid comes home with an art project and asks for my help and the hubby is away. I think I would rather help with math than art. It’s bad.

But I always WANT to make stuff. So my desire outweighs my lack of talent.

So last night I made my own dividers for the nursery closet.

Mostly I stole some ideas off of Pinterest and just went with it.

So I took a a big cereal box, one of the double boxes from Costco (Cinnamon Toast Crunch in case you were wondering) and cut that in half to make it easier to work with. I got two circles per panel so I only used 3/4 of the box. Most important part here is to make sure you have a helper – it makes the process go that much slower.


Then I took a CD and traced around it and made six cardboard discs.


Then I put a Keurig cup facedown in the middle to make the center hole.


Next I did the same with alternating chevron papers that I purchased at Michaels when I was on the mainland last week.


I used my hot glue gun, because I couldn’t find any other glue and was too lazy to go upstairs, to glue the paper onto the cereal box.


Lastly I used a sharpie and wrote the sizes (ages) onto them.


They are definitely not perfect, the cardboard was really hard to get a smooth cut on because it was pretty thick. And the glue gun made the glue a little bulgy so it didn’t lie very flat.

But overall I think they turned out cute (especially for my lack of skill). They also match the bedding we’ve picked out. They are a little bigger in circumference than what fits in this closet, but we should be moving by the end of the year so I didn’t worry about it too much.


2 thoughts on “DIY: Nursery Closet Dividers

  1. This is so exciting!
    I think it’s good you can tell they’re home-made! It shows that you put your personal effort and love into it.
    Great job getting out of your comfort zone and tackling a scary project! It’s always fun to impress yourself 🙂



    • Thanks!

      Yeah they definitely have that homemade look….but either he’ll never know. Or he’ll be like oh cool mom made those. Or he won’t care either way. But at least I now feel like I did something for him! 🙂


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