DIY Clothes Racks Dividers

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Just back from vacation and after having done a mountain of laundry, I crave ORDER. Clothes order. Everywhere order. I need a more organized life. Now.


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image credit: paperpartydesignco.etsy.com


OK. It’s not ‘that’ urgent, but I realize we all need organizing tools such as these dividers for your clothes racks.

Besides organizational-neat-‘freaks’ and order-craving, creative-mess producers like myself, it seems like half of the world is having new babies and the other half has kids going back-to-school. I reckon both groups of online readers will love these.

Do You Like to Make These?

 

I love the idea of recycling CDs for this purpose, but I am not good with scissors and CDs. (Can anybody help out here telling me how to cut CDs up??!! ) Recycled cardboard might also work, provided you don’t give them too much handling, as they might get crooked fast. And someone just mentioned using craft foam as an alternative.

Considering all options, I think we should be using this: I found that you can buy a bunch of plain, blank plastic closet clothes rack dividers online for just 2 cents a piece. (Note: buy these here online, as you can easily spend $1-2 a piece in a store. Yes, those in the store that I saw were not hand embellished or anything. Just plain!)

So, (instead of $2) just pay 2 cents/piece and get a 50-piece-box or a 100-piece-box.

If you think that 50 or 100 are too many dividers, think again. First, do them for all members of the family, say 7 each. Then, give them away in sets of 5-7 to friends for any of the upcoming holidays (Christmas), a baby shower or visit? Wouldn’t these handcrafted Clothes Racks Dividers make a very sweet gift ?

 

Labeling

I think CD labels will work as easy stick-ons. However, I prefer the pretty look of scrapbooking paper attached with Mod Podge glue, as is shown in the picture.

If you want to make your lettering neat (I DO !!!), you can use a free online label-maker template (http://www.audiolabel.com/cd-label-template.html) and print your words onto your pretty paper. (tip: do a trial print out on plain paper to ensure it is going to fit right and look good).

What are you going to write on yours?

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Comments

  1. Excellent way to to keep your closet organized plus as a Christmas stocking stuffer! Definitely can’t get any cheaper than 2 cents each. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I could see where repurposing CDs for this would be great. But I think CDs may be slightly too rigid to “slip over” a closet dowel of a standard size.

  3. Why not use craft foam? (comes in great colors, and you can still add your scrapbook paper to it should you wish)

    also you can purchase small packs of this at your local dollar store for a fraction of the cost.

  4. Michelle, this is an excellent idea also. Go for it, and do send in a photo or two (three) of the result! I am curious how you would execute it.

    The one thing that comes to mind is that craft foam is not as firm and therefore won’t give that ‘crisp’ look. But, you are right, perhaps with the paper glued on (after they have been attached to the rod), they might.

    Btw. Re. costs: the blank dividers that I found cost just 2 cts each. And then you get to embellish them. Perhaps I did not make that clear enough…

    Thank you for taking the time to share your ideas with us at the Fine Craft Guild. ~ Rose

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