Since they'll be used less than a year and rarely get touched besides being pushed around in the closet, I figured I didn't need to spend money on making them durable for the long haul if I had everything I already needed at home.
Here's what you need to complete this project:
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Ruler and scissors (I ended up using a paper cutter in the end)
- Thin cardboard - think gift bag or box, cereal/pasta box, etc.
- Pretty paper
- Number and letter stickers (or you could paint them on!)
- Jar lid or other circular shaped object - to use as a template for your circle cut-outs, mine was 2"
- Glue stick (not shown)
- Pencil (not shown)
Sorry, as I said, I'm not the greatest at giving tutorials. If I was, I would have had all the right materials in the below shot!
- 0-3 months
- 3-6 months
- 6-9 months
- 9-12 months
- 12-18 months
Once you've figured out which dividers you want, start by cutting your cardboard and paper to size. I made mine 7" x 4". Since this was a "free" project, I just made as much as I had supplies for. Hence, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months and 9-12 months. Since you'll need to cover both sides of the cardboard with paper, make sure you have double the paper as you have cardboard. Below I have four pieces of cardboard and eight pieces of paper.
With a pencil, trace a circle onto one side of the divider to create the holes for the divider to hang on your rod. I used a 2" jar lid and put it 1" down from the top of the divider. It's probably best if you measure your rod, just to make sure the 2" will fit. In addition, I traced a 1" line to the side of the circle, so I could easily cut the circle out and put them on the rod. (2.)
Cut along lines and erase pencil marks. (3.)
Check the pic below for the corresponding image. Sorry number two is so difficult to see!
Add your stickers and give both sides a light coat of Mod Podge to seal it.
And hang them in your closet!