Nursery Closet Divider Tutorial

Nursery closet dividers are fun and easy to make for the perfect baby shower gift. This tutorial uses felt and Sizzix dies to create the embellishments.

These nursery closet dividers are fun and easy to create and make the perfect baby shower gift.  Personalize the closet dividers by making them match the theme and colors of the baby’s nursery.

My closet dividers are made with felt to give them a little more durability than paper would, but it would be even easier with card stock if you have access to laminator.  I also used hot glue to assemble the dividers but they could be embroidered as well, it’ll just take a little longer.

If you are looking for other great ideas for baby shower gifts, check out my tutorials on Binky Clips and Baby Blankets.

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Baby Closet Divider MaterialsMaterials:



Nursery Closet Divider Instructions:


Start by taking a look at the closet where you would like to hang them.  Measure the closet rod and the space between the rod and the space above it.  I have a shelf directly above my closet rod, I don’t think this is typical so this may not matter to you.  You want to make sure that your dividers fit in this space.

Next, you’ll cut your felt circles to fit your space.  If you are making them as a gift my measurements should work form most closets.  I used a 4.25” circle die for the outside and a 1.25” circle die for the inside and ran them through my Sizzix machine.  If you don’t have circle dies just cut the circles out using scissors.  You will need 12 circles with the centers cut out to make 6 dividers.

When using dies to cut felt, especially for something with small details, run it through the machine a few times to make sure it cuts it all the way through.  Just run it through it one direction then go back through in the other direction a few times.

Embroider your numbers onto the top of each of your dividers.  Newborn, 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 12, and 24.  Use a color that shows up against the felt you picked.  My pink dividers are a little hard to read. If you are not a big fan of sewing you could paint them.

Use hot glue to glue the back halves to the front halves of your dividers.  You can now cut the dividers on the bottom to the inside circle.  This will allow you to put it on the closet rod.  It’s fine if you had to do this early,  it’s just easier to line the front and back up if you cut it after they have been glued together.

Baby closet dividers with giraffes, lions, and elephants.

Baby Jungle Animal Closet Dividers

If you are going to make the Baby Jungle Animals set, you will need light brown and dark brown for giraffes and lions.  You will also need 2 colors of blue or grey for elephants.  You really could use any colors you like though.  Get creative.

Die-cut your animals from the felt.  You will need 2-4 animals for each divider.  2 animals for the front and if you would like them to be double sided 2 more for the back.  These can be tricky to cut, so run them through the machine a few times.

Hot glue the pieces together.  I used a set of tweezers for the little pieces.  The eyes and the tails can be a challenge, if you are having trouble with these you could use a French knot or paint instead of the felt.

Hot glue your animals to the dividers and you are done.  If you would rather not use hot glue you can also embroider your animals and then whip stitch them to your dividers.  This would also be cute, though it would take a little longer.

Baby closet dividers with flowers.

Flower Closet Dividers

The flowers can be cut out in any color felt.  Just pick colors that look nice together.  I used 3 colors, medium pink, dark pink, and purple.

Die-cut your flowers from the felt.  I used all of the smaller flowers from the triplets set, the others were too big.  Lay all of your flower dies on one piece of felt and cut them all at the same time.  Go over these quite a few times with your machine.  Then do the same with the other felt colors. You will need 2 sets of each color to do the front of 6 dividers and 4 sets if you are going to do both sides.

Once you have all of your flowers are cut, play with them to find the combinations you like.  I liked the combination of flowers 4, 6, and 5.  I also used flowers 8 and 9 together.  The rest I used as singles that I put next to each other on the divider.

Hot glue your flowers together and then to the divider and your done. Once again you could embroider these instead of using glue if you would like.

These turned our super cute and I think they will make the perfect baby shower gift.  Do you have a set of dies that you think would work well for this project?

I would love to see how your project turns out.  Post pictures to Instagram #boutsofspontaneouscrafting

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