I had wanted to give her something useful for the baby, but I also wanted to make it personal. As I paced up and down my own nursery my eyes fell on the jumbled mess we call a closet. I realized that as frivolous as it seemed, closet dividers would have been SOOOO useful.
So it was settled. I decided to make her closet dividers loosely based off of this tutorial I found at Under the Sycamore.
1. Cover the front of the "O" in mod podge and lay it face down on a sheet of scrapbook paper. Make sure the pretty part of the paper is face down as well. Wait for the mod podge to dry and then use the exacto knife to cut the paper around the "O".
2. Print out the month numbers on one of the sheets and mod podge them to the back of the "O"s so the number is visible through the middle.
3. Next, I hot glued ribbon to the top of the "O"s so they could be hung from a curtain rod. This can be done before or after step 2. I didn't want a plain white background on the back-half of the "O"s so I didn't care about keeping the white pristine.
4. To add to the "pretty factor", I mod podged more scrapbook paper to the back of the "O"s. As you can see, I did have some issues pulling off the flawless look. I'll work on perfecting that.
Mod podging paper to paper has the same effect as glue--it will make it ripple. :( Next time I'll try something different.
I REALLY LOVED the way these closet dividers came out!!!!!!!!!!! JT loved them too. He made sure I told Courtenay that if she didn't want them, it was okay. They weren't cute anyways and I would only then have to make more for Porter's closet. Ya.......no chance. :)