How to Make Clothing Dividers

Updated April 17, 2017

A messy closet can wreak havoc on personal style, obscuring clothing options in a maelstrom of fabric and hangers. Whether it be for a teen, an adult or even a baby, a well-organised closet can liberate you from the morning crunch and allow you to see outfits easily and clearly. Closet perfection is possible using simple clothing dividers that hang neatly in your closet and divide clothes into sections that you determine. These dividers are easy to make and personalise for your needs and situation.

Turn a sheet of scrapbook paper over pattern-side down, and place the wooden door hanger on top. Trace the shape of the hanger onto the paper, then move the hanger over and trace the shape again.

Cut out the two hanger shapes from the scrapbook paper and spread a thin layer of craft glue onto the back of each one. Use clear craft glue designed to stick to wood and other materials for the best bond.

Lay one of the glued papers on top of the door hanger and press it firmly in place. Flip the hanger over and apply the second glued paper to the bare side. Wipe off any excess glue that squeezed out and leave the papers to dry completely.

Draw on one side of the hanger using paint pens to mark the size or the age range of the clothes designated by the divider. Use big letters and numbers so that the divider markings are easily visible in your closet. Let the paint dry before handling the divider so you don't smudge the lettering.

Cut a length of ribbon long enough to wrap around the clothing rod plus make a large bow with the ends. Slip one end of the ribbon through the opening of the divider and tie the ribbon to the clothing rod. Tie the ribbon into a large bow on top of the rod for a decorative touch. The divider should be hanging down below the rod where the clothing hangs.


Use plastic door hangers or cut out your own hangers from sturdy cardboard if you don't want to use the wooden variety. Use clothing dividers to split up a closet shared by more than one person. Use a picture of each person or a favourite colour to distinguish individual clothing sections.

Things You'll Need

  • Scrapbook paper
  • Wooden or sturdy door hanger
  • Scissors
  • Clear craft glue
  • Paint pen
  • Ribbon
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About the Author

Rivka Ray has been writing professionally since 1978, contributing to publications such as the National Review Online. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina and a Bachelor of Science in medicine from the American College in Jerusalem. Ray has also taught English as a second language to adults.