Back To School Organization

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Today is Under $10 on the 10th! On the 10th of every month a group of fun bloggers get together and share a craft for under $10. This month our theme is Back To School. I’m sharing a little back to school organization.

A few weeks ago my sweet niece’s house caught on fire.

While not everything was burned,  everything was ruined due to smoke damage.

They are currently living in their RV until their home can be rebuilt.

Which means organization is a premium.

So I thought that I’d help out with a little organization for her daughters back to school wardrobe!

I started by purchasing this clothing organizer with dividers.

It came all folded up and was a little hard to get all the wrinkles out, but eventually it straightened up nicely.

However, I felt like it needed a little more stability.

adding a hard bottom to an organizer

Adding A Hard Bottom

I added a hard bottom to the organizer.

Adding paper to cardboard

It was a simple matter of cutting a piece of cardboard the exact size of the bottom of the organizer.

Of course, you need to make the cardboard pretty!

I took wrapping paper, cut it to size and then using a glue stick glued it to the cardboard.

Once that was done, I slid it into the bottom of the organizer.

Not only was it pretty, but it provided the stability that the organizer needed.

Adding iron on vinyl to ribbon

Days of the Week

Once I had the organizer stable, it was time to add tags to each divider.

I thought it would be a fun way to add color and teach my great niece the days of the week.

Since the divider was made of nylon mesh I couldn’t directly apply the Heat Transfer Vinyl directly to the divider.

So, I cut 6 inch pieces of left over ribbon.

Then cut out the days of the week out of left over vinyl from another job using my Silhouette.

Then it was a simple matter of ironing on the HTV to the ribbon.

adding the days of the week to an organizer

Adding Ribbon

Since I couldn’t iron on the ribbon to each divider, I added the ribbon by hand sewing them to each divider.

clothing organization

Just a few stitches in each corner and the tags were adhered to the dividers.

Back to School organization for clothing

Once that was done the back to school organizer was ready for clothing.

This may not be the prettiest organizer, but it will help my niece get organized for the upcoming school week and it’s compact so that it will be great to store in the RV.

However, I feel like it would be worth its weight in gold no matter where you are living.

No more guess work or conflict as to what your child is wearing each morning.

Now I hope that you will join me in visiting Niki from Life As A Leo Wife and Alyson from Southern Sunflowers to see what back to school items they have created!

Life As A Leo Wife

Southern Sunflowers

Until next time…

Tammy

 

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