Closet tags are a great way to keep your space organized and save yourself time. By marking a weeks worth of outfits by day in advance, critical moments of time before work or school can be afforded. These chic damask days of the week closet tags are simple enough to be created by any beginning crafter.
For this project, you will need (per set of seven tags):
– Seven unfinished wooden door hanger tags (available at craft supply stores in the kids crafts or unfinished wooden section)
– Medium or fine grit sandpaper
– Tack cloth or other similar soft cloth
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White
– Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Flat Black
– Krylon Spray Adhesive
– Black and white damask print fabric
– Seven different shades of brightly colored cotton fabric (think bright pinks, neon greens, bright reds, bright teal blues, neon orange, purple, etc.)
– Four inch typewriter style lettering stencils
– Fabric marking pen
– Fabric scissors
– Newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth
Due to the use of so many adhesive glues and paints in this project, it is best to cover the work area where you will be crafting your tags with newspaper, craft paper, and/or a large drop cloth prior to starting. Sand each of the unfinished wooden door hanger tags with medium or fine grit sandpaper. Wipe down the surfaces of the tags with a tack cloth or other similar type of cloth.
Prime both sides of all seven wooden tags using Krylon Indoor Outdoor Primer in All-Purpose White. Let them dry for a couple hours. Paint all the tags completely using Krylon Indoor Outdoor Paint in Flat Black. Wait one hour, apply a second coat of black paint, and dry overnight.
Use a ruler to determine the area of the tag. Adjust this rectangle size to be 1/2 inch smaller all around. (This will allow a border of 1/2 inch all around on the tag that is not covered by fabric.) Lay the black and white damask print fabric face down. Mark the backside of the fabric with the rectangle shape needed for the tag. Repeat this six more times for a total of seven shapes on the fabric. Cut out the rectangles with fabric scissors.
Spray the backside of each damask rectangle using Krylon Spray Adhesive. Adhere each fabric piece into the center of one tag, leaving a 1/2 inch border all around of non-covered area. Dry completely.
Place the brightly colored fabric face up on the work area. Using lettering stencils, spell out one day of week per color of fabric. (Example: Monday on orange, Tuesday on pink, etc.) Carefully cut out the wording with fabric scissors. Spray the backs of the lettering with adhesive spray. Adhere the lettering to the tags, creating one tag per day of week.
Hang the tags on a closet bar. To organize your clothing, place each outfit behind the tag with the day of the week you wish to wear it.