Monday, May 9, 2011

Toy Storage

Okay, BOY time!

This room has one large book case to store toys. It's great for the big toys, but I needed some bins for the smaller ones. So here's some of what I've done...

Look familiar? Yep, these are oatmeal containers.
All I did here was cover the containers with scrapbook paper. I just used clear packing tape and taped the paper right on. Couldn't be easier. An added bonus is that I wanted a lot of different textures in this room and the design on the paper is kind of a cheat way of getting that look.
I first thought this was a short-time solution because I was sure they'd be bent and smashed and torn in no time. They are a tiny bit ragged now, (I just took these pics and you can see one has a little tear at the bottom) but they have survived a whole YEAR!
Yeah! And just about free.

My second idea was to use these copper buckets- I have 3. I bought them in the floral section of the craft store (on clearance of course for a couple bucks). I love the color, and again, the texture. They have a few dents now, but that just adds character right? So check out buckets, planters, pots, so many options there.

Last I got these canvas bins. I have a couple in neutral that I keep in my living room to toss toys and books in quick when the kids leave them out. I can't believe how durable they are. So when I saw these on clearance for $3 I snagged them.

So all in all a little miss matched- yes. But cuter than clear plastic bins and pretty inexpensive.

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  1. I am loving all of these options for toy storage!

  2. This is a great post, thank you for sharing! I would love if you linked this up to my Made by Little Hands Monday party!! Your link up is also an entry to a giveaway!! Hope to see you there!
    Have a great day!


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