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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