10 Repurposed Toy Storage Ideas
Finding clever storage solutions for your children's toys can be overwhelming. What about repurposing items that are already in your home?
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Diaper Box Toy Storage
With a little fabric and spray adhesive, you can turn a diaper box (or any kind of large box) into a sturdy home for toys. Visit Ink & Squid for all the details. As she writes, this is an easy project to complete during naptime!
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Framed Game Storage
This one requires a little work, but I love the idea of turning board games into art! Check out Infarrantly Creative for all the details, but basically, she makes the frame and then attaches instructions and game pieces to the back. When you want to play, just grab it off the wall and have fun!
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Has your child outgrown their wagon, but you’re holding on to it for sentimental reasons? And don’t worry, I understand how hard it is to throw out items like this. Well, how about turning it into a bookshelf? What a fun way to store books that’s just the right size. And it looks great too! Decorating Your Small Space shares all the details.
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Shoe Rack Toy Storage
Well it doesn’t get much easier than this one. An over-the-door shoe rack easily converts into the perfect place to store many of those small toys you’re stepping on. If you want to take things to the next level, print labels for each compartment. Clever idea via My Blissful Space.
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Magnetic Knife Strip Car Storage
Love this one! Get your child’s car collection off the floor with a magnetic knife strip like this one from Ikea. If the bottom of the car isn’t already magnetic, simply glue a small magnet on the back. I like how this storage option doubles as wall art, too. Thanks Style Files for the tip!
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Milk Bottle Art Storage
Plastic milk bottles are the perfect size for colored pencils and art supplies. Simply wash and dry, then cut a square underneath the handle. Perfect for carrying around on the go, too! Found via Recyclart.
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Spice Rack Bookshelf
Ikea to the rescue, once again. Their spice racks make perfect bookshelves, according to Handmade Charlotte. And for $3.99 a piece, you really can’t go wrong. Paint a fun color, and you’ve got a colorful wall display and books off the floor. Hurray!
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Wooden Crate Wall Storage
This idea comes all the way from Welke in Denmark: Use wooden crates as toy storage! Simply paint and nail together, then nail to wall. Adorable! Love this color palette, too.
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Pasta Jar Art Storage
Re-use pasta jars (I also like those large plastic containers that animal crackers come in) by turning them into small toy or art storage! I found this cute idea on House to Home, which explains that by gluing a small plastic toy onto the lid and spray painting both, you have an adorable way to store those little toy pieces and art supplies.
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Flower Planter Stuffed Animal Storage
The House on Ashwell Lane shows us how to use a simple hanging flower planter and turn it into stuffed animal and book storage! Our stuffed animal collection is slowly growing out of control, so I especially like this clever idea. Easy for kids to grab one out (and easy to put back, too)!
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