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STORAGE SOLUTIONS...DIY TOY BOX

Every night before going to bed I go through the tedium of putting all the toys back to where they belong.Being obsessed with categorization makes it even more tough. What every mum needs is more baskets and more shelves to make the job easier.A good, stylish basket that goes with the theme is like 600-1000 PKR.So,I decided to make my own. ^_^



STORAGE SOLUTIONS...DIY TOY BOX


THINGS NEEDED:

1)- A good sized carton...one that suits your requirement.2)-An old pair of pants,jeans or any fabric you want to use for exterior.3)-Fabric for the interior of box.4)-White german glue or any PVA glue(Available at stationary shops ans hardware store for pkr 60 to pkr 100).5)-A spatula or butter knife to spread glue.




METHOD:

First of all make sure you have enough fabric to cover the box.I had to cut and re shape a few pieces to fit it to the box size.

Clean the box of all dust.Now take out some glue and spread with the spatula on the carton.Work surface by surface.Do not coat the whole carton at once as the glue will dry and become sticky.This will make correction of mistake and re-doing an area difficult.The glue will give you quite some time to stick the fabric to your liking.Apply it neatly and cover all edges to make sure you get a tidy look.










Do the interior first then exterior.This makes covering up mistakes easier.

Pocket of pants ^_^




and you will be done in no time ^_^



STORAGE SOLUTIONS...DIY TOY BOX


Here is how I store the toys.


I hope you like the idea.It is cheap and extremely customize able.What are your storage solutions?Do share.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, I use the same but instead of cloth I use gift wrappers.

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    1. Fabric makes the whole thing very strong and durable.Paper can tear but fabric will not hence prolonging the life of the box :)

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  2. omg amazing idea shehrzad...im definitely going to try this for my little one!

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    1. thankyou Rachna.I m glad you like it :)

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  3. cool. i have same kinda idea in my mind which i willl give a face after my exams :) i have idea to make cosmetic organizer .... with zipper :) i hope i succeed :) and its so colorful

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    1. I hope it turns out great :) the zipper in this one is accidental.It was pocket of the pants I recycled :P

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  4. That's a cute box! Love the combination of polka dots and that white fbric with the pocket! :) love your idea.

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  5. love diys!! youre soo creative :)

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  6. Wah desi mommy what a creative desi toy box :) absolute treat...thx for sharing this and I'm looking forward for more ideas :)

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  7. haha samra your comment made me laugh :P yeah more ideas are in the pipline but they are sorta stuck there :) you will be seeing them soon :)

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