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stephanieyoo
« on: January 15, 2009 05:19:47 PM »

Okay, so we had friends coming over within the half hour and toys strewn ALL OVER the place! I know this just never happens to anyone else, right?

A glue gun, an empty cardboard box, scrap fabric, and ten minutes helped me solve this crisis (okay, so I'm exaggerating). It fits in a perfect little nook in my bookshelf and matches our color scheme (read: no kid's toy box in bright primary colors shouting for attention!). We fill it with toys during the day when Emma is done playing with them, then take the box into her room at the end of each day to put things where they belong.

The best part? It cost me nothing and used up extra fabric!



You would think it wouldn't be very sturdy, but a crazy two-year-old boy climbed in this thing! It held it's shape and survived!

Hope it helps someone else as much as it's helped me!!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009 05:24:44 PM »

Great idea.  I need to make one of those for my boyfriends stuff.  Hopefully he won't try to climb in to it.   Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009 05:25:38 PM »

Ha! Come to think of it, my husband could use one, too....
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009 05:27:16 PM »

Brilliant idea!  I'm always amazed at what you can do with a few odds and ends and some creativity.

I think this would be a great idea for some of my crafting supplies.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009 05:44:43 PM »

Very cute solution, but seriously, all the toys "strewn ALL OVER the place!" fit in that itty bitty box?  I'm not sure all the train tracks DS just got over the holidays would fit in it! lol
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009 08:33:29 PM »

Okay, so we had friends coming over within the half hour and toys strewn ALL OVER the place! I know this just never happens to anyone else, right?


Nope that never happens......  Doesn't your kid pick up all her toys the moment she's done playing?  (read that in a sarcastic tone :p )
Of course that happens!  my house is never free from toy clutter!    I've got 100 cardboard boxes filled with toys, but never thought to cover them in fabric.  Might do this,  at least they'd look pretty.



Oh and I'm going to agree with Craftscout.  I can't belive her toys fit in that itty bitty box!
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009 09:03:56 PM »

Wonderful idea! Great fabric. The fact that it stood up to a 2 yr old says alot about its sturdiness. I had a 1 1/2 yrs old climb into a doggie carrier and tore it apart.  Shocked  Again, good idea!
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