A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 299,153
Currently Running With Scissors:
413 Guests and 6 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Emergency hiding place for toys (with pics!)  (Read 1677 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
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!!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2009 05:20:18 PM by stephanieyoo » THIS ROCKS   Logged

nezumi_chan
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

stephanieyoo
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009 05:25:38 PM »

Ha! Come to think of it, my husband could use one, too....
THIS ROCKS   Logged

pinokeeo
Offline Offline

Posts: 7635
Joined: 08-Mar-2007

Best of 2013 winner, but this is just as good.


View Profile
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

craftscout
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

"Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames."
-Rumi
Belladune
Fiber Arts Moderator
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

crazy crafty momma
Offline Offline

Posts: 12097
Joined: 04-Sep-2008

'darn kids, they were pesky from the start' D. Lee


View Profile WWW
« 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!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2009 08:34:47 PM by Belladune » THIS ROCKS   Logged

v3nu5
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." -Albert Einstein
Offline Offline

Posts: 2557
Joined: 30-Nov-2008


View Profile WWW
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Pick Fish for Sushi
How to Make Spicy Mayo
How to Make Eel Sauce
How to Slice Sushi Fish
How to Slice Sashimi
Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing
@Home This Weekend: Embellished Guest Towels
Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.