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Storage Bin to Toy Box Makeover

I was tired of looking at the ugly plastic bin I’ve been using as a toy box, but I didn’t want to spend money on an actual toy box. I decided to just give the bin a little makeover. It just took some wrapping paper, Mod Podge, burlap and decorative fence post caps to go from this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover.

To this:

Storage bin to toy box makeover

Like it? I think it looks great. The bin is in my family room so I picked materials that would go well with my current decor, but the possibilities are endless.

Materials:

1. Bin
2. Fabric or wrapping paper. I used about a yard of burlap and wrapping paper I picked up at the dollar store
3. To keep the cost down I used decorative fence post caps as the legs instead of actual furniture legs. They cost about $3 each
4. Rope
5. Mod Podge
6. Hot glue
7. Lock nuts

I brushed the Mod Podge on the bin with a sponge brush working in small sections so I could attach the wrapping paper and keep wrinkles to a minimum. I still had to recruit a helper to hold the bin down for me. Isn’t he cute?

Storage bin to toy box makeover

My bin had a bit of a curve at the top. In the picture above you can see that I made some cuts to the paper so it would bend better and stay smooth below the curve. After I had it nice and smooth I trimmed off the extra paper.

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I covered the lid and the section with the curve with some burlap using my hot glue gun. Now it was time to attach the legs. Attaching the legs was super simple, I just drilled a hole and screwed them right in. They are on super tight, I got this idea after putting together one of my daughter’s ridding toys where the screws just went right in to the plastic.

Storage bin to toy box makeover

The screws that poked out inside were large and I was worried that they could scratch my little one if she decided to sit inside, so I added the Lock nuts to the top to cover up the pointy part and avoid any problems later.

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Storage bin to toy box makeover
Storage bin to toy box makeover

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Beca

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Country Christmas Trees

Christmas is around the corner! Can you believe it? It’s sad how fast time seems to fly now that we are grownups but, it’s ok because this is my favorite time of the year. I made these cute little country trees to celebrate the season.

This was a very simple and cheap project. Here is all you need:

1 – 3 styrofoam cones – I got mine at the dollar store

2 – Save 3 small cans of SpagettiOs or soup cans to use for the base

3 – Fabric – I had some plaid pillows that didn’t go with my new living room colors so I cut the pillows up for the fabric

5 – Ribbon or jute string

I wanted my trees to have different heights so I cut 2 of them and then glued them to the cans with my hot glue gun. The smallest tree doesn’t make it to the edge of the can, but it will be covered up once the material is glued on.

Next I cut the fabric down to 1″ strips, then cut those to smaller pieces, folded in half and glued them down. Once I had all my pieces cut and glued then it was time to hot glue them to the trees.

Once I got to the top I realized  I had to come up with a way to make a point or some other idea, so I decided to glue another piece of frabic on top and then glue a piece of recorative wood I had left over from my bird house project, but a ribbon or button would work too.

 

 

Next I added some jute string to the top in a loop and then as a bow to the bottom of the wood. I really like how it turned out. Burlap onces would look really cute too with the wood and metal.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you liked my little trees.

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