Let us guess, you’ve just cleaned out your mini’s closet and now you have a ton of empty storage bins lying around? What are you going to do with those bins now? Even if you haven’t completely cleaned out the closet, we have a fun craft that may help you stay organized in other areas! Take those empty storage bins and turn them into a beautiful toy box perfect for your kiddos playroom!
All you’ll need to transform those bins into beautiful toy boxes are:
-Fabric (enough to wrap/cover the entire bin, about 2 yards)
-Hot Glue Gun
-Burlap (can be switched to any fabric/material to line the top outer portion of the toy box)
*For extra pa-zazz we spray painted mini mason jars and hot glued them to the bottom to serve as feet! Feel free to do the same or find something else around your home that will serve the same purpose.
Start by measuring out enough fabric to wrap fully around the plastic bin. You may find it easier to cut the fabric as close to “perfect” as possible to prevent excess fabric hanging in the long run. Once you’ve cut the fabric, use the hot glue gun to adhere the fabric directly to the storage bin. You may need to use a combination of hot glue and superglue on the bottom around those uneven edges. Simply fold any excess fabric over the top rim of the bin and neatly hot glue it.
Once you’ve glued on the initial fabric, feel free to add the burlap or whatever complimentary fabric you choose.
We then added our Mason Jars at the bottom of the bin and waited a few hours for everything to dry.
Then BOOM, just like that you’ve repurposed that storage bin into a fun and inviting toy box, OR a laundry basket, OR linen storage OR an ice chest, the list goes on and on!