My daughter has a lot of stuff, I’m just going to say it. She is the first grandchild on both sides and she is a sweet, little doll face. Everyone wants to buy her something and I now have a whole room devoted to her toys. I’m to the point where I need to start getting creative with storage because only so many open bins look good until it starts resembling a preschool classroom. But again, creative is my middle name…along with cheap and gutsy (I have a lot of middle names.)
It all starts with an empty shoebox with an attached lid.
I then coated each side with Matte Mod-Podge, applying fabric to each side between coats.
Side by side I glued and wrapped it like a gift and coated the top of the fabric with glossy Mod-Podge...but that wasn't enough for me.
- I hot glued around the inner sides and placed strips of felt around the edge. My logic was that with SO MANY TOYS in this house, there is no way the box would be closed very often, so I needed to make the box look good even if the lid was propped open.
It's all kinds of cute and adorable when everything fits into place.
And even as boxes tumble out the top, it still looks like that was all part of the plan. And you know what? This time it actually was.
Now all I have to do is figure out how to make my kitchen trash look this endearingly disheveled when it’s toppling over
…maybe next week.