I have been looking for a large, crushable, (you know, to reduce the toddler minor head injury screams) moderately good looking toy bin for ages. Then I saw it on Boo and the Boy...
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It was perfect for Camp Bed Room! Or the playroom, or maybe even the livingroom! Clear floors here I come!
It was $27. For a brown paper bag. I kid you not.
You know I can do better right?
Oh yeah. Try $.38
No really. You can have a whole fleet of giant crushable, crash-in-to-able toy bins that match your decor for $.38 each.
You need lawn bags, and left over paint. And something to paint with. (I used a roller.) Left over paint is great because it coordinates with something else you like.
Paint the lawn bags.
If you want to get fancy, you can toss them over a leaf bag holder/funnel to make painting easier and faster. I used to have a cardboard one that I bought for $1 (I think).
Carefully roll/fold down the top of the bag until it is the height you want.
You could totally do a few of these at different heights.
There. Now if that baby falls into the toy bin nothing, truly nothing will happen.
And voila! Tha playroom is instantly clean and designer-y.
Not really. But the big trucks have a home. We've been using it for two weeks at this point. It looks better the more they beat on it. And if it gets ruined...I DO NOT CARE! I love it.
Most importantly, the pretty chest that we were using as a toy chest has found it's way back into the living room where it is doing a great job coralling all the loose shoes that pile up by the door.
Two messes down. 56,287 to go.