Dwell: a simple way to customize a toy storage bin.
I don’t know about you, but once the holidays wind down, I get in an organizing mood. I think many of us do.
So, I thought I’d show you one of the storage details in our daughter’s nursery… how we are organizing her toys.
We actually have a small toy box on each floor of our house, with the smallest one in her bedroom. I love this white toy storage bin. It is the perfect size for her room. (I found mine at Hayneedle, but you can also get similar ones at Amazon , Target or Land of Nod. *affiliate links.)
While I loved the bin, I chose to cover the opening with a curtain of fabric for a few reasons:
- I like cute storage.
- The bin did contain the toys, but the opening was wide and the pile of toys inside looked a little cluttered.
- We have a dog that was becoming more and more curious about the stuffed animals in that bin. I needed to disguise the opening.
- Did I mention I liked cute storage?
So, I thought a simple covering for the front of the bin would help hide the clutter.
I found some cute gray, cotton, polka-dot fabric that coordinated with the room. The fabric was a little thin, so I ironed interfacing to the back of it. After some measuring, I sewed two simple panels of the fabric to cover the opening of the storage bin. The panels overlapped by a few inches.
To secure the panels to the bin, I stapled the top edges of the fabric to the underside of the container’s opening.
The fabric curtain gives the area a finished and clean look, but still allows for easy access to Little C’s toys. And so far, our dog has not figured out what is inside the bin.
And it looks cute… an important factor for me when it comes to storing stuff!
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