Posted: Jan 27, 2014 8:00 AM
 
Staying organized with kids can be such a struggle, and many of us turn to ugly plastic bins to keep those toys contained. With a little creativity, you can make toy storage that is both functional and easy on the eyes.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes materials

Supplies:

  • Twine
  • Natural-fiber rope
  • Empty cardboard box
  • Box cutter
  • Hot glue
  • Scissors

Directions:

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 1

Start by carefully removing the flaps from the top of the cardboard box with the box cutter.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 2

Starting at the very bottom of the box, run a line of hot glue and wrap the twine along the bottom edge of the box.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 3

Wrap the twine around the entire box, working your way up toward the top. Stop every few inches to secure the twine to the box with a small dab of hot glue.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 4

Keep wrapping the box with twine until you have reached the top of the box. Trim away any excess twine and glue the end down with hot glue.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 5

Clean up any stray fibers on the outside of the box by trimming along the edges with scissors.

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes step 6

Run a line of hot glue along the top edge of the box. Glue the rope along the top rim of the box to finish off the edges.

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Add toys, books or anything else you need to store to the box and you have an easy and inexpensive storage solution for any room in your home!

allParenting twine-wrapped storage boxes

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