Thursday, January 16, 2014

Our Un-Fancy Toy Box

Hi guys! Is anybody else just about ready for Spring? We've had an incredibly easy winter so far this year, hardly any snow or ice! But still...I'm starting to think of green grass and sunshine!

Anyway, I was just cleaning up the living room and realized something needed to be done about Farm Kids' huge box of blocks.

It had clearly seen better days, and I knew if I picked it up that big crack would break wide open! I decided to move them to a cardboard box and at first I was going to cover the box in fabric and add a cute fabric liner...but here's the thing...we live a long way from a good fabric store which means I very seldom get to buy new fabric and, well, a cardboard box of blocks just didn't seem like a good use of the fabric I do have. So, instead I thought I'd try covering it with scrapbook paper. (Oh, scrapbooking, I do miss you, but I just don't have the time. We can be friends again someday. Maybe when the kids go off to college. Or join the circus.) 

So I cut some strips (because I thought it would be cute with stripes) and got some glue.

Fifteen minutes later, instead of this...

I had this....

For a super simple and cheap free little project, it made a lot of difference! 
By the way, all those wood blocks in there? They are just pieces of wood my husband cut into different shapes and sizes and the kids love them! I know they would choose those over any block sets I ever bought them!
What are you doing today? 

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  1. That is just as cute as can be!! :)

  2. cute!

    and a perfect fix
    for your blocks

    thanks for sharing
    at Fridays Unfolded!


  3. You are SO creative! Love your new block box! Visiting you back from my blog and I am so happy you were encouraged by it! Thanks for visiting me!

    1. Thank you for the lovely comment! Glad you stopped by!