Tuesday, June 14, 2016

This Weekend We're Making DIY Toy Boxes For The Kids

This gorgeous wicker basket has been the makeshift toy box for our kids. Four years ago, when Coco was our only kid, it was perfect in every way. Size. Shape. Height. It's fairly large so adding toys wasn't a problem. However, as our family increased over the past couple of years, and with the addition of new toys, chew bones, and tennis balls, the basket is overflowing.

Piling their toys into the basket has turned into a game of Jenga and that's just with the toys I pick up. There's at least a dozen toys and chew bones I leave scattered throughout the house.

All of our kids know the basket is there. They know their toys are inside. Selecting a toy has become a bit of a challenge. Coco used to pull a toy or two out that he wanted to play with, but with the pile so high, he's unable to. The basket is a little to high for Sophie. Lobo isn't able to grab a toy within the basket because of his height and disability.

Mind you, from my desk, I have full view of this basket. When I look up, I see it. Today, while in my DIY-Dog-Mom-Projects frame of mind, I thought, "We need to do something about this."

In the past, I've looked online for doggy toy boxes. There are hundreds of options from store-bought to handcrafted versions on Esty. Some of 'em are quite elaborate. The prices ranged from $25 to well over $100. We want one for each of our kids. If we opted to purchase doggy toy boxes online, the cost would be $75 to well over $300. And, that doesn't include shipping.


Lisa and I have enough experience in the DIY field-of-things to make our own. After brainstorming and shopping around, we figured that for about $30 we could make 3 toy boxes.

That's exactly what we're going to do this weekend. 

Lisa and I are big fans of DIY. Since adding our DIY Dog Mom Projects page, I have given a great deal of thought to what we need and want for the kids and what we can DIY. I've paced our home. I've thought of this or that.

There is inspiration everywhere! 

For now, our focus is on DIY toy boxes for the kids. I'm really excited to tackle this project over the weekend.

I'll keep you posted!

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