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Monday, March 28, 2016

DIY Hammock Toy Storage

A quick DIY solution to your kid's scattered toys!

Every mom faces the battle of keeping our kid's mess everyday. Toys and books are scattered everywhere and we don't have a choice because these are kids and they need to play to develop themselves. That is why, we endure that every day struggle of keeping the toys scattered on the floors, bed, sofa and just anywhere!

toy storage

But I discovered a simple solution for you. If you do not have cardboard boxes for toy storage, then grab tulle, an old tshirt, an old blanket and just whatever fabric, even a big towel or a curtain will work well for this hack.

You can make a Hammock toy storage which will only take a few minutes to finish. Well, if you choose the simpler way of making it, you will be able to finish it in less than 15 minutes. But in my DIY Hammock Toy Storage, I add some girly features on it so it can double as a wall decor.

DIY Hammock Toy Storage


DIY Toy Storage

See? It looks nice on the wall. So, if you have a blank wall, you can use up that space with a wall storage like this. Like what I said, it is very easy to make.

What You Need:

Tulle or any type of cloth/fabric
Ribbon or string
Wall hooks (to skip the nailing or screwing part, buy those with double adhesive at the back)

How to Make:

1. Simple. Get the tulle or fabric and fold it into two. Tie both ends with a ribbon or string.

How to make toy storage

2. Get your wall hooks. You can skip this step if you want to. I added faux flowers on my wall hooks to add beauty to it. Use hot glue to attach the flowers. After doing that, attach the hook on the wall. See to it that your spacing is right and both are leveled because you will hang your hammock here.

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3. Install on the wall. In the image below, you can see how everything was put together. Hang the tulle on the ribbon part. You can also tie it on the hook to make sure it will not fall.

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4. Put the toys on your hammock and you are all done!

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I told you this is going to be very easy! I made this like 6 months ago and I still have this on my wall. Works really well. And my daughter learned how to keep her own toys too on this hammock.

You can make one for your child and once you did, I'd love to see how you made yours! If you don't want this kind of toy storage, you can make the Cardboard Toy Box using unused cardboard boxes in the house.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

DIY Crepe Paper Wall Flower Decors

Do you have a boring wall that you want to add some life and interesting appeal? There are so many ways to enhance the look of a wall. You can cover it with wallpaper, add a framed picture or a gallery, add a wall sculpture and even re-paint it. When painting, you can either paint it creatively combining different colors or add some texture to it.

Crepe Paper Flower

But you can also DIY some wall decors too. Yes, you can easily frame a photo but you can also make a flower that you can attach to the wall. This is what I did to my bedroom. There is a hole on the upper part of my wall because it was intended for an exhaust. Since, we don't need to install one anymore, I covered it with paper flowers.

It is very easy to make. And I want to share it with you. You can make something bigger or smaller ones- depending on what you need. For my crepe paper flowers wall decor, I made large ones because I need it to cover a hole on my wall.

What You Need:
Crepe Paper or Tissue Paper of different colors
String or ribbon
Scissors
Cardboard as backing


How to Make Crepe Paper Flower

How to Make It:

1. First, cut the edge of the crepe paper with a scissor forming a curve. You can also cut it with a pointed design to get a different look for the flowers. Do the same with another color which should be shorter in length than the other one.
2. Top the shorter paper on the longer one. Make sure their curves are aligned.
3. Start folding them together in pleats, as seen on the picture.
4. When you are done folding, tie the center part with a ribbon or a string.
5. Slowly spread the paper and meet both ends together to form a circle.
6. Then pull the edges upward so it will bloom.
7. Pull all the edges for both the larger petals and the smaller petals.
8. Then, attach it to the cardboard or you can just install it directly to your wall.

For my flowers, I made three with different sizes. I added a gold circle which I glued on top. You can also add some strips of paper on top too like what I did with mine. I glued all three flowers on the cardboard before I installed it on the wall. Pretty easy, right?

You can make one for your home too!