Sherry and John Petersik, the parents behind the popular blog Young House Love, know that stuffed animals are like bunnies—they multiply seemingly overnight and can overrun a kid's room before you know it. Their new book "Loveable Livable Home" shows us a clever, DIY way to an organize a collection of stuffed-animals without a single donation or broken hearts.
"Sometimes it feels like a
miracle that our daughter doesn't drown in stuffed animals. (Seriously, how is
there room in the bed for her?!) So if you've got someone who is similarly
plush-obsessed, try finding those fluffy friends a new (but not too far away)
home, thanks to a set of cardboard hatboxes," writes Petersik.
DIY Stuffed Animal Storage
Spray paint or acrylic paint
Hammer and nails
arrangement of hatboxes on the floor first. Since the set we bought at Jo-Ann
Fabric and Crafts included varying sizes, a random layout worked best.
Place each hatbox on a
drop cloth, grouping those that will be painted the same color. We painted ours
with Rust-Oleum Seaside, Lagoon and Candy Pink.
Spray all sides (except
the bottom) with thin, even coats. It may soak into the cardboard, so a second
coat will likely be needed.
Once the hatboxes are
dry, hang them on your wall with a nail through the middle of each one and load