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DIY Lego Head Organizer

I have five kids, and the house was slowly being taken over by Legos. I love Legos, but I hate stepping on them, so I wanted to find a fun way for my kids to organize the little bricks and mini figures without spending a ton of money. So, I found a way to transform a large plastic jar into a Lego storage container that the kids would actually use.
We go through a lot of snack mix, so one day, I noticed that the empty jar I was about to throw out looked a lot like a mini figure head. Ok, so I have a good imagination, but it did resemble one!
The only problem was that it was impossible to clean the sticky residue off of the jar after I removed the label. Finally, I got every bit of goo off of the jar, and I spray painted it yellow.
After the paint dried, I used the little mini figures as a guide and drew a Lego face on the jar.
The kids love it, so I'm definitely going to make more and start our own Lego storage army! You can find additional details, including what I used to remove the sticky label, on the blog. :)

To see more: http://www.meatloafandmelodrama.com/2015/01/diy-lego-head-storage-container.html

Ask the creator about this project

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Jan 23, 2015

    My brother would love this! haha So cool!

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Jan 23, 2015

      @Hannah V Thanks! It's a great excuse to eat more trail mix! :)

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia Capitol Heights, MD
    on Jan 23, 2015

    gotta go get a jar of pretzel mix so I can make this for my granddaughter! thanks for idea.

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Jan 24, 2015

      @Sylvia She'll love it! :)

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Jan 23, 2015

    Aww, how cute!

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Jan 24, 2015

      @Miriam I Thanks! :)

  • Tammy McLain
    Tammy McLain Norman, OK
    on Jan 25, 2015

    I'll bet those new coffee containers would work great as well.

    • Elaine
      Elaine Australia
      on Apr 22, 2016

      @Dee M Perhaps Paint them the colour of the bricks. Then they can separate the bricks by colour

  • Stephanie
    Stephanie Belleville, IL
    on Feb 20, 2015

    THis is GREAT! A much more affordable version than going to the Lego store and purchasing one of theirs! Everything is awesome. :D

    • Dee M
      Dee M Phoenix, AZ
      on Feb 21, 2015

      @Stephanie Thanks -- and I totally agree! :)

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