KIDS Soft Toy Hanging Storage

2 Materials
2 Hours

With three kids of different ages, the toys in my house are multiplying fast. Because of this, I’m always on the look out for practical toy storage ideas (see .

I decided to tackle the soft toys mess in my daughters bedroom first.

Instead of keeping them in your average big container, I decided to build this hanging soft toy storage shelf just above her bed. I love that it has a modern look and fits into the design of our home


  • ¼ of 12mm plywood board
  • 1 lumber of 1in. X 2in. X 8 ft
  • 10 ft. of rubber band (or bungee rope as some call it)
  • A wooden ring – bought here
  • 1 ft. of rope
  • Wood glue
  • white paint –


  • saw
  • drill
  • staple gun
  • trigger clamps
  • ruler and a pencil
  • pair of scissors
  • Paint brush

1.cut your shelves to size

Once the shelves are cut, sand them to remove splinters and then paint them

Once the paint is dry, you are ready to fix the shelves to the board.

Start with the lower shelf. Apply wood glue to the edges of the shelf piece, making sure to align it with the board edges.

Place the second shelf above the first, leaving a distance of 10 inches between each.

Once the shelves are glued, its time to place the rubber band (bungee rope) that will hold the soft toys in place.

Measure 3 inches distance from the shelf and ½ inch from the board edge and drill a hole into the board, make a second hole at the other end of the shelf.

Pass the rubber band through the holes and staple it on the back of the board. Repeat

I wanted to decorate the top of the board with some lettering. I choose “peluches” which mean soft toys in french. Another great option is writing your kid name.

To hang the this soft toy storage shelf on the wall, Drill two holes to each top corner of the board.

Take centre of the rope and make a loop to attach the wood ring to the rope.


So cute isnt it??

More details at the link below

Suggested materials:

  • Plywood
  • Drill

Top Hometalk Projects

30 Genius Ways To Make The Most Of Your Closet Space
30 Essential Hacks For Cleaning Around Your Home
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
31 American Flag Ideas That Will Fill You With Pride
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
30 Creative Painting Techniques & Ideas You MUST See!
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
17 DIY-Inspiring Kitchen Backsplashes
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
31 Space Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
16 Ways to Showcase Your Herb Garden
16 Creative Ways To Upcycle Pallets
Medina at Grillo Designs

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Kathy
    on Oct 14, 2018

    Won't the rubber bands dry rot after awhile?

    • Becky Stith
      on Nov 7, 2018

      Paint, stain or clear coat the boards, and if you use bungees they will last longer than you will have the shelf.

Join the conversation

2 of 7 comments
  • Em
    on Oct 14, 2018

    Very cute, but got to disagree with the paint. A white wash maybe but the grain is nice. A white wash would be the best of both worlds, not painted and still see the wood grain. Either way. It is cute

  • GG
    on Oct 14, 2018


Your comment...