Storage Bin to Toy Box Makeover!

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I was tired of looking at the ugly plastic bin I’ve been using as a toy box, but I didn’t want to spend money on an actual toy box. I decided to just give the bin a little makeover. It just took some wrapping paper, burlap, rope and fence post caps to go from boring to cute and still functional.
Ugly plastic bin transformed with some wrapping paper, rope, burlap and fence post caps!
A simple and cute update to an ugly bin.
Mod Podge wrapping paper to the bin and then hot glue some burlap to the lid and top part of bin.
$3 fence post caps where painted and screwed in to the bottom as legs.
I added Lock Nuts to the inside to cover up the screws from the posts.
Painted fence post caps attached as legs.
Beca @ Creative Dominican
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  • Amber Smith Amber Smith on Dec 31, 2015
    isn't that more money than a toy box?
  • Amy Anderson Amy Anderson on Dec 29, 2016
    I'd like to make a chest like this to go at the end of my bed. It'll need to be sturdy so I could sit on it. Can you think of something I could use that would support weight and be similar to your project?
  • Susan Susan on Jan 05, 2017
    Can you provide or show more information on how you cut the burlap and how it was attached? Hot glue is not enough to visualize when I try to do this. It almost looks like you added some stuffing to the top? - oh and instead of placing something over the screw inside the bin... do you have the tool required to CUT it before you put it in - then maybe hot glue small hollowed out wooden ball etc, over them?
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  • Evelyn Smiley Evelyn Smiley on Feb 08, 2021

    I don’t think I like the screws in the box, But the outside is cute

  • Diane Diane on Jun 11, 2023

    I might remove the screws and just glue the feet or rolling feet to the bottom corners of the box.