Plastic storage bins have always been loved for their convenient storing and moving purposes, but did you know they have many other uses too? If you’ve acquired a few extra bins after moving, or you’ve emptied out a couple after spring cleaning – there are plenty of creative options for repurposing plastic storage bins. Check out these top five innovative ideas:
Fancy Toy Box
Are your kids in need of a new toy box to keep things tidy? Old plastic bins can seem pretty plain on the outside, but it’s quite easy and fun to dress them up and match the style of your home. All you need is a bin, some burlap fabric or wrapping paper, hot glue and a few pieces of rope. Supplies can be found at your local Walmart or Dollar Store, and you can follow the step-by-step process for creating your toy chest here: Creative Dominican.
If you have stackable plastic storage bins that you’re not sure what to do with, grab some decorative tissue paper, paint or old book pages and use some glue and scissors to transform your bins into a decorative drawer set. It won’t be hard to have them look like you bought them from IDEA or Home Outfitters. For professional styling ideas check out Pinterest.
Top-Entry Cat Litter Boxes
Feel like spoiling your cat with a new toileting area? Top-loading litter boxes can cost a little more money, but you can easily make your own if you’ve got plastic storage bins on hand. Simply grab a bin, duct tape, and some stair-tread carpet, and you can transform your box into a completely functional DIY litter box. More details at The Baroness.
Jewelry Box and Transporter
For all the jewelry lovers and makers out there, transporting your necklaces, bracelets, and earrings without them turning into a tangled mess can be a challenge. Instead, makeover an old plastic storage bin by turning it into a helpful jewelry box and transporter. It’s super fun and simple! Just drill a few hole on each side of your bin and insert some metal pegboard hooks. From there, feel free to decorate the outside of your transporter with cloth, wrapping paper and or duct tape.
Hamster house need an upgrade? Your old yet spacious plastic storage bins could be the perfect multi-story home for your family pet. From connecting tunnels, running wheels and a food area, use a box cutter or X-Acto knife to cut out the holes you need to build your house. For more details on how to construct your hamster paradise, check out Consumer Queen.
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