Storing our DIY crafts and toys

Mer Mag Crafts Storage

So many of the crafts and toys we make are played with loved and…well consequentially thrashed (R.I.P dear little tea box train, you were loved). I of course want my kids to play with and enjoy the crafts and toys we make together. However I’ve began keeping a few of them on shelf with the hopes that they will be preserved a bit longer and I’ve been really happy I’ve done so. Now the kids can ask for a specific item to be brought down to play with (the interlocking castle being a big fan favorite around here) and then we put it back up and away when they are through.

Mer Mag Crafts Storage

I’ve also enjoyed seeing my work all together in one place, and seeing how one thing informs another, and so on. Like our well loved mix n’ match um blocks from three years ago. It was one of my first plunges into making toys out of wood and it’s still a very favorite of mine. I kind of feel like putting all of this “on display” translates into a big messy craft/toy mood board of sorts for me.

Mer Mag Crafts Storage

This of course only represents a very small portion of things we’ve made. And if I’m being honest, the big beast of crafts and supplies is starting to take over pretty much our entire home…It’s getting a bit out of control and really I should cut back a bit, toss a few things, maybe do a giveaway (would you guys want repurposed toys anyway?).

Mer Mag Crafts Storage

But for now, I’m enjoying being reminded and inspired by our crafts of the past.

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9 Comments

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    debra

    February 17, 2014

    Your collection of makes looks seriously amazing. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it, I would have been so happy with all these things as a kid. I think I need to get making a bit more with my little man.

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      Merrilee

      February 17, 2014

      Right?! making things with and for our little ones is so special isn’t it?! xo Mer

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    Leyla

    February 17, 2014

    If repurposed toys look like the ones you’ve made: I’m in!

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      Merrilee

      February 17, 2014

      yay!

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    Caroline

    February 17, 2014

    YES PLEASE!!!!!

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      Merrilee

      February 17, 2014

      oh good! I just might have to do a giveaway then! xo Mer

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    Nancy

    February 18, 2014

    You have such talent, your children are very lucky!! I love all the pops of colour on that shelf too, so much fun and makes me smile 🙂

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    Kristin

    February 20, 2014

    With so very many things to do in a day, it’s hard to fit it all in, so I would love to get a repurposed toy 🙂 I totally think you should do a giveaway 🙂

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      Merrilee

      February 20, 2014

      so true Kristin. I’ll just have to seriously consider a giveaway!

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