DIY Metallic Dollar Store Organization Bins
With three children, my house has been taken over by toys and clutter. In an effort to clean up and make the house more functional and enjoyable, we have been giving away old toys and coming up with processes to help keep our toys in the correct places. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently reorganized my children’s craft table so they can create freely and clean up easily on their own.
In keeping with the organization theme, today I am going to show you a VERY simple DIY featuring dollar store bins, some spray paint, and customizable tags. We now keep these bins at the bottom of the stairs and place toys that need to go back up in the playroom (which is upstairs) in each designated bin (one bin for each child). It has really helped my children understand that they need to be responsible for the toys they bring from/back to the playroom.
I love that this project only cost me about $2.00 per bin to make, and it is completely customizable. However, I would stick with a metallic spray paint so you get the higher end look of metal even though the bin is plastic.
I hope you enjoy making your own metallic organization bins using old plastic bins or dollar store bins.
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To make your own metallic dollar store bins, you will need:
Step 1: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the first coat onto the bin. Let it dry completely, then spray paint another coat, and another until you have full coverage. I applied 3 coats to my bins.
Wait until all coats dry completely.
*I suggest suspending the bin from a tree or any surface off the ground so you can get full coverage on all sides of the bin.
Step 2: While you are waiting for the paint to completely dry, create your customized tags.
*I used these cute wooden tags from Michaels with some old craft paint to create a customized bin for each child. Not all of my children can read yet so the colors would help them decipher which bin was for them, and I think they are pretty!
Step 3: Once your paint is dry on the bins and the tags, attach the tags to the bins front and center.
When it is time to clean up, my children actually have fun finding toys and books that go into the specified bins.
Do you have any organization tips and processes that have worked for you?