I am not a hoarder, or at least, I do not like to think that I am. But I do have to admit, there is something about me that refuses to get rid of my children’s old toys. I always feel washed over in happy memories just looking at them. Who wants to get rid of their childhood memories?
If you’re anything like me, then you are going to absolutely love these DIY crafts using leftover toys. Upcycle the childhood memories into convenient household items!
Make adorable jars that are perfect for storing just about anything. Use super strong glue to attach those cute and adorable figurines to serve as holders. You can spray paint them in pretty colors to match any of your decor.
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What about a blinged-out mirror for your next home decor? Choose any toy that you may have a lot of and paint them. The gold sprayed cars offer a very uniform and flashy look. This DIY is simple, it involves gluing and painting. It is wise to paint first and let the toys dry before gluing to the mirror’s perimeter.
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Those cute red fire trucks can be turned into a lamp with just a little bit of wiring, a bulb, and black paint. If you have a truck with an open bed, glue fabric stuffed with batting into the truck’s bed to make a pin-cushion. It is the perfect sewing accessory.
Planters are magical and can be made from just about anything. Take your hollow toys, measure and cut a hole fitting for multiple purposes. You can turn a hollow dinosaur into a toothbrush holder for your dinosaur loving tikes, or any plastic toys into hooks for towels, clothes, and even jewelry. For the hooks, cut the toys in half and stick them to a piece of wood big-game style.
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