DIY: Stylish Storage

Like many other mothers out there, I'm surrounded by toys, books and stuffed animals. Sometimes I just want a stylish storage catch-all, but I don't want the big price tag that accompanies it! I came up with this super-easy DIY storage idea, using supplies I already had in my house. Here's the how-to for you:

Coffee Sack Storage

Supplies:

- Coffee bean sack (I got mine at my neighborhood cafe)

- Hot glue gun & glue

- Rope or cord

- Cardboard box or basket

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1. Turn the coffee sack into itself so it's half of its original size. Place a cardboard box inside to create structure.

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2. Flip the sack on its side. Create the rectangular bottom by folding corners over and applying hot glue so it stays put.

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3. Hold in place until the glue is dry. Repeat on the other side.

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4. Set your sack right-side-up and cut two small slits on one side (to become a handle). The slits should be large enough to insert the rope, but small enough for a knot to hold it in place.

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5. Tie a knot on one end of your rope, and feed the other end of the rope through one of the slits and back through the other.

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6. Tie a knot on the other end and you have your handle! Repeat steps 4- 6 on the other side of the bag.

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Aaannnd voila! A stylish little (free to me!) toy basket!

Didn't I tell you it would be simple?

Love,

Erin