1. I am currently using my wooden toy chest as a shoe storage room at the entrance of my door. My kids dig their shoes and find the matching pair. Then they will close the lid of the toy case and sit on it to start putting on the shoes.
2. You can store the pillows from the bed just before going to bed. Know those cushions that you always throw at the end of the bed or to the side because you don’t use them realistically, they are only decorative pieces in your home. If you have a wooden toy chest that you can place a pillow on top or the lid opening, it would be the perfect decor for any room in the house.
3. A crate can be used as a container for all bags or purses. This is a great way to add some decoration and style to your collection. You can get a style that matches what you are or you can even place a fabric or shawl on the toy chest. Toy crates are available in different styles such as box, traditional, classic and even customized.
5. Men can keep all their different hats which they collect and which they will not get rid of. My father has always collected hats for many years of his life. He always says it creates character and its added accessories just like women use bows or hair earrings.
6. A great way to hide junk mail, newspapers or even magazines is to put them in the toy chest for storage. You can choose a small wooden toy chest and place it as a decorative piece in your kitchen, living room or even bathroom (instead of a magazine rack).
7. You can organize your clothes by season. You can swap winter for spring or summer for autumn by placing them in the wooden toy chest.
8. You can store your garden hose, your garden shovels or planters. You can also store outdoor toys such as slip-n-slide, plastic rake or shovel and put them in the building and garage to be used for the following year. If you have a fire pit in your backyard, a great way to have extra company would be the toy chest. This adds a unique and convenient way to prepare marshmallows and s’mores.
9. You can create a place to store your memories like pictures, albums or even childhood memories. I know my kids get a huge amount of art project cards, coloring cards and craft items that they completed in school, this is something you can use for a memento. You can place your wedding album, CD, video or even the hospital bracelet from the birth of your child. This is the perfect trunk!
10. Another great way to use the toy trunk or trunk is to remove the hinges from the top cover and create a clock to display on the wall. You can buy a watch that is fairly inexpensive in a local retail store. You can go to your local craft shop and purchase weapons and numbers to create your own clock design. I found out that Gorilla Glue is the best type of glue when working with wood products.
11. A fun way to show your little hands and feet is to dip their feet in a washable paint and apply them in your design on the wooden trunk. You can create your masterpiece while preserving memories. This is a fun activity to get your kids involved. Every time you look at your masterpiece you have created, it will bring back that moment in time.
12. Finally, you can cut it and use it for firewood for the winter or even in your fire pit in the summer. Before this try to give it to your neighbor’s children or to local goodwill.
There are several ways you can use the wooden toy crate in your home if your child has passed their own or you are looking for a unique way to store items that don’t seem cluttered.
My favorite and most creative way of reusing the wooden toy chest is to remove the top cover from the hinges and glue a mirror around the inner layer. You can add flowers for a nice added decoration. You can hang the top in the entrance of the house or at the bottom of the staircase. Place the base of the trunk under it and add a nice potted plant for an elegant appearance.