When all the kids have moved out of the house! Just kidding! Kids do have a lot of toys so if you have a hard time chucking the ones that are still in superb condition, why not upcycle them into something else for the home?
Here’s are some of the ideas to transform kid toys into pretty home décor!
1. Soft toys into door stoppers
The fluffy soft toys the kids might have loved passionately once may have been abandoned but you can transform the toys into cute door stoppers. All you need to do is just take out the filling inside and fill it with something heavy such as rice. Sew it up and you have yourself an adorable door stopper similar to the mini elephant ones sold in stores!
2. Tiny toy figurines into awesome knobs
Tiny figurines such as the tigers, lion and even dinosaurs can be glued to the top of lids to function as quirky knobs. The figurines can be left just as it is or spray painted for an artsy look.
If you don’t need lid knobs, you can make them into drawer handles! The tutorial is available at Apartment Therapy.
3. Make a themed lamp using tiny toys
Those tiny dinosaur figurines the kids use to leave all around the house now can be used to make a cute lamp. It’s very simple to make. Just glue the dinosaurs to the base of the lamp and you have the choice to spray paint it.
4. Toy truck planters
Who would have thought toy trucks can double as vases and pots! With their medium size, they can fit into corners of the house beautifully. Just add soil and some small plants and you’re good to go! They also make unique garden decorations.
5. Lego organizer
Legos are fun for all ages including the adults. It’ll be a shame to throw them away so why not hang up a large Lego board base and build interesting patterns on it with the remaining Lego blocks? It’s also a nifty way to get kids to tidy up the Legos if they are still playing with it.
If you have larger dinosaur toys, they can be made into lovely toothbrush holders. Just drill holes big enough to hold the toothbrush and voila! Maybe it’ll encourage the kids to brush their teeth too..
7. DIY ornaments using toys
The toy figurines just wouldn’t go away! Spray paint them and stick them in a glass bauble large enough to make amusing Christmass tree decorations. The toys can even be glued to the bottom of mason jar lids to make a snow globe. Add glitter and water and it’s ready!
8. Skateboard shelf
Those who love skateboarding will love these shelves made out of their favourite things. To hang up the skateboards, you’ll need some L-brackets as support. Drill those in and soon you can arrange your decors on the skateboards. Read how Jenna Burger put hers up.
9. Wooden blocks as wall hooks
Don’t throw away those wooden blocks because they make great wall hooks. The blocks can be painted or just left in its original form. Once it’s fastened to the wall, it’ll look like those minimalist wall hooks or something from Ikea. Get the tutorial from Remodelista.
Feature image from Rainy Days and All This For Them