Friday, July 27, 2012

A Place for Barbie & all her Stuff

The kids' playroom here has turned into a disaster area this summer! I mean it's bad. Really bad! I walked in there the other day and realized something had to be done. I'm thinking it might help to have different storage containers or boxes for all the Barbie's, Strawberry Shortcake, Polly Pockets, etc. and maybe things wouldn't get so out of control. I started with Barbie.

I've got a long way to go with everything else, but at least Barbie and all her stuff is in one place now.

Triniti helped me and we started with that old Barbie book.

While I took the box outside and painted it white, Trin started cutting pictures out of the book.

Then we randomly mod-podged them on the sides of the box.

I used fabric mod-podge for the ribbon around the top.

I wasn't sure if it would work with ribbon or not, but it's still sticking.

I covered the flaps like I did here, I just didn't add the batting this time.

I covered elastic and put it around the outside so Barbie and her friends could all stand up around the box on the shelf.

Now as we clean the room and find their clothes, they'll go in the box.

Okay, Barbie's done. Polly Pockets, you're next.

Happy Friday!

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Cranberry Morning said...

That's a cute idea, Terri! I bet Trin loved working with you on that project. I think the 'organizing bug' must be coming across the country like a cold front or something. I'm feeling it here too! :-)

Kathy M said...

Very cute idea! But... I would need about 3 dozen of these to fit all our Barbie stuff! LOL

Dani - Diane - ATA Girls said...

Great idea and wonderful way to get the kids involved in cleaning and crafting.

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Jill said...

Great idea Terri! I'm always looking for inspiration for storage - especially the kids stuff! Love the elastic strap to hold the dolls up!

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Mama Jodi said...

This is such a fun idea. I love seeing your daughter help make it. Gives her ownership, and I bet she loves it all the more.

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

ha ha ha.. I love how barbie and pals look like they are being held hostage against the box! That is awesome. My girls would love this.. and they fact yours helped make it was a great idea.


AmieAnn said...

I love this! So cute that you decorated it with old books.. and really it's kinda funny with the Barbies looking like they have been kidnapped!
Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo!
Amie @ Pinkapotamus

Sew Simple Life said...

That's a good idea. Barbies are horrible! almost as bad as Legos..!!!

Kathie said...

This is great! My girls need this. Polly Pockets are such a pain because they are so tiny! Can't wait to see what you do for them! If you get the time, I would love for you to share at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Krissy Sherman Bonning said...

So cute how the barbies stand up around the box!!! Great job, Mama. :)

kristenly said...

the elastic idea is genius!

Suzanne said...

Love Barbie's new home:)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

GREAT idea! I'll share one I found: It's how to detangle the doll's hair! I know right!!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

What a great idea for Barbie storage and keeping them accessible. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

Toodie said...

Great idea!

Cheerios and Lattes said...

These are awesome! I loved the picture; at first it looked like they were all tied up! Made me laugh! :)
We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes. I know our readers will love your ideas! Have a great weekend!
Mackenzie :)

shopannies said...

how very cute

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Holly Lefevre said...

That is so clever...We have Barbies everywhere! Thanks for the idea!