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How to make a toddlers toy box

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DIY sweet toy box

Toddlers toybox

Keep it sweet and simple when it comes to keeping your toddler’s bedroom tidy. This toy box created out of a wooden crate is a clever idea for storing toys and books – and it looks great, too.

You will need: Small wooden crate, masking tape, pencil and ruler, roller and tray, artist brush and testpot brush, castors, liquid nails, Resene testpots in your choice of colours: we used Resene Alabaster, Resene Bellbottom Blue, Resene Blackout, Resene Pretty in Pink and Resene Spotlight.

Top tip: For extra sparkle use Resene FX Metallic testpots. Or use Resene FX Nightlight with a star design for a glow in the dark feature.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Mark out where you’ll be placing the stripes with the pencil and ruler and then mask out with the tape.
Step 2
Step two
Roll over the crate with Resene Alabaster, remove the tape and leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
With the artist brush, randomly paint circles using the other Resene testpot colours. Leave to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Fill with the kids’ toys, books and other things that tend to clutter up the floor.

Styling by Gem Adams, photography by Melanie Jenkins

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