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What is it with collectible toys these days? Every time I walk down the toy aisle at the store, I am overwhelmed by the number of blind bags/mystery bags filled with small figurines and tiny collectibles. I don’t remember this being a thing back when I was a kid!
Whether it’s Shopkins, Hatchimals, Num Noms, or Squinkies, we have a ton of these little babies. I am a girl mom, but if you have sons, you likely have a whole slew of Star Wars figurines or army men or other boy-centered collectibles, am I right?
Over the years, we have collected a lot of these tiny toys… like a lot, a lot! Like over a hundred!
In my older daughter’s room, I set up two super simple shelves on the wall. All I did was screw two 1×2 boards right into the wall. It works, because she has a gazillion of these toys! I think seeing them all on display in a row is both practical (can see the whole collection) and attractive (serves as cute decor for a kid’s room).
For my younger daughter’s room, I didn’t want to use the same solution. So I picked up this plain shelf from the thrift store, but you can find a very similar one here or here. I fell in love with the silhouette of this shelf. Doesn’t it look like a little doll house?
Simply sanding & painting it green gave it new life. I also decided to add on some decorative stickers to spell her name along the top.
I hung it up right on the wall.
It is the perfect spot to store & display her Hatchimals & Shopkins.
She loves it too, which is really the end goal in any kid-oriented project, anyway!
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