How to Store Collectible ToysJanuary 8, 2018
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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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These are great ideas. I love getting creative with toy storage, especially when the toys are ones you don’t just want knocking around in a toy box.
Awesome ideas! My son has a few WWE action figures that are still in their original boxes and putting them on display would be fun.
This is an amazing idea! My Daughter collects EVERYTHING! I’m tired of picking them up everywhere! This would be a great idea to keep them organized!!! I love how you can personalize it too!!