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Toy Chest Storage

It's difficult to build a train track when you can find only four rails. A compartmentalized toy chest can help keep toys tiddy. DIY stencils on the front of each drawer indicate what's inside to help kids find toys quickly.

Materials

  • Drawers
  • Kraft paper
  • Utility knife
  • Straightedge
  • Drafting tape
  • Acrylic tape
  • Paintbrushes

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Prime and paint drawers. To make train stencil or other toy shapes, draw freehand or trace an image from a coloring book.

  2. Step 2

    Transfer silhouette shapes to kraft paper. Using a utility knife and straightedge where necessary, cut out shapes.

  3. Step 3

    Place drafting tape, folded into loops and sticky side out, on wrong side of paper stencil, near cut edges of shapes. Lay stencil, tape side down, on drawer; smooth in place.

  4. Step 4

    Using acrylic paint, fill in shapes, brushing from outside stencil inward to center of shape. Let stand a bit for paint to set, then remove stencil carefully; let paint dry completely.