Shoe Box Storage

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My boys LOVE Legos.  

Legos are great, but they horrible to step on and can drive this clutter hating mom mad.  Also, my boys have a younger sister who loves to tear apart their creations…

So, I wanted an inexpensive way to organize their legos that they could easily access, but would be hard for their little sister to reach.  They have shelves in their closet, and I thought shoe boxes would be the perfect solution to organize the Legos.

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 Shoes boxes are free, sturdy and easy to find!

As great as shoe boxes are, they just aren’t very pretty.  I know these boxes are going in my boys’ closet, but I still wanted them to be fun.  So I pulled out Mod Podge and wrapping paper.

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 I covered the outside of each box with Mod Podge.  You have to work fast because this stuff dries pretty quickly.

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 I then wrapped the paper over the box and on the Mod Podge.

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 I cut the extra paper around the box.  (I didn’t wasted my time covering the inside of the box.)

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 I Mod Podged the outside of the paper for extra durability.

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 While the boxes were all drying, (And don’t freak out!  They dry much prettier then they look while wet.) I worked with my younger son on a game plan.  We needed to figure out how to sort the Legos.

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 We tested out Sharpie’s new pens. Not only do they look good (especially the one with the stainless steel body), but they writes/draw so smoothly and boldly! (I found our Sharpie pens at Walgreen’s.)  Also, these pens give you the experience of a Sharpie marker with the performance of a pen – so they won’t bleed through the paper!

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The Sharpie pens come in a variety of colors, but I am attached to my tried and true black.

Once the boxes were dry, we added a label (so they can be changed as Lego collections evolve).  Using the Sharpie pen, we wrote the Lego set in the box.

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I am a Sharpie fan already, but these pens just made me love Sharpies even more!

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