Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DIY Lego Head Storage Containers

We love Legos in our house. When I say love, I mean we are obsessed with them and they are all over our house. My husband loved Legos as a kid and every birthday and Christmas he would get Lego sets, he has quite the collection. Since his Legos are precious to him, and he only lets my daughter play with them when she is around, we have slowly been collecting new sets for her. She has Star Wars sets, Lego Friends Sets, regular ole' Legos and Disney Princess sets. It is the thing I love most about Legos, she can be or build anything she wants to be. 

Our Lego obsession means we have Legos coming out of our ears. I needed a way to store them. If you remember this quite Harry Potter craft awhile back, it gave me the idea for this craft. I always have these large laundry detergent containers left after a few months of laundry. Why not upcycle them into Lego heads for the Lego crazies in my life? 
You will need: 
  • a large container of some sort (cheese balls, laundry detergent)
  • yellow spray paint (buy the kind made for plastic)
  • black vinyl 

 Clean out and remove the labels from the containers. Spray paint the containers yellow, because plastic can be tricky to spray paint, I often let the containers dry overnight between coats, giving each container 2-3 coats. Make sure you spray paint the lid too.

After the container is dry, trace the Lego Face in your Design program, or print it out and trace it onto the back of vinyl and cut it out. It is a simple design, so it will be really easy to trace and cut out even if you don't have a cutter.


Weed out the excess vinyl. For this project, since the transfer tape can pull up the spray paint and because it is such a simple design, I apply the pieces on at a time to the Lego container, but if transfer tape is easier, go for it!
Store your Legos inside! I love having a cute Lego themed place to keep our Legos. Now if it only met I never had to step on another Lego I would be a happy mom. ;)

How do you store your Legos? 
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18 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

Fun idea. We just keep ours in a big tub :)

Julie is Coco and Cocoa said...

I am in love with this idea! My kids were just complaining about needing more storage space for their Legos.

Jaclyn Anne said...

These came out so cute! Great upcycle :)

Alison Freisz-Steward said...

Oh my gosh you had me at Lego!! What a great idea and so easy!! Totally trying this once I'm finished with this container of ALL packets - which at the rate my family goes through clothes, should be relatively soon..

MikiHope said...

Oh those Legos hurt when you step on them! Ues, I've stepped on more then a few in my day. What a great idea to keep them all in one place-or hopefully all in one place.

bxcrochet said...

That is such a great idea! I have a couple of those detergent pack containers I could do this with.

Michelle F.

Cathy Mini said...

These are so cute!!! Wish I knew about this tutorial back when The Lego Movie came out!

Ckrusch said...

These are very cute! I need to try it, so I can organize my son's legos!

Crystal said...

We are big Lego fans here also. Every parent knows you need a way to keep those little pieces off the floor & out of the bottom of your feet. These are adorable DIY containers.

Liz Mays said...

I never would have thought to do that, but it's so smart. Now I'm brainstorming!! Thanks!

ana de jesus said...

You are so creative I love the lego containers they are so cool!

Stacey D said...

This is so cute and clever. I have never used a circuit cutter. Looks like you can make some pretty cool stuff with it!

Joor said...

These are so cool! I love a good Lego storage idea. Might try this for the master rebuild of all the sets that got demolished lately.

Sandra Watts said...

These are great!!! I know my son would love them.

Tove Maren said...

I LOVE these - I try to make LEGO friendly things out of every single item in our house too - this is great!

Karissa Ancell said...

These are so great! What a clever idea!

Hodge Podge Moments said...

These are so cute and so simple! I'm going to have to remember them for the future! I love how creative you are. :)

Nathan Davidson said...

This idea makes me want to go and find the biggest square containers I can find for this LEGO head storage project! Those dinky little milk containers would barely be able to contain a portion of a person's LEGO collection!

 
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