This normally plain and unassuming plastic storage bin carries a deep secret.
It wants to live a new upcycled life as a treasure chest of awesome DIY creations!
So be sure to check out all these different ways you can help make its dream come true.
Upcycled Toy Chest
If you’ve been using an ugly plastic tub to store toys, you’re in for a surprising makeover! This thrifty upgrade was made using dollar store burlap fabric and wrapping paper. You can get all the details on this cool toy chest do-over from the Creative Dominican!
Backyard Water Feature
No would could ever guess that this underground water feature was made with an inexpensive plastic storage bin. Since it’s buried deep underground, they never need to know! Add in a solar powered pump and some rocks to transform a bare patch of ground into a gorgeous water feature. If you want to create this beauty for your backyard, you can get the tutorial at The Garden Love.
Sensory Water Table
Make a fun sensory table for your little ones with a storage tub! Use PVC pipes to create the sides and legs of the table. Then fill the bin with with water, or other sensory items that kids love to squish in their hands, such as uncooked rice or sand! For more details on how to create this wonderful project for your kiddos, head on over to Southern Bell DIY.
Pack-And-Go Play Stove
It’s never too soon to teach your kids how to cook for themselves! Give them some early lessons in cooking with this cute play stovetop made from a plastic tub. The cool thing about this stove is the built-in storage for putting away the pots and pans after playtime is over! Check out the full tutorial at Printable Cuttable Creatables.