Stuffed Animal Holder
With Christmas came some new additions to the stuffed animal hoard that lives in the little kids’ beds. Try as I might, they would not part with any stuffed animals prior to Christmas. Their beds happened to be their choice of stuffed animal storage and quite frankly were overflowing before Christmas. Any sane parent would have refused to buy more stuffed animals for Christmas, but that is the only thing my daughter asked for, and who am I to refuse her the one thing she wanted.
I knew that we either had to find a stuffed animal holder or find a way to make one. I was pretty sure I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a corner hammock, so I searched Pinterest and Google Images for a suitable solution and after a few minutes knew exactly what I wanted to do.
I didn’t really read the instructions before jumping in and my first attempt ended up coming undone. The tulle slipped through the ribbon and the stuffed animal holder loosened to the point where it was no longer functional. I had a simple fix in mind and it worked perfectly.
2.5 yards of Tulle (2 would work too)
Fold the tulle width wise and then in half length wise. Using the ends as guides, tie a strip of ribbon about 1/4 of the way up from each end. Sew the ribbon into place using needle and thread. This will keep it from slipping out of the ribbon like my first attempt did. Then, attach the command strips and hang the stuffed animal holder onto the command hooks with the ribbon.
To keep their toys close to their beds, I chose to hang them over their beds. My son has a blue one and my daughter has purple. My son has put far more than just stuffed animals inside his stuffed animal holder and it is still holding up. As you can see, my daughter likes to take hers out and play with them.
(Sorry for the phone quality images)
My kids love their new stuffed animal holder – but still insist on piling their beds full of stuffies. i love how easy (and inexpensive!!) it was. For all the supplies I spent around $15 which was at least $5 less than the most common corner hammock and I made two for that price!
Do your children own a lot of stuffed animals?
How have you tackled stuffed animal storage?