Are building bricks taking over your kid's room, living room, kitchen ... the whole house!? We completely understand! That's why we designed this DIY IKEA HACK that manages to not only store your building bricks, but gives your kids a space to build on as well.
- IKEA KLIPSK Bed Tray (we used white, $9.99)
- IKEA KUGGIS Box with Lid (we used the white medium size, $4.99)
- Creative QT Peel 'n Stick Baseplates (4 pack 10" x 10", 2 Pink & 2 Purple, $29.95)
- Building bricks, we used the LEGO Classic Creative Supplement Bright Box (LEGO bricks in 20 bright colors, Item Number 10694, $19.99)
- Sharp utility or craft knife
- Cutting surface such as a craft mat or chopping board
The video above gives step-by-step instructions for assembling this IKEA HACK LEGO Compatible Storage Tray, but a few additional suggestions are outlined below.
Cutting the baseplates to size-
We have a blog post dedicated to walking you through the steps of How to Cut Peel 'n Stick Baseplates to Size. It can be a slightly nerve wracking process for fear of not wanting to mess up. Trust us, it's a really easy process. Just make sure you have a sharp utility or craft knife, and create a line of bricks to cut against.
If after cutting the baseplates you see some rough edges that you are concerned about, just use some sandpaper or even a nail file to smooth them out.
Sticking down the baseplates-
We just eyeballed this process, but if you want to be more accurate you can measure distances from each edge. Using bricks to line up the baseplates as you stick them down helps to secure a good alignment.
The real advantage of this creation is that it can be folded down and stored in relatively small spots. The IKEA bed tray is easy enough for kids to set up themselves, which is always a big bonus!
This simple DIY IKEA HACK is the perfect way to declutter those building bricks. Keeping them organized but easily accessible is a great way to keep the kids creative and to keep the parents sane!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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