Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cheap and Easy Bath Toy Project

OK, so this barely counts as a project since it took about one minute to do, but I thought I'd share the idea anyway. I've been meaning to find a better way to store the baby's bath toys since I've been keeping them in a bucket that doesn't drain or air out the wet toys. I looked at bath toy storage options online and just couldn't' bring myself to spend the money. I'm also trying to change my mindset that I need something new--this blog is all about looking around at what we already have for inspiration.

Then, while I was doing laundry and wondering how I accumulated so many lingerie mesh bags, the idea hit me. I simply found some leftover ribbon (this one's made of a natural fiber and has wire, but it doesn't really matter), cut the mesh on either side enough to thread the ribbon through, and there you go. No cost, not a lot of time. If you don't have a towel bar in your bathtub like I do, see what you could use in the space. For example, if you have a small window you could get an inexpensive tension rod and create a window covering at the same time. Or, you could tie this to the bottom of a shower-head caddy.

It's been a busy week, I promise to be more inventive next week!
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  1. Of course, there are other options out there for bath toy storage and you can still avoid going to a big box store (my goal for 2009 is to stay out of the store that starts and ends with a "T"). Check out the handy "Kuster Bath Toy Store" as seen on Cool Mom Picks at:

  2. Thanks for the idea.
    I don't have a towel bar or window to hang it from but I thought another option would be attaching 2 suction cups that have little metal hooks on the back through the mesh.

  3. It works great, too I might add!