DIY Felt Storage Bin FTW!
A DIY storage bin makes my heart go pitter patter. If you don't already know, I LOVE organization in a big way. I have no idea why, but I get a kick out of finding the perfect container for basically everything. If you are anything like me, this DIY Leather Couch Striped Storage Bin might float your organization boat as well as this $1 Target Tote Turned Storage Bin. Each of these projects are super easy and are a couple of my faves. Today's DIY storage bin is inspired by this West Elm version I saw and instantly yelled, "I can make that!"
DIY storage ideas are so fun you guys. They seriously swirl around in my head all day everyday. Yes, I know ... you definitely don't want to be in my head. It's pretty lame ;-). The felt will give you all the feels. Plus these bins are soft, so they won't scratch shelves or a credenza. You can even showcase them on the floor (exhibit below). One note for this DIY storage bin: the thicker the felt the better. Thick felt holds its shape better. Thicker felt of course gets more expensive, but I recommend at least 2mm thick. You can always double it up to make it thicker. The more you make the cheaper these will be, so I recommend making several of these at a time. Your wallet will love you. So should we get started on how to make these cozy DIY storage containers that are just perfect for fall organization?
Measure and cut two 12" x 12" and four 4" x 12" pieces of black felt. Next, measure and cut four 8" x 12" pieces of gray felt. Measure and cut a 1.5" x 4" rectangle in two of the gray pieces of felt. These rectangles will become the handles for the bin. I placed the rectangles 1.5" from the top and 4" from the sides.
Next, create the four sides of the bin. Holding or pinning the pieces of felt side-by-side, sew each of the 4" x 12" pieces of black felt to the 8" x 12" pieces of gray felt using a zig zag stitch. Make sure the handles are at the top.
So the bin holds its shape, I recommend reinforcing the bottom of the bin with an extra piece of felt. To do this, line up the two 12" x 12" black pieces of felt on top of one another. Holding or pinning the pieces of felt side-by-side, sew each of the four sides of the bin to each of the four sides of the bottom square using a zig zag stitch.
Finally, fold up and sew each of the four sides together using a straight stitch.
This DIY felt storage bin is perfect for storing toys, a cozy blanket, or anything you don't want seen but need around. I currently have our winter mittens and hats stored in here. I have plans to make about 20 more versions of this storage DIY ;-). I am officially OBSESSED. I really want to make some cream or light gray ones (maybe in a different style) for the nursery (if I ever finish it). What do you think?
I love this view from above. Because of the structure, I think this DIY storage bin would look so chic in an office. It's husband-approved too. It looks plenty masculine. Man I would love to hear about what other DIY storage solutions you have dreamed up. Let me know in the comments below. To help you visualize this DIY storage bin, I created a lil video for you. I hope you likes!
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DIY bin FTW! What other color combos would you do?
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