Build Your Own Toy Chest

New toys and gadgets are going to start filtering into your child’s life soon. Be ready to organize it all with a handmade, customizable toy chest that doubles as a seat. After you make it, keep it hidden, and present it as a unique gift from Santa!

Our Tip: When attaching the legs and other wood pieces together, reinforce a strong hold by applying wood glue to all the parts before attaching screws.


Have a child that is a collector of EVERYTHING colorful and fun to play with? Full house overflowing with toys? A toy chest might be the right thing to make. Especially one with seating. It’ll be functional and practical for a long time to come.

Learn the basics for packing gifts before sending them, and you’ll avoid broken items being delivered to recipients. Get 12 tips about taping methods, labeling and boxing gifts before sending anything this season, then use your learnings for years to come. Our Tip: Avoid sealing boxes with duct tape, since the United States Postal Service […]

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You’re busy preparing for upcoming holidays, so time is of the essence, and sometimes small tasks like readying your home for the cold weather are easy to forget. Look no further! Simple tasks like opening the curtains during sunny days will keep your home warmer during the day. Our Tip: When sealing drafty windows with […]

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As the holidays approach, some children might be wishing for items like dress-up clothes, jewelry and other embellishments that are involved when pretending to be superheroes, princesses and princes. This handy storage option is perfect for the child with a wild imagination, plus it’s functional and stylish.  Our Tip: Get the free printable plans in […]

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