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A few weeks ago when I revealed my boys’ shared room makeover I also shared a few little projects that I had built to maximize space in their small room. Once of those projects was this stuffed animal storage corral. It is super strong and sturdy because instead of using nails to assemble the frame which is often the temptation when building smaller projects like this, I used pocket hole screws made easy by the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.
My intention with it is primarily for stuffed animals, with the paracord ‘walls’ that are flexible to squish as many animals in there as possible. It also allows little hands to reach in and grab one that is sitting at the bottom without having to empty the whole storage corral.
When talking to my friend Kristen about this, she mentioned how she could see it being great to hold books or other toys as well! I hadn’t thought of that, but honestly it is so much more versatile than I initially realized because it is strong enough to hold more than just stuffed toys. Plus, since it hooks onto a footboard and only extends about a foot, you don’t have to worry about it taking up much space at all!
I originally had hooked this onto the top bunk but my boys are just about the height that they would hit their head on the bottom of the storage corral, so I moved it to the bottom bunk footboard. If you have younger kiddos with a bunk bed, then you would have no problems hooking it on the top bunk with plenty of clearance.
This is something that would be an easy, couple hour project, and could be customized with paint/stain color and paracord color– perfect for a homemade gift!
My boys love having their stuffed animals close at night and this makes things so much easier for them to grab what they want just before they go to sleep. No need to get out of bed, dig through a chest or bin… this is SO much more organized!
So simple and so functional (while looking cute). That is my kind of design! Are you ready to learn how to build this stuffed animal storage corral?
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Debra Ruffing says
I fear this would not be safe for little ones…head entrapped and strangle???
Thanks for the concern Debra. It would not. There is no way a child’s head could get trapped in this. The widest I could pull the cords apart is 4-5″— not nearly wide enough to fit a head through. However, if you were concerned, you could always put in a few extra screws to run the paracord even closer together.
I love this!!!! It is such a good idea- I always struggle with stuffed animal organization.? I’ll have to give this a try.?
This is so adorable!! What a fabulous idea!