It’s Wednesday which means it’s time to share an update on the $100 Room Challenge. If you are just tuning in, last week I kicked off a month long room makeover where I am turning a current dead space in between the boys rooms into an official Lego Building Nook. I always tell myself things have to look worse before they can get better and I sure hope that is the truth in this case! With the busy holiday weekend not a whole lot of progress has been made on this area. However, I have been collecting things from around the house that might be able to work in this area so there are piles of stuff all over the place. Tackling a room is a process, right?!?!
Also- the boys are really using this space. Which I guess is a good thing!? After all- that is the whole point of improving this area for them. However- since there is not really any organization yet- it is currently a Lego explosion. I am telling you – if that isn’t motivation to get moving on this space I don’t know what is! It is GO time this week because the current state is giving me serious anxiety.
Although I don’t have much progress to report on, I did want to share a project that I did last week- a No-Cost DIY Lego Storage Head. Projects like this is why I just LOVE the $100 Room Challenge. It’s always fun to think outside the box and repurpose things! Plus a good ol’ fashioned craft project is always good for the soul. The inspiration came from this Lego Storage Head that you can buy for around $20. Obviously, spending $20 bucks on one item isn’t happening as it would eat up a big chunk of my $100 budget… so this no-cost version will just have to do!
Read on to see how I made this DIY Lego Storage Head:
- Plastic Tub from your pantry (think pretzels, protein powder, cheese balls, animal crackers, etc)
- Yellow spray paint
- Black Electrical Tape (or any black vinyl)
- White Mailing Labels (or any white sticker/tape)
Step 1: Grab a plastic container from your pantry and spray paint it yellow. This one had protein powder in it and I just put what was left in a mason jar. After I rummaged through my pantry to find this container, I rummaged through the garage and found a can of yellow spray paint in my stash. It isn’t the perfect “Lego yellow”, but in the spirit of using what I have, it was perfect!
Step 2: Create your Lego face stencil. I literally just laid a piece of paper on my computer screen of the inspiration Lego Head Storage to get my stencil.
STEP 3: OK, now for the fun part… make your Lego face! To make my Lego face I used electrical tape. I just cut out the stencil from the paper and traced it onto the tape and then cut it out.
STEP 4: OK, now you need to add the white part of the eye. I had these letter stickers in my craft stash so I just used them. You could steal some stickers from your kids. You could also use a white mailing label. Think long and hard because you definitely have something around the house you could use for this!
That’s all! Now take a look at the comparison between the $20 Inspiration Lego Storage Head and my No Cost Lego Storage Head.
Is it perfect? Nope. But I think my little Lego Man is cute!
In fact, I think he needs a few more buddies…. off to the pantry! 🙂
Alright, I better get busy on this room! Now be sure to check out what everyone else is up to in their spaces below.