I have a little roundup of kid’s toys makeovers to share today! Perfect if you are trying to save money on Christmas this year (and your kids are small enough to not notice or care that their toys are re-loved.) Heck I’d buy everything second-hand just to escape the torturous torture of unfastening new toys out of their boxes. My daughter got a Littlest Pet Shop toy for her birthday last month, and it seriously required pliers, an hour of my time, prayers, and a bandaid afterwards just to pry that thing out.
Here’s an idea manufacturers: just dump the toy in a box and print a picture of it on the outside. Delicate Pringles manage to arrive at the store in such a fashion, surely you can do the same with toys? Problem solved and you’re welcome.
Anyway. Here we go! I love this toybox makeover from Micah. How cool is that overlay he made for the top? See a play-by-blay at Knotty Strings.
I also love to see a good Lil’ Tykes makeover, mostly because what is up with those original colors? All the colors combos in the world and they went with pink, mint, baby blue and beige? Which then fade in the sun to an even awful-er pastel version of themselves? I like Emily’s update much better, it’s like a classy little Victorian cottage.
See more on her blog Emily Ann Interiors.
Need a quick fix for a grubby scooter? Here’s an idea from Heidi at One Creative Mommy. Duct tape! Your kids will have the snazziest scootin’ scooters at school! (Assuming you use the fancy kind, not the plain silver kind. That would be positively unsnazzy).
And what’s a toy round-up without including a Cozy Coupe? This is one of the coolest ones I’ve seen, made by Hemi*Housewife as part of a Halloween costume. She doesn’t say what the costume was, but I’m picturing Aladdin right after he turns into Prince Ali and is parading up to the palace. I mean, right?
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