Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stuffed Animal Storage

What you'll need:
  • (2) 3M Command strip hooks
  • (2) shower hooks or rings of some type (metal would be fine, just make sure they fit in the command strip hook; I used the clear so it can't be seen as well)
  • 1/2 yard of fabric (either 1/4 yard of one and 1/4 yard of another or just 1/2 yard of one single fabric - I choose two different fabrics)
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Abundance of stuffed animals! 

Here's how:
Iron your fabric and sew a nice hem on the top of the front piece of fabric. You could do this with the back piece also, but I'm lazy and it's not going to be seen as much, so I just left it.

Lay two pieces of fabric right sides together. (Or if you are using one whole piece of fabric, just fold it in half right sides together.) 

If you have a serger, use it here! I don't so I just did a zig zag stitch down the left side, across the bottom and then up the right side. I followed by doing a straight stitch on the inside of my zig zag for a little extra support.

Notice how I curved the corners, you don't have to do this, but I did.

Now for adding the rings.
Figure out just where you want them by doing a little something like this:

And sew ensuring you leave enough room for the ring to fit though. Give it a little more room than you would think - trust me on this one! 

 Slip the ring on through...

...and VOILA! Do this on both sides and you're almost done!

Hang the 3M strips so they are level and hang the fabric up! I would recommend just hanging the fabric and leaving it alone for a while so the 3M strips can really adhere to the wall before adding stuffed animals. I left mine overnight and really tested it out in the morning. So far, it hasn't fallen down!

** Note: I only recommend putting this in a child's room if you know they won't harm themselves with it somehow! 

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