OH THE CLUTTER!!
I don’t know about your household but ours has often felt the stress of stuffed animal collections gone wild. We were getting by with stuffing them into cloth hampers, but it hit a point where it just wasn’t enough. With Christmas just around the corner, I’m going to go out on a limb to say you’re hoping to declutter before the extra “joy” enters the house for the holidays. Below is a list of some fairly simple projects that are functional and visually appealing.
Stuffed Animal Clutter Projects to Complete Today
- Macrame stuffed toy holder by Fiber Art Love
To start this list off right, check out this utterly adorable macrame stuffed toy holder. The add of the flowers is just right. I haven’t made it yet but it’s going on my list of projects!
2. Corner Animal Cage by Down Redbud Drive
This little corner stuffed animal cage makes for a simple woodworking project. This one is definitely the maximum storage capacity leader.
3. Bungie Cord Box by Shades of Blue Interiors
This bungie cord box is another take on the same technique but on an obviously much smaller scale. It looks super clean and accessible.
4. Toy Baskets by Mommity
I first saw this idea years ago and have loved it ever since. There’s something just simply charming about using these planters to hold all those lovies.
5. Hidden Drawers by Sunny Side Up
Admittedly, this is not a simple project for everyone but isn’t it absolutely fantastic?! I’m about to move into a new house and I’m ‘toying’ with the idea of doing this somewhere.
6. Chair Plushes by Rafa Kids
If you’re looking for something unique and cozy, this stuffed animal chair is it.
7. Corner Rope Shelves by Honeybear Lane
Although inaccessible to little hands, this high shelf is cute and will definitely keep the floor clear of stuffed animal clutter.
8. Stuffed animal chair by Googie Momma’s via Thread Riding Hood
After seeing this, I couldn’t wait to create this chair myself. I ended up using it for a Calming Corner and later for a reading nook.
9. Crate Shelf Storage by Me
This six crate shelf can hold a ton of those squishy friends you tend to find on the floor. It came about from a crate coffee table that was just too small for the space. Check it out here.
10. Hanging Toy Storage by Rain on a Tin Roof
A 5-minute project sounds like a gold mine with all the other to-dos on the list. This vertical storage is perfect for the circus theme room it was completed to compliment.
11. Hanging Storage by It’s Always Autumn
If you love an ode to carnival rides, try this hanging toy storage. It reminds me of a Ferris wheel ride.
12. Hanging Cloth Bag
My youngest’s room is always a mess, so it became necessary to add MORE stuffed animal storage. I have lots of extra material, so she was able to pick out the material she wanted. She completed it by gluing some paper butterflies and flowers to make it her own. Crafting is always best when we can all play a part.
Stuffed Animal Clutter Mental Health Side Effects
The possibilities are really endless. Hopefully, you found one (or a few) ideas to get your clutter control craft underway. Clutter can negatively affect mental health for many minds, so it’s important to get it under control when it becomes unwieldy. According to Prevagen,
More mess means more stress. Clutter can affect your ability to focus, your sleep, and your anxiety level. It also triggers coping strategies that make you more likely to grab junk food. That mess may even make you less productive.Prevagen: How Clutter Affects your brain
And with that, I bid you adieu to start on your crafting and clutter control!