DIY Lego Storage

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

When I was a kid I LOVED Lego but back then they didn’t have Lego for girls, I was stuck playing with my brothers Lego. I think part of the fun of being a parent (besides having an awesome kid) is getting to play with their toys….seriously, tell me I am not the only parent who loves to play with their kids toys?! When they started bringing out the Lego Friends series I was one of the first Mums to jump on that bandwagon…..I am not ashamed of it either…..these sets are so much fun and super cute. Oh and my daughter completely loves them too….just in case you were wondering! 😉 Every Christmas and Birthday now my go to present for her is always Lego Friends, I really think they are such a timeless present for a kid and way better than most toys out there as it really engages their mind and creativity. As you would expect we have A LOT of Lego now….floating around the house, under her bed, chewed by the dog, lost somewhere with the all the missing socks. I have had a few storage options for them but having them in one BIG pile just doesn’t make playing with them easy. Rena likes to build from the instructions (she is a stickler for rules and thinks you can only build them the way they say, I am trying to show her the endless possibilities….but she doesn’t always agree with my hair-brained ideas…..a lot of eye rolling happens and I giggle a lot which seems to make her annoyed somehow? I am still working on this whole parent-thing…..not sure I am doing it right, can’t seem to find that book that came with her telling me exactly what to do….I will let you know when I find it!). I always figured it would be a lot easier for her (and my sanity) if everything was organised by colour. So I decided to create her colour coded storage jars so she knows where everything goes and where the parts are she needs as she builds.

 

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Mason Jar

Using the Super Glue, glue the Lego people to the lids of the mason jars. (The Mason Jars I used were left over ones from Christmas, I glued the lid together also)

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

Spray paint the lids of the Mason Jars with the people on top. Leave to dry.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

Sort your Lego into the jars and you are done.

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Mason Jar

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

Colour Saturated Life | DIY Lego Mason Jar Storage

This probably isn’t the best storage solution for little kids, but this Lego isn’t made for littlies and as my daughter is older and not a clutz (like me) I felt comfortable using glass jars for her. She loves this storage option and thinks it is a super cute way to show off her Lego (lets admit, that when it is not built, Lego isn’t pretty) and I kinda agree.

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  • Thistle - May 23, 2015 - 12:39 am

    Great idea! Very cute way to store and organize!ReplyCancel

  • whitney - May 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm

    what a cute idea! and i totally agree, i love playing with my niece and nephew’s toys!ReplyCancel

  • shonee - May 14, 2015 - 3:45 pm

    how cute is this!! Love all of the bright colors in this room!!
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  • Lucy - May 11, 2015 - 1:48 am

    This is a great idea. My little girl is just starting to love Lego, and we have got her her first little Lego friends set recently, she loves it! (So do I). I am thinking of making these with plastic jars, I am clumsy! xReplyCancel

    • Gilly - May 12, 2015 - 11:18 am

      Plastic Jars would work just as well. I just bought my daughter some more for her birthday….a “Frozen” themed set, which combines both her love of Lego and Elsa! It is fun fueling her addiction, especially when I get to play with them too! Thanks for stopping by Lucy. xoReplyCancel

  • Dee - May 8, 2015 - 9:33 am

    So cute, and I love the colors you chose! My daughters love Legos too, but they like the regular sets and not the ones for girls.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine - May 6, 2015 - 4:13 pm

    Very cute and organised. Who doesn’t love a bit of colour blocking?ReplyCancel

    • Gilly - May 10, 2015 - 9:35 am

      I have to make a whole heap more now, my daughter says she needs one for every colour! Which I planned to do but now she keeps nagging me. Haha She always loves when my DIYs are for her! I have created a monster.ReplyCancel

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