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Wooden Puzzle Storage

I’m so proud of myself.  Wanna know why?  I thought this up ON MY OWN!  I didn’t steal this idea from anyone.  I don’t have a lot of original ideas, so I’m pretty excited!
DIY wooden puzzle storage
I know I wasn’t the only one with this problem.  My son LOVES his wooden puzzles, but we didn’t have a good way to store them.  Up until now, they’ve had their own box, and we just dump out all the pieces into the bottom of the box, and then stack the puzzles on top. Which means we have to sort pieces everytime we want to play.
So, I started looking online for some puzzle storage.  I found this option:

(Amazon) But I don’t want to pay $30.
And then I saw this one:
(Amazon)  Only $11.  Much better.  But it looks oddly like this:
DIY wooden puzzle storage
And I’ve got no less than 3 of these in my house.  This one fell out of the cabinet under the sink the other day, and hadn’t been jammed back in yet.
But it needed a little tweaking.  Some of the puzzles were too thick.  And the rack things were tilted so the puzzles didn’t sit right.
So a little easy bending and I had this:
DIY dishrack puzzle storage
And now, this!
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And just because I can, I’m going to include some pictures of what happened in the 2 minutes it took me to bend those racks.  I had set for this “photo shoot” in the dining room, and my sweet Adam decided it was time to “hide.”
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Love that boy!  Even if he comes with hard to store toys!

More children's storage projects from On the Banks of Squaw Creek:

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  1. Brilliant! I Love it and have to give it a try!

  2. He is adorable. Don't you want to pinch his little legs all the time?

    Great thinking out of the box on the puzzle storage.

  3. I love this idea. I'm starting an Organizing party every Wednesday. I would love it if you could come by and link up. There will be a giveaway connected with the party. Have a great day!

  4. Aww. Adam is such a sweetie. Great idea! You asked me if I was going to use pea gravel for a walkway. Right now I'm using it inbetween steps. I have another set of steps in my backyard that are exactly the same and have worked for years. My yard is one big hill, and concrete blocks don't work. I plan on using pea gravel for all my future walkways. Its so inexpensive, easy to walk on, and looks nice. Good luck with your plans.

  5. Such ingenuity! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Wow - great idea!! I have 'wooden puzzle storage' on my list of things to buy from Amazon - now I won't have to :) Thank you so much for sharing!!

  7. Love your blog. This idea is brilliant! I host Tot Tuesdays every week and would love it if you would stop by and link up. I’m also hosting a giveaway at the moment you might be interested in. Have a great week!


  8. This is a great idea. I am sharing this post with my readers today.

  9. Found you via Funky Junk, this is brilliant.

  10. Found you on Pinterest ~ Thanks for the share - it was a perfect solution for me - http://countryfun.edublogs.org/2011/08/08/puzzles-are-out/

  11. I love that! We have some puzzles that came on one of those metal racks but also have some extra ones and i never know what to do with them. I'm going to try this for sure! I'm thinking maybe i will see if i can hang it on the wall.

  12. He is so poo cute . And thank you so much I have 2 girls and they love puzzles so you just save me about $60 as I was going to buy 2 offline thanks a bunchmunch