Organize all of your boys’ Matchbox with this DIY Matchbox Car Storage for the wall. It’s super easy and the kids will love it! (and you’ll love it too, when there is no longer a Matchbox car explosion all over your playroom.
DIY Matchbox Car Storage
If you have young boys at home, like me, chances are you also have the five-million Matchbox cars that come with them! Matchbox cars make great stocking stuffers, gifts, and more, and the boys love them so it’s pretty easy to understand how we came to have so many. We used to have a small bin to contain all of the Matchbox cars, but my kids think bins are for dumping out and refilling with a random assortment of things to carry all over the house. So that wasn’t really working for us.
That’s when I saw a cute DIY Matchbox Car Storage idea for the wall on Pinterest that was adorable. Unfortunately, it was just a picture with no tutorial, so I made up my own instructions for a DIY Matchbox Car Storage, and wanted to share it with you here. So here’s what you’ll need to make your own DIY Matchbox Car Storage:
Supplies for DIY Matchbox Car Storage
Directions for DIY Matchbox Car Storage
1. Cut PVC pipe into 3-inch pieces. You can have however many pieces you want or need. It turns out that I actually needed more pieces, as I underestimated the number of Matchbox cars we had! I also enlisted Mr. Gracious’ help with this part because I am not to be trusted with power tools or sharp objects.
2. Arrange the pieces into any pattern. We chose a diamond-ish shape. Consider that if you go a more horizontal route than the one we made, you may need more than one hook for hanging.
3. Glue the PVC pieces together with the PVC glue into the shape you designed. Be sure to clean the PVC pipe with the primer first. You won’t need much glue because it’s super sticky. Just brush it on the side of the PVC and stick it together. Also, be aware that the fumes from the glue are STRONG so you’ll probably want to head outside for the gluing or do it in a very open and well-ventilated room. When all the pieces are glued together, allow the structure to dry fully.
4. Once it’s dry, it’s ready for paint. This is another step you’ll want to do outside. Just spray to cover the entire organizer. You’ll probably need to do at least 2 coats. Allow to dry.
5. When your DIY Matchbox Car Storage is dry, it’s ready to hang and use. Drill a hole in the top piece (or multiple holes if you have a horizontal structure). Screw the hook into the wall. Then hang the DIY Matchbox Storage up, and it’s ready to go!
Our kids love this DIY Matchbox Storage because now they can always find, and even display, their favorite cars!
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