Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Lego Storage Man

If you have Lego in your home, you have no doubt pondered the best way to store the pieces.  I myself would love to see the kits built, displayed, played with and returned to their shelves.  But Lego is meant to be played with and reconstructed time after time.  In order to do that, you need to have a lot of freely stored pieces.  I have tried a few methods, and hopefully this new idea will at least allow me to have the lego sorted, stored and displayed in a fun manner.  Maybe it will even encourage them to put the pieces away by themselves!  

I noticed one day that my Kirkland Peanut Butter jar looked an awfully lot like a Lego head.  Do you see the resemblance?

So I finally picked up a bottle of flat yellow spray paint and was keen to get started.  I found a 2x4 and set it so that it was extended over my deck.  Then I inserted the opened jar over the end.  This allowed me to spray the whole jar evenly.  It worked really well.

As the paint was drying, I created a Lego face and cut it out of paper.  I didn't have any spray adhesive to hold the paper in place, so I just taped the stencil on as tightly as I could.

Using a light, steady pressure, I sprayed black spray paint over the stencil.  I waited as long as I could before removing the stencil - which was only a minute or two!


I plan on eating my way through enough jars of peanut butter to make one head for each colour.  Wouldn't they look cute all lined up on a shelf?


  1. This is GENIUS! It is going to look so cute when it is all done. I still have all my son's Lego even though he is off at college. He won't let us get rid of it. Maybe I should show him this so he'll know how to store it at his first apartment.

  2. Thank you! It's always great to be able to turn garbage into something cute and useable! Thanks for the cooments :)

  3. Love this! my son has lots of Legos and this would be a super cute way to organize them...somewhat. Would love it if you would link this up at our current 'It's A Rockin' Party" at RoCa and Company.

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company

  4. Thanks for the invite! Popping over now :)

  5. This is a genious idea!! Love it!!