21 DIY Toy Storage Ideas

These creative DIY Toy Organizer Ideas will help organize all the toys and keep your home clean while letting the kids enjoy their toys!

Collage of DIY toy storage ideas with text overlay.


If you have kids, in your life, you know that toys come in so many shapes and sizes, it is hard to find a toy organization solution that works perfectly forever!

Plus you can’t teach the kids to clean up if there is no dedicated spot for the toys to go.

Toy organization doesn’t need to be utilitarian. There are SO many ways to get creative with it OR create storage that blends well with the rest of your decor!

DIY Toy Storage Ideas

Below are some of my favorite DIY toy storage ideas and playroom storage ideas from around the web.

These will give you lots of ideas and inspiration to find a solution that works the best for you – from stylish toy organizers that seamlessly integrate into your living space to colorful playful ones!

1. Ultimate DIY Toy Organizer from Anika’s DIY Life 

DIY TOy organizer with books, board games, bins, and soft toys

This toy organizer has space for everything – board games, books, stuffed animals and bins for all the big and little trucks and dolls!

2. DIY Storage bins from Anika’s DIY Life

simple DIY toy organizer with books and toys

These simple bins made from scrap wood can fit anywhere in the home and are easy to carry.

3. Bookcase With Toy Storage from Rogue Engineer  

Toy storage with books and a bin for toys.

This simple toy organizer combines the perfect book storage and easy access bins for all the toys.


4. DIY Toy Storage And Wooden Crates from Wilker Do’s  

DIY crates to store toys.

This simple build is perfect to store all the toys in plain sight in a living room or family room!

5. DIY Wooden Toy Bins from The Merry Thought 

DIY toy storage bins

These toy storage bins are perfect to store all the toys and books!

6. DIY Toy Storage Shelf from The Inspired Hive  

Colorful DIY toy organizer using crates

A simple bookcase built with crates painted in bright happy colors – perfect for any child’s room or playroom!

7. Wood Crate Toy Storage from Smart Schoolhouse

Green DIY toy storage using plastic bins

This simple shelf accommodates sturdy plastic bins for the perfect storage in any room!


8. Painted Toy Chest with Image Transfer from Just The Woods

Old trunk makeover into DIY toy organizer

Makeover a little trunk with image transfer – custom to fit any space!

9. DIY Toy Shelves From A Used Tire from Space Ships And Laser Beams

DIY shelf to display cars made from a tire

Now this is what I call creative! It is the perfect spot to park all those little cars!

10. DIY Toy Storage Bench from Farm Fresh Therapy

DIY toy storage bench with toys around it.

This simple bench will fit in any space!

11. Quick & Easy Modern Toy Storage from Annabode

Modern colorful toy organizer

This simple toy storage tower has the perfect modern look. with a little splash of color!


12. DIY Truck Grille Toy Car Organizer from Arts & Crackers

DIY Truck grill toy organizer

Yes! That is a real truck grille! I love this idea!

13. House Shelf Makeover from Ohoh Blog

House shelf toy organizer

Love this simple doll house bookshelf! It is super easy to build too!

14. DIY Toy Storage Crates from A Bubbly Life

Crate toy storage with casters and cute faces

I absolutely adore these toy storage crates! Simple yet beautiful!

15. DIY Matchbox Car Storage Tutorial from The Gracious Wife

DIY matchbox car storage using pvc pipes

This fun toy car organizer made from PVD pipes is fun and whimsical and I love it!


16. DIY Staircase Storage Unit from Simply Beautiful By Angela

Under the stairs storage case built from wood and with bins

Another simple storage solution to hide all those toys in plain site – perfect for the living room or family room.

17. DIY Mountain Bookshelf with Toy Storage by  Bitterroot DIY

DIY mountain bookshelf and toy organizer

I absolutely love the book storage at the top of this organizer!

18. Galvanized Tub Storage Bench by Pretty Handy Girl

Galvanized tub with red fur top cushion.

A galvanized tub plus an upholstered top – perfect bench and toy storage!

19. Pottery Barn Kids Inspired Modular Storage System by Build it Craft It Love It

Pottery barn inspired modular toy storage unit

Can you believe this Pottery Barn inspired storage can be built for a fraction of the cost?!

20. DIY Lego Table with storage by The Handyman’s Daughter

Easy Lego table with storage

This is a lego-lover kid’s dream come true – organization for all the bricks and figurines – plus tables to build!

21. DIY Lego Storage by Uncookie Cutter

DIY lego storage crates


Another simple yet useful lego storage idea!

Isn’t that a lot of inspiration and creativity? Which one is your favorite? And which will you make yourself?!

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Anika's goal is to inspire and empower beginners with woodworking, DIY, home improvement, and home decor ideas.
She wants everyone to unlock their creative potential and experience the feeling that comes with making something. Nothing feels better better than seeing something and saying "I can make that!"

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  1. That tire with the cars is too cute! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! We hope you will join us again next week!

  2. Thank you for including my Pottery Barn Inspired Modular Storage System! This roundup is great…but now I have several more projects to add to my ever growing list! Lol!

    1. Hi Cara!! You are welcome! I am always amazed at your creativity so I can’t wait to see your projects!

  3. Harvindar K Grewal says:

    Great ideas toy Organizing ideas. I like Wood Crate Toy Storage from Smart Schoolhouse is the best.

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