Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Stuffed Animal Storage 2.0

In a previous post I blogged about my attempts to create a cheap but practical storage solution for Coryn's many stuffed animals. The solution I found and implemented worked for awhile, but it had a few flaws. This was one long ribbon with clothespins tied every few inches attached to the ceiling by a hook. 
The flaws were as follows:
  1. It was too long. Our puppy was able to grab onto the end of it and pull it down.
  2. It was too high. Coryn couldn't reach over half of it and therefore couldn't access those particular animals (or put them away on her own).
  3. The weight of all the animals pulled the ribbon taut and put a lot of strain on the hook. 
So when Caen pulled the ribbon down, I thought about ways to solve these problems. I started off by using bigger hooks. 


I also used three of them instead of one. 

And made it horizontal rather than vertical. 

Coryn helped me put this together and was very proud of it. 

Her favorite stuffed animal, Sweetie Bear. 

I tied the ribbon around each of the three hooks like so. 

The hooks distribute the weight evenly and I can hang it low enough that Coryn can reach it but at the same time high enough that Caen the puppy cannot. 

I'm pretty proud of this set up. 

5 comments:

  1. Cute idea!
    Thank you for linking up with Super Sunday Sync this week! Hope to see you next week :)

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  2. Hi Heidi! Great idea! Thanks for linking on my Picture Perfect Party Linky!

    Tina
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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  3. Great idea. I'm glad you shared it!

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  4. Love this idea. I think I could actually do it too.

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip into some serious momma goodness.

    And I would be honored to have you come and splash some other moms as well (with this post or another momma fave) I jot some notes on Mondays. But its a link up whenever you can sort of thing, I get the filled to the brim momma schedules.

    Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.

    http://justsarahdawn.blogspot.com/2013/07/run-momma-run.html

    Splashin,
    Sarah

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  5. That is a great idea.. we need to do something like this!

    http://itzybellababy.blogspot.com/2013/08/music-tag-tutorial.html

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