I have a problem.  My problem would be a little issue called toys, ladies.  Toys are everywhere in my house. They multiply in my living room at a ridiculous rate. Usually, when the day is over and the kids are asleep, one will go off for no other reason to let me know that it’s sitting there. Have you ever had a toy tell you “hello” while your relaxing on the couch after a long day. I will tell ya, it’s a little creepy.

I use to think (pre-kids) my living room will be toy free. HA! Boy, was I slapped with a heavy dose of reality when B started crawling. Toys have been a main stay in my living room for over 4 years now and I have some what accepted it. Now, I just need to contain them. I’ve been on mission to get my house organized this January and by golly it’s going to start with the toy box that is called my living room.

So a new rule has been laid down in the Grant house.  They can have toys in the living room as long as they fit in their bin.  All other toys must go back to their playroom or room. So far…it’s working and my living room is back. It feels amazing.

This project took all of 20 minutes!

I was perusing the aisles of Target and found the toy bins. I feel in love with the colors and pattern.

I wanted to go with a Pottery Barn feel so I wrote their names in Times New Roman in the Silhouette Studio. I’m not sure if they use that font but it looks close enough to me! Be sure to mirror your name or it will cut backwards. Once you have your design selected click Object >> Transform >> Flip Horizontally.


I used flocked vinyl in navy blue. Load your HTV with the shiny (plastic) side down.

weeding flocked vinyl Silhouette

Position your name in the middle of your bin.

placing heat transfer vinyl on bin

I place a very thin piece of cloth over the name. I press until I am able to release the vinyl from the transfer paper. Once the plastic tape has been released, I put back on the fabric scrap and I press again.  Then I let the design cool for a minute between pressing. I do this quite a few time, around 5 times to be exact. You want the design to adhere and bond to your surface. I have found the most success doing multiple presses with cool time in between.




Here is my juice stained assistant.  I think he likes his new toy bin!!


Here it is in action!! Go ahead Ry play all you want!!

I hope this helps contains the toys in the living room! I will let you know how it goes!  Mamas, what are some of the ways you keep a handle on the toys?

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Get organized with your Silhouette Machine!

  1. DIY Window Shutter Mail Organizer by Weekend Craft
  2. Kids’ Art Wall by Tried & True
  3. Organizing Silhouette and Craft Supplies by The Happier Homemaker
  4. Simple Recipe Organization by It’s Always Craft Time
  5. Put a Label on it! Herb Names for Plant Stakes by Get Silvered
  6. Super Simple Linen Closet Labels by Two Purple Couches
  7. Beware of the Animals Vinyl Toy Box by A Tossed Salad Life
  8. Child desk accessories by Architecture of a Mom
  9. Organizing & the Important of Labels by The Turquoise Home
  10. Index Card Organizer for Easier Meal Planning by Chicken Scratch NY
  11. Create Craft Room Labels by Dragonfly & Lilypads
  12. Simple Storage Solution for your Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  13. Organize this: DIY Planner Covers, Tags & Dividers (made with Cereal Boxes) by Black and White Obsession
  14. How to Make a Cut File into a Print & Cut by Create & Babble
  15. Simple Chest Freezer Organizational Board by Nearly Handmade
  16. Vinyl Your Kitchen Canisters! by From Wine to Whine
  17. Nursery Closet Dividers & Silhouette Cut File by Creative Ramblings
  18. Make Custom Box Templates with a Silhouette for Drawer Organization by One Dog Woof
  19. Organizing the Craft Room by What’s Next Ma
  20. Vinyl Wall Calendar by Crafts Cakes and Cats
  21. Personalized Toy Storage Bins by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
  22. Personalized Routine Chart by Work in Progress
  23. Blog Planner Sheet Dividers + Free Cut Files by TitiCrafty by Camila
  24. Simple Project Calendar by Little Blue’s Room
  25. Dry Erase Photo Frame Menu Board + Free Cut File by Essentially Eclectic
  26. Receipt Organization with Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet
  27. Cute and Easy Labels by Life After Laundry
  28. “What’s For Dinner?” Menu Planning Board by unOriginal Mom
  29. Mixing Organization and Function: An Easy Conversion Chart by My Paper Craze
  30. Why do my cookies taste so bad? A lesson in baking. by The Life and Times of a TAP
  31. Custom Drawer Dividers by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
  32. The evolution of my labeling system by feto soap
  33. Ikea Drawer labels by McCall Manor
  34. Glass Etched Vinegar & Oil bottles by Terri Johnson Creates
  35. Organize It: Bathroom Closet by The House on Hillbrook
  36. Ombre Butterfly Magnet Board by Sowdering About