It’s time for another month of the Silhouette Creators Challenge! And this month it’s all about the boys. Since I just posted this awesome wood & leather nightstand cubby that I made for my husband as an anniversary present (Happy 13 years hun), I thought I would take this time to share something for the little boys. Okay, it’s so cool that big boys love it too! I made this DIY treasure chest toy box to try to contain all the outdoor toys.
Technically I made this treasure chest 5 years ago this month. I made it for my son’s 3rd birthday party. He was obsessed with the show Jake and the Neverland Pirates so we planned a big pirate party. Well, no pirate party is complete without a treasure chest filled with pirate booty. Obviously I thought it would be a good idea to DIY one. And I was right!
Building a pirate treasure chest for a kid’3 3rd birthday party is a little crazy, even for me, but I built it with the intention of it becoming our outdoor toy box. After having a toddler, I realized just how many toys you can accumulate, even for the outdoors. There are buckets and water guns and balls and more. Our backyard was always littered with toys so this DIY treasure chest toy box was the perfect solution.
After the kids at the party devoured all the pirate booty, we brought the treasure chest home and put it in the backyard. We filled it up and now it is a toy box (that doubles as pirate treasure when imaginative play calls for it). So for all those people that thought I was crazy for building it for my son’s party, I’d do it again in a heartbeat!
To build your own DIY treasure chest toy box, click the arrow below for the build plans & tutorial.
And for more awesome DIY projects for the boys in your life, check out these other posts. I know what I am going to be making my husband for Father’s Day next month!