Get Organized: DIY Picture Frame Storage Bin


Get Organized: DIY Picture Frame Storage Bin

A New Year is a great excuse to get organized… and don’t leave out the kids! Here is a fun storage solution for little ones. These Picture Frame Storage Bins are so easy to make. My version is super inexpensive too…oh around $2.50 per bin.

If you have a child that does not read, then a photo bin is a great way to give him or her a hint where things should go. Since I have a 4 year old who does not read and a 7 year old who does read…I went ahead and added text to my photos.

The best part….I grabbed the plastic bins and the plastic frames for only $1 each at my local Dollar Tree. Your only other expense will be your photo and your glue or velcro.

Before you get started you will need to decide what you want to store in your bins so you can take the photos you will place on your bins. If you want to add text, you can use PicMonkey. They have a free version that is fabulous.


What You Need:

Plastic Bin (at least one flat side)

Plastic Picture Frame





First, you want to take apart your picture frames and separate out the pieces (please see photo above) If your picture frame comes with a stand you will want to break that off.  Then you can toss the stands and the glass. I opted not to use the glass because that was just an accident waiting to happen for my crew. If you are not planning to use these for the kids, then I suppose you could leave the glass if you prefer.

You will want to push down or remove the metal tabs as well. I just pushed mine down.


You could glue, but if you ever want to change your photo- good luck. So I opted for Velcro.  Add your velcro to 4 points around the frame. Once you have your velcro in place, then place the matching pieces up side down on top of the velcro that was already adhered to the frame.


This way when you press your frame to the bin, the inverted velcro will adhere to the exact points that line up with the velcro on the frame. Make sense? This next picture may help…


You can see how the velcro is lined up perfectly.


Then add your photo and the frame backing and….


You are ready to add the picture frame to your storage bin!


Check it out. Pretty cute and super easy too!


I did my bins for Skylanders and Legos…because those are the 2 main items that my youngest son has the most trouble picking up and putting in the correct place.


My boys loved these! My youngest even volunteered to clean up and take these bins out for a spin.


Great on a shelf too!


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