A place for everything and everything in it’s place. Let’s make a place for all the small things floating around and DIY some wall bins to corral the mess. Ana White and I are back at it again sharing another handmade holiday gift build that’s great for any age. These perfectly sized wall bins sure to be a much appreciated gift for anyone.
A DIY tutorial to build vertical wall bins with tons of storage for all the things. Make wall storage for kids bedroom, mudroom and more!
We’re building our way towards the big day less than 5 weeks away! Get started now on all your gift builds and your friends and family will be thanking you. Every Friday leading up to Christmas we will be sharing a gift project idea with free plans. Be sure to follow along as we make holiday magic.
Who needs cute storage? Everyone! I built these wall bins using Ana’s plans for my two tween nieces. I choose white paint and fun, bright colored backings but the finish options are endless. This wall bin storage piece would be great for boys, girls, adults or even in a nursery.
We borrowed this idea from Crate and Barrel and used their Take Five Wall Bin as inspiration:
Their version is obviously made from metal but we built our version using wood boards and costs about $25 in supplies plus you can customize any way you like. Make it your own with customizations like:
- paint color
- numbers – use vinyl, wood or metal
- letters – spell out a name or monogram
- add decorative flourish on front of bin
The backing is inexpensive wrapping paper attached to 1/4″ plywood using spray adhesive. It makes a great contrast to the white bins.
Ana’s plans are very easy to follow step-by-step instructions with all the cuts. You’ll need a jigsaw for this build to cut out the stepped side pieces and after that it all comes together quickly.
Below are a few detailed construction notes. Be sure to read through Ana’s plans here entirely before beginning.
Step 1: Cut the sides using a jigsaw.
Step 2: Add the cross supports (base of each bin).
Step 3: Nail the front pocket pieces in place using a nail gun. Then putty, sand & paint.
Step 4: Before attaching the backing I used spray adhesive and wrapping paper to make a decorative background.
Step 5: Find the center of each bin and apply 3″ black numbers.