A DIY Plush Corral, Repurposing a Clearance Side Table

By Holly Sosa

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Our plush situation has quickly gotten out of hand here at Casa de Sosa. Five kids equals five times the stuffed friends and I am not one who enjoys the clutter that comes with 132153612 of them. Okay, maybe it’s not quite that many, but we do have quite the collection. They’re well-loved and often played with (and quiet!) toys that I don’t mind the kids having, so rather than purge a bunch of their beloved friends, I instead decided to create a fun solution to corral the plushies to one place.

Using a metal side table I found on clearance at a local craft store for just $13, I had the genius idea to turn it upside down and spray paint it. Just two steps to an instant DIY plush corral that’s lovely to look at, easy for the kids to access for play (and clean up!).

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It’s times like this that I’m thankful to live in the desert. No prep work necessary to spray paint this little side table. I just set it down in the backyard and went to town with my lilac (did you really think I’d chose any other color) spray paint.

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Once it was dry, I brought it in the house and filled it with plush friends. It was literally that simple.

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It was only natural to welcome our new plush holder with a few new Inside Out friends. I’m all about Joy, but the other characters, like Disgust and Sadness, are just as loveable.

As for a fun after clean up treat once our beloved characters are placed in their new home? These Inside Out fruit snacks are a hit with my kiddos. What can I say? You friends know what a theme lover I am.

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With all five kiddos at home this summer, its’ all I can do to not hear about the release of new film Inside Out. I have to admit, I am excited about it too. Not only is it a family friendly movie, but it’s opened up a dialogue with my children about feelings and experiencing all different kinds of them. In a blended family, you can imagine just how many feelings we all experience everyday. The Inside Out plush items from Walmart are engaging tools for when one child is having an especially emotional day. We can use the plushies to share our feelings and why we are feeling that way. Plus, who doesn’t love to cuddle?

How do you talk to your kids about feelings and emotion? Let’s chat in the comments below.

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