#7 on my 10 Tasks In 10 Days Challenge. Create something to hold the big pool toys.

We have a deck box for outside toys, but it’s not big enough for the water noodles, float rings and kick boards.

I’ve been trying to think of a way to keep them all contained and I needed something with holes in it for drainage. I went to Family Dollar today and saw this hamper (I think that’s what it is). It was only $6 so it came home with me.

I used my Cricut to cut out some vinyl letters. It had to be labeled, right?

And I picked a pretty pool blue color.

I didn’t measure to find the center, I just counted the holes. I love when I don’t have to measure or use math.

When I space letters, I always start in the center and move to the right.

Then I go back to the center and move to the left.

And there you have perfectly spaced letters.

Here it is in front of the deck box. Yay, now they won’t blow all over the yard or clog the pool skimmer. Zach’s looking for something to throw at his sister and her friend. Great!

Two down, Eight to go!

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diane June 25, 2010 at 8:06 am

reason #563 of why I STILL hope to get a Cricut someday! -diane

Liz@Its A Blog Party June 29, 2010 at 9:24 am

Such a great idea! It looks awesome!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Sunny's Life in Rehab July 7, 2010 at 11:55 am

Sometimes simple is the obvious answer. Nicely done!

Jenory August 20, 2010 at 11:02 am

Very simple yet great home idea. Sometimes it is easy to say that things aren’t difficult at home and when staying at home the whole time but the reality is a total opposite. Staying at home thinking about so many things is 10 times harder than when working outside, that is why I understand my wife anyway. :)

Teresa Kendrick June 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm

I did the same thing using a basket I already had. The only difference is I drilled holes in the bottom as well.

Next: Something more substantial to keep floats from taking flight in the wind. :( I have an idea, just need to implement.

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