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DIY Preschool Dress-up Corner

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My kids love to play dress-up. Give them a cape or a hat and they'll pretend they're someone else and enter the land of make believe. As we've added to the dress-up clothes and costumes over the years, I've grown increasingly frustrated by the mess my boys were making with the costumes. The majority of the time, I found the costumes on the floor. So, I decided to add a DIY Dress-up Corner to a corner of the boys' bedroom. This helped me not only organize the dress-up clothes and costumes, but it also renewed the boys' desire to pretend play. This is a super quick DIY project for your home (or even a preschool classroom or church nursery).

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Our dress-up clothes were in a basket in the boys' closet, but it had started to overflow and spill out onto the floor. Which then drove me insane every time I opened their closet door. So, I started a second dress-up basket, but that didn't help because organization methods only work if you actually use them--my kids couldn't seem to follow through with putting the costumes away.  Most of the time I found them on the floor and it drove me crazy!

messy dress up pile

I needed to organize the dress-up clothes a different way. I decided to turn a corner of their bedroom into a Dress-Up Corner with Command™ Hooks, hoping that the visual organization would help the kids put things away better and make it easier to find the costume they wanted to play dress-up. I headed to Walmart's craft section, a new location to find Scotch® Brand and Command™ products for damage-free hanging. I also picked up a full length mirror to complete the project.

Walmart Craft Aisle

Command Hooks and Hanging Strips make hanging things on the walls easy and worry-free. No hammer and nails needed!

How to Make a DIY Dress-Up Corner

Using the Command™ Damage-Free Hanging Strips, I attached the mirror to the wall. These hanging strips are as simple as peeling off the paper and sticking it to the wall, so this was super easy! Next, I attached the Command™ Hooks in a line on the wall at a level that was easy for my preschool son to take the costumes off the hooks and put them back easily.

Command Hooks on the wall

After making a row of hooks for costumes, I added a small shelf with plastic baskets that I already had and placed them in the corner. I filled them up with some of the smaller dress-up items like hats, bandanas, wallets, masks, plastic handcuffs, and other small items the boys like to use to pretend.

dress up accessory bins

After doing all of this, I still had some larger hats that were left over. I underestimated how many dress-up clothes we had! So, I decided to add a row of clothespins attached to the wall using Command™ Hanging Strips for some of the hats.

peel and stick Command Hanging Strip

Command Hook Hanging Strip on wall

clothespins on wall

And that's it! Then, I was ready to hang everything and let the boys play!

Command Hook Dress Up Corner

Seeing all of the costumes out and hanging, has renewed my sons' desire to play dress-up and pretend again. I think they might have been overwhelmed by the mess of the dress-up basket just as much as I was, but for different reasons. Now, they can find the costume and accessories they want without digging in a deep basket. It's a win-win for all of us.

playing dress up

Tell me: What is your most creative idea using Scotch® Brand and Command™ products?

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LOVE this! What a great solution for all the dressup fun! #client