12 Amazing DIY Dress Up Storage Solutions

12 Amazing Dress Up Storage Solutions! Blog post at www.kidslovedressup.com

When you have children who love dressing up, it’s pretty crazy just how fast their dress up collection grows. If you don’t have a plan… a dress up storage solution, you’ll have a huge mess on your hands pretty much all the time.

You can purchase something already made, but if you have a bit of time and some creativity, you can make a DIY dress up storage solution that in my opinion knocks the purchased ones out of the park.

Here’s a compilation of 12 awesome DIY dress up storage ideas from blogs around the net. Check them out!

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DIY Dress Up Trunk #1 – Hero-Up Trunk!

Hero Trunk DIY - DIY Dress Up Storage Solutions at www.kidslovedressup.com

Boys need dress up trunks too – and a super cool DIY Hero-Up themed dress up chest like the one made by Dana on www.danaryan.com is one that they’ll love!  Isn’t it amazing? An old storage trunk, some modpodge, and some material… incredible! Check out her video tutorial and make some yourself!

DIY Dress Up Trunk #2  – An Old Army Chest

Dress Up Trunk from an old army chest - DIY Dress Up Solutions collection at www.kidslovedressup.com

Some people are AMAZING at DIY’s and creating beauty out of old stuff… like Jana did on here at Collected Treasures. She transformed an old army chest into a stunning Princess Trunk! So impressive!

DIY Dress Up Trunk #3 – An Old Suitcase

Dress Up Trunk From Old Suitcase - DIY Dress Up Solutions on www.kidslovedressup.com

This is one amazing upcycled travel trunk! Kimbo from A Girl And A Glue Gun took a thrift store find and turned it into a fabulous dress up trunk for her little guy. Amazing stuff!

DIY Dress Up Storage Corner Solution

Dress Up Storage Corner

This corner solution to the dress up chaos was DIY’d by Ashley at Robustorbust. What a great way to turn an awkward corner into a fantastic dress up area! Instructions available on her post.

DIY Dress Up Storage Bench

DIY Dress Up Bench - Dress Up Storage Solutions DIY Ideas at www.kidslovedressup.com

How’s this for a child’s play room? I love this calm and classy bench turned dress up storage solution I found at The Handmade Home. I bet it can hold a TON of dress up gear! 🙂

DIY Dress Up Wall with Jewelry Organizer!

Dress Up Wall Storage Solution

This DIY wall hanger and awesome jewelry board for girls was made by Katie at Feathers and Fingerprints. I think hanging things up on peg is awesome for young kids… much easier than hangers!

DIY Dress Up Storage: Simple, But Effective!


This one is from Craftiness Is Not Optional. Check it out! So I’m not crafty… or too much of a DIYer myself usually, but I think I could totally make this one!! With my husband’s help. 😉

I love the “big box to hide all of the stuff that falls off the hangers” and shoes and other accessories! Dress up storage does NOT have to be complicated or full of impressive details to be effective… just straight forward neat and tidy will make the playroom neat and tidy too!

DIY Dress Up Closet – from an IKEA Billy Bookcase!

DIY Dress Up IKEA Hack

Ok, you hackers… this post by Jenna at Rain On A Tin Roof is pretty inspiring! Who says you have to spend a lot to get a great looking and super functional dress up station? A visit to IKEA (scratch and dent section first, of course!), so paint, a dowl, some funky hooks… and some helpful instructions (check out her post) and your little Princess (or Superhero- it doesn’t have to always be about the girlies, right?) will be thrilled!  Zoom in to see the fabulous animal-head necklace holders… very cool!

DIY Superhero Trunk

DIY Superhero Dress Up Storage

Can you imagine how happy the little boys were whose Mom transformed their wooden toy box into a fabulous Superhero costumes trunk while they were away for a weekend?? Taking a simple wooden box and adding some paint color and logos… check it out at When The Boys Sleep. What a great idea!

DIY Dress Up Center from a Wardrobe

Dress Up Storage Center from an old wardrobe! Dress up storage diy ideas from www.kidslovedressup.com

An ugly old wardrobe gets turned into the cutest white and purple girly DIY Dress Up Center by Delaney on Adventures of a Crafty Wife. That ornate purple mirror on the side is my favorite part, I think… isn’t it fun? Check out her tutorial.

DIY Princess Dress Up Wardrobe

DIY TV Unit into Dress Up Center

I enjoyed reading about Danielle’s DIY Makeover on Creatively Homespun where she and her husband up-cycled an old entertainment stand into a fabulous Princess Station for their birthday girl! I love the awesome details… the hide-away curtains, the funky side mirrors, the pull out drawers for accessories. Talk about a dress up station fit for a Princess!

DIY Dress Up Storage Centers:  Beauty In The Details!

DIY Dress Up Storage Center

I love this one from Old House To New Home . Costumes are colorful and fun… the dress up storage center can be too, with just a few simple accessories like fun knobs and boxes! Amanda’s post explains how they DIY’d a dress up storage center for their girls, customizing and making it fit just right for their girls.  It turned out beautifully!  Take a look!


What do you think? Which one is your favorite? Have you been inspired to create a DIY storage solution of your own? Please comment below!



8 thoughts on “12 Amazing DIY Dress Up Storage Solutions

  1. Ali November 21, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Hey Marlaine! Amazing article! I read your article and really enjoyed it. I just wanted to thank you for this informative article!
    I was looking for some new information about dress up storage solutions and your article gave it to me very well; there’re useful information that I’ve really didn’t know about it before and I’ll definitely give it a try one of these solutions for my personal issues! 😉
    Now I’m going to read some more articles on your website and I’m following you to see your next interesting articles )


    • Marlaine November 21, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Ali! So glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

  2. Chris November 21, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am that I stumbked across this website! I have three young boys, and my wife and I have been struggling to find ways to get them organized. We are truly at our wits end with the disorganization.

    I thank you for giving us these wonderful ideas. We will surely be incorporating some of these right away.

    Thanks, and I will be sharing this post as well!


    • Marlaine November 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this post! Three young boys would definitely bring a fair bit of organizational challenges to any home, no doubt. AND a ton of fun though. Have fun getting something set up! 🙂

  3. katie November 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hey Marlaine,
    Thank you so much for this! I love the superhero trunk, so cute! I have two boys and my 10 year old is over the dressing up, but loved it a few years ago. This would have been so nice. I have an 8 month old also and I think I will get ahead of the game with him. I will definitely be bookmarking this for future reference! Thanks again!

    • Marlaine November 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      I think a Superhero trunk like that one would be pretty great in any playroom or bedroom, that’s for sure! And I’d guess not even too difficult to do. Glad you enjoyed the post, and have a lovely day!

  4. Jay November 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    What a creative article! thank you for the ideas and suggestions Marlaine and I particularly like the dress up trunk

    • Marlaine November 21, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Jay!

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