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19 Baby Item Transformations That'll Make You Want To Sleep With Your Glue Gun

Because they don't stay babies forever.

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1. Transform your baby's crib into a super-cute child's desk:

Two words: totally brilliant. Learn how to make this transformation at A Little Learning for Two.
A Little Learning for Two / Via alittlelearningfortwo.blogspot.com

Two words: totally brilliant. Learn how to make this transformation at A Little Learning for Two.

2. Give your changing table the ultimate change by turning it into a sweet and stylish beverage stand:

Whether you go full bar cart or keep it PG with non-alcoholic bevs, this redone piece is made to stand out. Find the DIY at Twelve O Eight.
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Whether you go full bar cart or keep it PG with non-alcoholic bevs, this redone piece is made to stand out. Find the DIY at Twelve O Eight.

3. Still have your baby's crib mattress frame? With a fresh coat of spray paint, turn it into a unique bulletin board:

Get inspiration for yours and learn how to make the display clips at LollyJane.
LollyJane / Via lollyjane.com

Get inspiration for yours and learn how to make the display clips at LollyJane.

4. Turn an old baby lotion bottle into an incredibly useful holder for charging your cell phone.

You can use other types of bottles, but baby lotion bottles work best for their width and flatness. Learn how to make this cool transformation at Make It & Love It.
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You can use other types of bottles, but baby lotion bottles work best for their width and flatness. Learn how to make this cool transformation at Make It & Love It.

5. Did your kiddo outgrow their favorite lovey? Transform it into a stuffed animal purse they'll adore for years to come:

Don't say goodbye to "Hoppy" just yet. Make your kiddo this accessory that's both fashionable and sentimental. Get tips to make yours at Over the Apple Tree.
Over the Apple Tree / Via overtheappletree.blogspot.com

Don't say goodbye to "Hoppy" just yet. Make your kiddo this accessory that's both fashionable and sentimental. Get tips to make yours at Over the Apple Tree.

6. Add chalkboard paint to old wipes containers and you've got a cool new way to stay organized:

Seriously, why didn't I think of this? Find the super-simple tutorial at A Girl and Her Needle.
A Girl and Her Needle / Via agirlandherneedle.blogspot.com

Seriously, why didn't I think of this? Find the super-simple tutorial at A Girl and Her Needle.

7. Upcycle your empty baby food jars into a clever and crafty crayon organizer:

Use masking tape to keep the jars sturdy inside the cake pan, and your craft corner is golden! Find the full tutorial at Monkey See Monkey Do.
Monkey See Monkey Do / Via monkeyseemonkeydo-jennifer.blogspot.com

Use masking tape to keep the jars sturdy inside the cake pan, and your craft corner is golden! Find the full tutorial at Monkey See Monkey Do.

8. Oh, and it turns out those old baby food jars make pretty good DIY spice containers, too.

Use chalkboard paint and chalk to label the tops, and you've got a simple and functional organization hack. Find tips to make them at Unsophisticook.
Unsophisticook / Via unsophisticook.com

Use chalkboard paint and chalk to label the tops, and you've got a simple and functional organization hack. Find tips to make them at Unsophisticook.

9. Use an old, empty formula tin as a super-cute headband organizer:

It's the perfect shape to hold child-sized headbands, and makes for a really precious vanity piece. Learn how to make one at The Organised Housewife.
The Organised Housewife / Via theorganisedhousewife.com.au

It's the perfect shape to hold child-sized headbands, and makes for a really precious vanity piece. Learn how to make one at The Organised Housewife.

10. Or use old plastic formula canisters to create an incredibly useful mail center:

Pop off a few soda can tabs to hang the canisters on the wall and you're in business. Find the full tutorial at Craft and Repeat.
Craft and Repeat / Via craftandrepeat.wordpress.com

Pop off a few soda can tabs to hang the canisters on the wall and you're in business. Find the full tutorial at Craft and Repeat.

11. Turn those old bulk diaper boxes into budget-friendly play trucks your kids will totally love:

After all, they like playing with boxes the most, amirite? Get the tutorial for these at the Emilia Keriene Blog.
Emilia Keriene / Via keriene.wordpress.com

After all, they like playing with boxes the most, amirite? Get the tutorial for these at the Emilia Keriene Blog.

12. Give your baby's changing table a classy upgrade to an entertainment console:

Adds a certain warmth to the room, don't you think? Find out how to make it at Remodelaholic.
Crafty Texas Girls via Remodelaholic / Via remodelaholic.com

Adds a certain warmth to the room, don't you think? Find out how to make it at Remodelaholic.

13. Use old baby wipes lids to make a cute "peek-a-boo" sensory board for your growing little:

Add a variety of textures to the openings and use your glue gun to make total sensory magic! Learn how at Motherhood and Other Adventures.
Motherhood and Other Adventures / Via motherhoodandotheradventures.wordpress.com

Add a variety of textures to the openings and use your glue gun to make total sensory magic! Learn how at Motherhood and Other Adventures.

14. Looking for a creative way to upcycle your baby's old clothes? Use parts of them to make an activity book for your toddler:

Include all buttons, snaps, and zippers to provide a fun learning opportunity for your little one. Get inspiration for your baby clothes activity book at Forty Two Roads.
Forty Two Roads / Via fortytworoads.blogspot.com

Include all buttons, snaps, and zippers to provide a fun learning opportunity for your little one. Get inspiration for your baby clothes activity book at Forty Two Roads.

15. Accentuate your baby's new big kid room with these crib bumpers turned window valences:

A super-cute way to update the room while keeping within your decor scheme. Get the step-by-step sewing tutorial at The Homes I Have Made.
The Homes I Have Made / Via thehomesihavemade.com

A super-cute way to update the room while keeping within your decor scheme. Get the step-by-step sewing tutorial at The Homes I Have Made.

16. Or if you're ready to adultify a little, you can turn your baby's crib into this modern magazine rack:

I'm (goo-goo) ga-ga over this transformation! Find out how to make it at Eve of Reduction.
Eve of Reduction / Via eveofreduction.com

I'm (goo-goo) ga-ga over this transformation! Find out how to make it at Eve of Reduction.

17. Give your baby wipes container a new purpose by making it into a "Feed the Monster" fine motor activity game for your kiddo:

Give your toddler buttons, pom-poms, bottle caps, etc... (but please supervise!) to feed their monster friend, and watch as they develop solid fine motor skills. Learn how to make this adorable game at Powerful Mothering.
Powerful Mothering / Via powerfulmothering.com

Give your toddler buttons, pom-poms, bottle caps, etc... (but please supervise!) to feed their monster friend, and watch as they develop solid fine motor skills. Learn how to make this adorable game at Powerful Mothering.

18. Make old baby onesies (and their snaps!) into super-handy reusable snack bags:

No more Ziplocs for you! These environmentally-friendly snack bags are cute, functional, and totally washable. Learn how to make them at Born Imaginative.
Born Imaginative / Via bornimaginative.com

No more Ziplocs for you! These environmentally-friendly snack bags are cute, functional, and totally washable. Learn how to make them at Born Imaginative.

19. And give your baby's crib new life (literally) by transforming it into a totally boss dog crate (say what?!):

Add a plush, comfy blanket and some chew toys, and Fido will be living the good life. And why shouldn't he? He's your baby, too! Find the full tutorial at My Repurposed Life.
My Repurposed Life / Via myrepurposedlife.com

Add a plush, comfy blanket and some chew toys, and Fido will be living the good life. And why shouldn't he? He's your baby, too! Find the full tutorial at My Repurposed Life.

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