109 Stuffed Animal Storage Ideas that Will Make Your Life Easier!

By Niv Orlian Feb 20, 20

Part 1

The two or three stuffed toys your child cherished has suddenly grown into an entire teddy bear city!


Now, you're tripping over animals every time you try to put laundry away, yet no matter how you plead, your child isn't willing to part with a single one. So do you draw the line and toss them all... or is this merely a matter of finding the right storage.


I've scanned the internet for ideas, and boy did I come up with a goldmine! Whether you're a DIY warrior or prefer just shopping online, there are over one hundred clever and effective stuffed animal storage ideas which will solve your problem once and for all.

#1 Stuffed Animal Net

I love the straightforwardness of this design. If you can cut and sew in a straight line, you can make this adorable triangular hammock and hang it anywhere. Visit source...

#2 Stuffed Animal Display Nooks

These turn your children's stuffed animals into adorable works of art, with each one individually framed. Clever use of hatboxes, paint, and fasteners. Visit source...

Source: ​mom.me

#3 DIY “Zoo”

For those skilled in DIY carpentry, here's a sturdy storage solution that doubles as a fun (and very kid friendly) piece of bedroom furniture. Visit source...

Source: ​buildsomething.com

#4 The Cargo Box

What a great idea! This is another carpentry project which works perfectly for a room with a transportation theme (trains, ships, cars, etc.). Too cute! Visit source...

#5 Bedside Toy Storage Box

Genius! Who here have kids who can't decide which stuffed animals to sleep with? Eliminate that problem entirely with this bed-mounted, kid-accessible storage box. Visit source...

#6 Animal Zoo

Another cute zoo design. This one is nice and tall for those of us with a BIG stuffed animal problem on our hands. Get them all up off the floor, and visible with this DIY toy storage idea gem. Visit source...

Source: ​simplyrealmoms.com

#7 Addie's Zoo

Looking for a designer imposter? Here's a DIY tutorial on how to make a Land of Nod lookalike for a fraction of the cost. This design sticks with simple lines and would work well in any room! Visit source...

#8 Repurposed Animal “Chandelier”

How sweet is this? Take a hanging plant holder, spruce it up with some paint and pizzazz, and voila! A classy hangout for all your huggable friends! Visit source...

#9 Garden Baskets as Storage

More great work in bringing the outdoors inside. Repurpose wall-mounted garden baskets for easily accessible toy and book storage. Visit source...

#10 Creative Under Bed Storage

Look, stuffed animals always end up under the bed anyway. Now, you can create some order out of that chaos with these great ideas. Visit source...

#11 Corner Cage

Corners are tricky, aren't they? It's so easy to lose that valuable floor space unless you have a good plan. This is a good plan! Visit source...

#12 No Sew Storage Hammock

I know we don't all have sewing machines lying around, and that shouldn't stand between you and a great DIY project. Here's a no-sew stuffed animal storage hammock. Visit source...

#13 “The Junk Nest”

Gotta love that name! This mom made brilliant use of an old bedskirt and made a little nest for her daughter's toys. Now they're close by, and off the floor. Visit source...

#14 Scarf Sling

Check your closet. You probably have two or three fashion scarves that you'll never wear again. Put one to use as a stuffed animal sling! Visit source...

#15 Creative Shelving

Sometimes, your storage woes extend beyond just stuffed animals. In those cases, some creative shelving should address all of it. Great ideas here. Visit source...

Source: decoist.com

#16 Maximize Closet Space

When spaces are tight, wall space may already be taken up with shelving or other storage. This family got creative with closet storage. Visit source...

#17 Wall Hangers

There's no reason your stuffed animal storage can't be attractive and beautiful. I love the idea of taking decorative wrought iron and using it this way. Visit source...

#18 Corner Rope Shelves

Now this is smart! People who are reluctant to install permanent shelving will thank their lucky stars when they run across this clever workaround. Visit source...

#19 Fancy Bird's Nest

I love on-theme solutions. This little girl had lots of toy birds, and her smart mama made them a pretty (and pretty useful) nest to snuggle in. Visit source...

#20 Peek-a-Boo Toy Sack

This is a cute and fun storage solution which is just as much fun to play with as the toys themselves. Kids will definitely love putting their toys away in the peekaboo sack. Visit source...

#21 Diaper Box Storage Bins

We all have a million diaper boxes laying around, don't we? What a terrific way to put them to good use. Follow these DIY instructions to turn them into storage bins. Visit source...

#22 Stuffed Animal Chair

Amazing! The best part about stuffed animals is their squishy softness, right? Why not combine all of those toys into a comfy chair/storage solution? Visit source...

#23 Toy Trapeze

Another hanging solution which makes great use of limited space. By building what looks like a little toy trapeze, you can fit dozens of stuffed animals into a small space. Visit source...

#24 See-Through Zoo

Kids can't play with toys if they don't even remember they have them. That's the thought behind this see-through storage zoo. Kids get more enjoyment out of toys, and you get more organization. Win-win. Visit source...

#25 Cute and Compact Zoo

This smaller variation of the DIY zoo could easily slide under a wall shelf, or perhaps into a closet. This is also the perfect height for toddlers or preschoolers. Visit source...

#26 DIY Play Kennel

Got a tiny dog lover in your life? This set up creates four individual spaces resembling a dog kennel where stuffed animals can be stored and displayed. Visit source...

Source: desumama.com

#27 Circus Train Car

This storage solution looks exactly like those animal cracker boxes we used to love getting as kids. Highly thematic, bright, colorful, and useful. Visit source...

#28 Zoo Tower

A little elbow grease, and a few pieces of lumber can create this tower style zoo. If your kiddos have lots of stuffed animals, the solution provides plenty of space for them. Visit source...

Source: ana-white.com

#29 Re-purposed Shoe Tree

By taking a shoe tree and attaching a few bungee cords, this clever mom came up with a display and storage solution worthy of any toy store! Visit source...

#30 Maggie's Zoo

Repurposed shelving and a few elastic bands turned an old piece of furniture destined for the trash into a smart and attractive storage solution. Visit source...

 Source: momexplores.com

#31 Milk Crate Zoo

By taking two milk crates and mounting them on the wall, this clever blogger created storage which also doubles as adorable room decor. Visit source...

#32 Stuffed Animal Bean Bag Chair

We all know that getting kids to clean up their stuffed animals can sometimes be a fight. They will look forward to it more if the end result is a comfy beanbag chair! Visit source...

#33 Branch Swing Shelves

This project brings a little bit of the outdoors inside in the form of sweet and attractive branch swings for your little one's plush friends. Visit source...

#34 Built-In Drawers

This is one of the more involved projects on the list, but if you are renovating, here are some great tips on incorporating smart storage into kids' rooms. Visit source...

#35 Fishnet Storage

Here's a nice easy storage solution. By making use of fishnet fabric, a storage bag can be created in under an hour. Visit source...

#36 Customized Rolling Storage Bin

Here's a step-by-step guide to making a customized rolling storage bin. Now stuffed animals can travel from room to room without being left all over the floor. Visit source...

#37 Bean Bag Chair Sewing Tutorial

Interested in crafting one of those comfy beanbag chairs? Here's a great tutorial on how to sew this sneaky storage sack. Visit source...

#38 Pegboard Storage

Here's a cute and clever idea: mount a pegboard on the wall, and attach movable shelving to accommodate smaller stuffed animals. Visit source..

Source: momtastic.com

#39 Bracket Shelving

Kids are reluctant to let their stuffed animals go, even when they don't seem to play with them much anymore. This family installed bracket shelving high up on the bedroom walls so their furry friends could still be on display. Visit source...

#40 Wire Hamper Storage

Great idea! By purchasing a simple wire hamper, stuffed toys can be piled in, or slipped out very easily. No construction required! Visit source...

#41 Shelving with a Twist

Stuffed animals often want to slip off the shelves and back onto the floor. By combining a basic bookshelf with elastic straps, animals stay put, but still within easy reach. Visit source...

#42 Wall Mounted Buckets

This family's lovely ballet-themed room has a very cute idea for stuffed animal storage: wall mounted metal buckets with furry friends peeking out. Visit source...

#43 Plastic Crate Storage Shelf

This clever crafter mounted five or six storage crates in a row to create two layers of shelving for secure stuffed animal storage. Visit source...

Source: hometalk.com

#44 Re-purposed Bed Canopy

By simply tying a knot near the base of a silky bed canopy, this mom created abundant and attractive stuffed toy storage in her daughter's room. Visit source...

#45 Stuffed Animals and Sports Balls

Both are tricky items to store. This crafter made two structures: one for stuffed animals, and one for sports balls. Smart! Visit source...

#46 Wire Shelving

Inexpensive, attractive, lightweight, and easy to install. Here is a great example of what you can do with fairly minimalist wire shelving. Let the toys themselves become the decor. Visit source...

#47 Toy Store Display

You've seen the way toy stores display their stuffed animals, and there's no reason why you can't do that at home. All you need is this one clever piece of furniture... Visit source...

#48 Soft Storage Bins

This blogger went with a lovely neutral theme for her nursery, and incorporated three soft playroom storage bins for stuffed animal storage. Repositionable, and easy to reach! Visit source...

 Source: andeelayne.com

#49 Clever Ikea Hack

Take a regular wardrobe from IKEA, make two or three very simple changes, and look what you get! Easy and accessible stuffed toy storage box. Visit source...

#50 Bench Storage

First off, look at how on-theme this whole room is! Second, this family understands multipurpose furniture. It's a toy box, it's a bench, it's a shelf, it's really smart! Visit source...

#51 A Place for Everything

For those of you who have been thinking about doing a total toy overhaul, check out how this family keeps their stuffed animal population under control. Visit source...

#52 Over-Door Storage

By re-purposing an over-door shoe organizer, this blogger created compartmentalized stuffed animal storage. A more organized room could be just $15 away! Visit source...

Source: otterrun.info

#53 Wire Baskets and Wall Mounts

Shelving doesn't always have to take the form of wooden brackets. This family attached white wire shelving to the wall, creating cute storage for stuffed toys. Visit source...

#54 Canvas Baskets and Shelving

Canvas baskets can be filled up and slipped into shelving without necessarily showing the jumbled mix of stuffed animals inside. Makes for a very orderly appearance. Visit source...

#55 See-Through Storage Sack

Here's a twist on the beanbag chair solution. This design offers a see-through top, so kids can more easily find the furry friend they are looking for. Visit source...

Source: amazon.com

#56 Pre-made Zoo

For those who feel a little reluctant to take up a hammer and saw themselves, don't forget to check out Etsy for great, pre-made zoos like this one. Visit source...

Source: etsy.com

#57 Storage Pillow

Kids already love cuddling with their stuffed animals, why not take that to the next level? This oversized pillow doubles as hidden storage. Visit source...

Source: etsy.com

#58 Hanging Mesh Baskets

These are available for purchase in many sizes and colors, and they make for brilliant toy storage. Cute and practical. Visit source...

#59 Toy Hammock

Again, those who don't feel terribly handy with a sewing machine shouldn't fear. Etsy sellers like this one can make you an adorable toy hammock in the fabric of your choice. Visit source...

Source: etsy.com

Written by Niv Orlian