Easy Lego Head Container

My mother had an old pork rind container that she was getting rid of, and she asked me if I would like it.

Would I? Oh yes, I would. I’ve seen lego head containers floating around on Pinterest and I knew the boys would love one! I made it, and you can, too.

DIY Easy Lego Head Container

You Will Need:

  • A large plastic container with lid (from pork rinds, cheese balls, etc.)
  • Yellow spray paint
  • Pencil (optional)
  • Acrylic craft paint in black and white
  • Small paintbrush
  • Clear spray protectant

Step one: remove the label.

DIY Easy Lego Storage Head

There are a lot of ways to remove stickers from plastic; I just soaked a washcloth and let it rest on the label until it could be scraped off, then spent a little time scrubbing off the residue. Voilà!

Step two: spray paint!

DIY Easy Lego Head Container

Multiple thin coats cover and stick better than one heavy coat. Be sure to get the whole surface, allowing it to dry well in between.

Step three: add the face!

I lightly penciled the outline of the features onto the container before painting them in. Allow to dry thoroughly between colors, and dry completely before proceeding to -

Step four: spray!

Coat with clear spray to protect the paint from chipping off. Let dry completely before surrendering it to the children! See how easy that was?

DIY Easy Lego Storage Head

Pansy Sun Hat

After all the fun looking up sun hats this week, I couldn’t resist making one for Ivy.

Pansy Sun Hat by Melissa Mall

Come on. Would you be able to resist?

Pansy Sun Hat by Melissa Mall

It’s nice and loose, which makes it fast and airy, but the brim still sticks out nicely. Would you like to make one, too?

Pansy Sun Hat

Size: 16″ circumference, to fit 6-12 month old.

Gauge: 12 sts x 6 rows = 4″ in dc

Materials

  • J/10 (6.00 mm) hook
  • Peaches & Creme Ombres [100% Cotton, 95yds/86m per 2oz/56.7g skein] in Pansy [MC] – 60 yds
  • Peaches & Creme Solids [100% Cotton, 120yds/110m per 2.5oz/70g skein] in White [CC] – 10 yds

Directions

Rnd 1: With MC, make a magic ring, ch 2. Make 12 dc in ring, pull tight to close. Join rnd.

Rnd 2: Ch 2. Make 2 dc in each dc around. (24 dc) Join rnd.

Rnd 3: Ch 2. *Dc in next dc, make 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. (36 dc) Join rnd.

Rnds 4-7: Ch 2, dc in each dc around, join rnd.

Switch to CC.

Rnds 8-10: Ch 1, sc in each st around. Join rnd.

Switch to MC.

Rnd 9: Ch 2. *Dc in each of the next 2 sts, make 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. (48 dc) Join rnd.

Rnd 10: Ch 2. *Dc in each of the next 3 sts, make 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. (60 dc) Join rnd.

Rnd 11: Ch 2. *Dc in each of the next 4 sts, make 2 dc in next st. Repeat from * around. (72 dc) Join rnd.

Finish off, weave in ends.

Pansy Sun Hat by Melissa Mall

Hooray for summer!