The surprise that one small person can accumulate so much stuff is quickly followed by the shock of how fast they outgrow it. With a little creative thinking, you’ll discover that a bottle rack is perfect for drying fragile glassware, infant towels make adorable puppets, tying bumpers together creates a great portable nap mat, and so much more. Check out these clever ideas to bring your baby items into the next phase of childhood.

Formula Cans and Wipe Containers

Wipe containers and formula canisters are great vessels for storing everything from toys to art supplies. Design Improvised used decorative paper in various patterns and hues to disguise her empty containers. Find out how here, and be sure to check out these other genius upcycling ideas.

photo: Design Improvised

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Do you upcycle your old baby gear and toys? What other projects or idea did we miss? Leave a comment below!

— Lauren Hill