What I didn't realize until recently is that the storage bins can be used to add some nerdy flair to your living space. They're perfect for superhero symbols! I saw a tweet with this image from Jay Boaz last night; he altered some bins for his son's room:
He added Spider-Man, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain Marvel (yes, boys do like female superheroes, crazy!) emblems to the bins, and it makes me want to go and buy bins and get crafting. It would be a pretty straightforward project since you could add the superhero touches with either acrylic or fabric paints or felt.
Sugar Tots Designs has a tutorial on how to make felt logos for the superhero bins. She used the Hall of Heroes font for the symbols. They've got everything from Wonder Woman to Hydra to Phoenix to X-Men to Daredevil... you get the idea. Once you install the free front, choose the logo you want, size it up, print it out, and cut out your pattern. Then you simply have to pin the pattern to felt, cut it out, and glue it onto the bins. You can get plenty more details over at Sugar Tots Designs. The finished products:
|via Sugar Tots Designs|
You could use a similar process for painting the logos on. You'd just need to trace the paper patterns directly onto the fabric bins and fill it in with paint. And you don't have to stop with superheroes. Think of all the symbols you could use instead - Star Wars ones, Transformers, Star Trek - now I want to fill my house with storage bins.