In addition to party preparation, we've been spending a lot of time on Lego maintenance. Did you know there is a LegoLand North Carolina? Oh, yes, there is. It's in my house.
My husband decided that the boxes and bins of Legos that lurk in every corner of our home must be tamed. To get started, he dumped some of them (not all of them, mind you) into a pile in the middle of the guest room floor.
This is an actual unretouched photo. And that's not all of our Legos. Our boys started receiving Lego sets as gifts about 15 years ago, and our collection has grown and grown and grown. Our youngest son is now a Lego entrepreneur. Really. He reviews Lego sets. He started out with a Lego blog; now he works mainly with youtube. If you ever need the inside scoop on a Lego set, you can check out LegoLee329 on youtube. He's serious about it.
So how do you decorate the room of a 13-year-old boy with a passion for Legos? Well, I made him a Lego wall hanging by decoupaging a Lego logo onto a wall plaque.
And this week we discovered another way to up the Lego decor factor:
Those are empty Lego boxes hanging on the wall. I simply taped the boxes shut and hot-glued a sawtooth hanger on the back of each one. (I measured the width of each box and carefully hot-glued a hanger right in the middle of the top edge on the back of the box.)
You could do the same thing with any kind of box. Instant, free art!