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DIY Dress Up Storage for Kids (with FREE Woodworking Plans)

Do you have dress up clothes all over the place in your kid's spaces? Make this easy DIY dress up storage rack for kids using our free woodworking plans and tutorial. Your little ones will love this DIY dress up closet!

Thank you to Kreg for sponsoring this DIY dress up storage project! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.

I don’t know about you, but there are dress up clothes all over the place in our kid’s spaces. Our little girl got a whole loot of cute dress up clothes for Christmas this year and we were looking for a good way to keep them organized.

We decided to build an adorable little DIY dress up closet to go in her room with a large box on the bottom to hold all of the random headbands, little plastic heels, necklaces, and the abundance of butterfly wings we have!

Light wood montessori clothing rack for toddlers built in little girl's room
Side view of man drilling a pocket hole in a piece of wood using a Kreg 720 Pro Pocket Hole System
Detail corner of the wood 2x3s on the edge of a DIY clothing rack for kid's room

Kreg’s NEW 720PRO Pocket Hole Jig

If you’ve been around awhile, you know that we are big fans of the Kreg pocket hole system. We’ve built so many projects using our K5 Pocket Hole Jig, we even have a super detailed guide and video about how to use it that you can check out here.

But last month Kreg released brand new pocket hole systems that are replacing the K4 and K5, so this is the first time we were using the new system. I’ll definitely have more detailed information out soon about how to use it, but let me first say that the improvements they made are amazing.

The new 720PRO (which we were using for this DIY dress-up storage) and the 520PRO (which replaced the smaller K4 system) were improved a ton, the most noticeable change being that they are easier to set up and use – score.

Pocket hole joinery is definitely one of the easiest ways to join wood in woodworking projects. It’s our favorite hidden weapon for beginning woodworkers!

Want to learn more? I wrote a super detailed guide & created a video all about how to set up your Kreg K5 Pocket Hole and use it, so be sure to check that out too!

For this DIY dress up storage, we teamed up with our friends Kreg again to create the plans and share them online for free, which are now available on!

Kreg Tool is chocked full of so many easy-to-follow FREE woodworking plans! I promise that you are going to find so much inspiration while you’re there!

DIY dress up storage – video tutorial

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Dress up storage – step-by-step tutorial

Supplies needed

Step 1: Cut wood.

Cutting a sheet of plywood with a circular saw and track guide from kreg
Cut wood 2x4s with a miter saw as instructed in DIY woodworking plans for dress up rack
  • Follow the cut list and woodworking plans, which can be downloaded here.
  • There are a few angled cuts. You can make those with either a miter saw or Kreg’s portable cross-cut guide.
  • Sand everything lightly with 80- and 150-grit sandpaper.

Step 2: Drill pocket holes.

The Kreg 720Pro pocket hole jig helps make pocket holes quickly and efficiently when building this DIY dress up storage rack

Step 3: Assemble.

Assemble the DIY dress up storage with pocket hole joinery following the woodworking plans
Bottom view of panel for the dress up storage rack with pocket hole joinery
Bottom view of panel for the dress up storage rack with pocket hole joinery
  • Build the side frames with 2×3 studs.
  • Attach angled joints with 2 ½” construction screws.
  • Add side panels with pocket holes and 2″ screws.
  • Create a box at the bottom with front and back panels.
  • Attach the two side frames and add a bottom plywood panel with the pre-drilled pocket holes.
  • Secure the top dowel with 2 ½” construction screws.

Step 4: Fill pocket holes.

After using the Kreg custom pocket hole plug cutter, you'll have pocket hole plugs to fill pocket holes that match your wood perfectly
  • Fill pocket holes with plugs and wood glue.
  • You can make your own pocket hole plugs with the custom pocket hole plug cutter, which is so handy!
  • Let it dry and then sand smooth.

Step 5: Sand.

Man sanding piece of wood with Dewalt orbital sander
  • Sand everything with 150-grit sandpaper and an orbital sander.
  • Wipe off any dust.

Step 6: Finish.

putting on a linseed oil finish to wooden structure for diy dress up storage rack for a natural look
  • Seal with stain or paint.
  • We used Linseed Oil for a natural look.
  • Fill any remaining holes with matching wood filler.

DIY dress up storage: reveal

So stinkin’ cute, right?

Top view of the DIY wooden dress up storage rack with costumes and accessories

I love that it is easy to see everything – no more throwing everything out of the box to find that one little thing at the bottom.

Boho gallery wall with wood signs and reclaimed wood shelving with macrame in little girl toddler room with light wood DIY dress up storage with disney dress up clothes hanging on rack

It’s always very easy to quickly clean up after she’s done playing dress up. And there is a lot of room for her to add more clothes and dresses, which I know will happen!

Angled corner detail of the dress up rack with house shaped ends

After we got the DIY dress-up storage rack finished and in her bedroom, I realized that it really could be used for a regular closet for kid’s clothes too! It would make a great Montessori-style clothing rack.

At over 3 feet wide, there’s plenty of hanging room for shirts and dresses and the bottom could hold baskets for shoes, pants, and more.

Full view of DIY wooden dress up storage with costumes and accessories below the boho farmhouse wall decor and beside the wooden white and black crib

We had so much fun working with our friends over at Kreg to bring you the tutorial and free woodworking plans for this cute project for our little girl’s room.

I hope you feel inspired and motivated to tackle this easy DIY project now for your kid’s dress up clothes.

Don’t forget to go grab the free woodworking plans and check out the full tutorial at

DIY wooden kid dress up storage with costumes and accessories with text overlay that says how to build a dress up rack
DIY Dress Up Storage for Kids

DIY Dress Up Storage for Kids

Yield: 1 Dress Up Storage Rack
Active Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $100



  1. Cut wood according to the woodworking plans. LIghtly sand all pieces.
  2. Drill pocket holes as shown in the plans.
  3. Assemble storage rack.
  4. Create pocket hole plugs and fill all holes.
  5. Sand.
  6. Seal or paint.

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