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Kmart Cubby House Hacks


The Kmart cubby house proved to be a big hit for Christmas last year, and while it might be soon to put the tree back up, it’s never too soon to start planning the kid’s presents!
We’ve put together some of our favourite Kmart cubby hacks that we think you (and the kids) will just love, to inspire you and show you just how simple it can be!

This is the cubby house in question, and you can purchase it from Kmart for $199.
This is the latest version of the cubby, which has minor differences from last year’s, but the possibilities are still endless. They are often sold out online due to their popularity, but if you happen to see one at your local store please purchase or lay-by it STAT due to the high demand (and fomo).


Carlie S. put a simple but stylish spin on the cubby, painting it grey and white. We love the addition of the greenery in the planter boxes and the white bell. She got hers from Kmart, but the ship bells from Bunnings are another favourite.


Sam E. stuck with the original colour scheme, but thanks to clever hubby, the kids now have their own veranda and custom made bench seating inside!

How beautiful is this neutral themed cubby!
Milly C. really got creative, sticking with a plain white paint colour and letting the details do the talking. The planter boxes hold some artificial plants from Kmart and the wreath was made using a wire coat hanger and some of the hedge from Milly’s front yard! She added on the servery herself and the stools were a second-hand find from Facebook marketplace, proving that you don’t need an a huge budget, just some elbow grease and creativity.

Emma B. got super creative for her boys, turning their cubby into a nautical themed beach shack! The shack was painted with white fence paint and the royal blue was spray painted on.
She kept the accessories simple, but enough to make a bold statement with the Bunnings bell, sea grass in the planter boxes, custom made oars thanks to her hubby and a Kmart lantern, which she customised by removing the electrical components and replacing with the light from an Ikea solar lantern.


These are just a few of many cubby hack ideas we’ve seen, and the possibilities really are endless!
Instead of a veranda, how about attaching a custom made carport, for the kids to store their ride- on toys? You could fill the cubby with some of the kid’s Kmart kitchen appliances from the toy section, or even turn the cubby into a chicken coop or something similar for your furry friends!
You’ll find these ideas and many more in our Kmart Mums Facebook group.
Head on over if you’re wanting to share your cubby hacks or get some inspiration!

Mumspo Mag


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