DIY Dollar Tree Storage Shelf

5 Materials
$10
10 Minutes
Easy

Need more storage in your home? You can make this adorable and functional storage shelf in under 10 minutes for under $10!

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For this project, you will need some square dollar tree baskets. They come in so many different colours! I used 5 baskets for my shelf, but you can use as many as you would like. You will also need a pool noodle (also from the dollar tree) and some zip ties!

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Start by using the zip ties to connect the baskets together. I used two zip ties for each side of the baskets.
Lay the baskets on the floor, just like you want your shelf to look. Connect all the baskets together with zip ties to secure your shelf!
Once all your baskets are connected,place your shelf on the floor upside down. You will need to add "spacers" to the back of your shelf to ensure that it will stand up by itself. A pool noodle worked perfectly for this! You can cut your pool noodle to size with a regular kitchen knife.
Secure the pool noodle spacers in place with a little bit of super glue or hot glue.
Now your shelf is done! Stand it up and fill it with craft supplies, children's toys or just about anything else. This shelf is completely free standing, no need to attach it to the wall.
You can make this cute and functional shelf for under $10 with just one trip to the dollar store.
The end is an adorable and functional, free standing shelf that will give you more storage in your home for under $10.
Watch the full how-to video to learn how you can make an easy and functional storage shelf for under $10! Everything you need for this project can be found at The Dollar Tree.
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  • Regina Burnett
    on Feb 28, 2019

    This not a question the project , although it is very creativity . I was enjoying your the music in the interlude can you tell me who it is

  • Nono
    on Aug 27, 2020

    What keeps it from falling forward?

    • Dianna Davis -Gorrell
      on Aug 27, 2020

      If you're worried about it falling forward if you own your home take a small drywall screw and anchor it through the top basket if you're a renter then I would suggest something like command strips where you could stick it to the wall Hope this helps you out

  • Em
    on Aug 27, 2020

    Why not just screw the basket bottoms to a board and mount in one piece?

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  • Sharon
    on Aug 28, 2020

    This is so cool definitely on my “ I am gonna try this” list.

  • Kelly
    on Aug 28, 2020

    Cute idea. For safety sake, I would definitely secure it to the wall on the top basket to prevent it from falling.

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