My husband was complaining about the mess of books in my son’s room this past weekend – to which I responded that if he doesn’t like it he should come up with a solution to store them!
He grunted and said he didn’t want to spend money on a bookshelf.
I decided I needed to prove a point – that we had everything we needed to make one in the house already – so I set out to make my own cardboard bookshelves. I was determined to do it in an afternoon….and I succeeded!
- Materials Needed – DIY Cardboard BookshelvesCardboard Boxes – I used one strong vegetable crate as well as on large and one medium sized cardboard box. Read on or watch the video to see how you can adapt this to fit your own space and the boxes you have available.
- A craft knife
- Glue (I used Gorilla Glue which is actually for wood but regular craft glue will work too) and/or Duct Tape (I used both!)
- Measuring Tape
- Pen or Pencil
- Clamps (optional)
The full written instructions are below or you can watch the video tutorial here: