DIY Super Space Saving Shoe Rack

$1
2 Hours
Easy

Got messy shoes in your closet? This SUPER space saving and surprisingly sturdy DIY shoe rack holds more shoes in a small area than most shoe rack you can buy!
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The biggest "Aha!" behind the design of this shoe rack is - we do not need to see BOTH shoes on a shoe rack! They can be placed one behind the other, so we can utilize the depth of a standard closet!
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And you do not need special tools, because, here's our material- old cardboard boxes!
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Plus a little duct tape! Each module here is a triangular tube, the length and size of the module depends on your shoe size!
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Glue or tape each row onto thick cardboard so they stay together.
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Stack each row up, slide each pair of shoes in a triangular opening, one in front of the other. I also put an extra piece of thick cardboard on top to put some odd sized boots.

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2 questions
  • Betty Landreth
    on Aug 8, 2016

    What do you do with the top, raw, edge?

    • Debbie A. Davenport
      on Aug 10, 2016

      Place a cardboard layer across the top to make a flat surface? That would be my choice.

    • Debbie A. Davenport
      on Aug 10, 2016

      I also think each side of triangle "width" should be measured by & "+" an inch or dependant on the width of you shoe sole or height of your heel for an adequate fit of the shoe.

    • Susan Snyder
      on Nov 16, 2016

      She does say that the length and size of the module depends on the size of the shoes. She also indicates, in picture #3 and the last sentence of the post, that she has put a sturdy piece of cardboard across the top for odd-sized boots.

    • Emt9031931
      on Feb 16, 2017

      A solution for the raw edges. Duct tape. Or if you desire a fancier rack, cover each pretriangle with fabric using spray adhesive. Turn under and iron the raw edges of the fabric before glue for a finished appearance

    • Eri28454285
      on Jul 28, 2017

      After the time, the fabric cost, the spray glue cost... I think I would rather have a pretty and professional shoe rack.
    • Susan
      on Aug 11, 2017

      We have the time, the fabric (I'm a fabric-holic) and spray adhesive so there is no "new" cost, and I have just the place to put it!
      This is a Great idea!
    • Dana
      on Sep 1, 2017

      You can even use contact paper. Bet that would be easy! Plus you get to clean it with a damp cloth.
    • Dagmar Riley
      on Aug 18, 2018

      Shouldn’t spend extra money for fabric; there’s always something that no longer fits or hasn’t been worn in awhile, so you get the chance to recycle old clothes and if you’re one of the very few that has nothing like that laying around, you can find an old dress, tablecloth or jeans, curtains sometimes for less than a $1 at a yard sale, so you would only need the spray glue which is fairly cheap as well and if buying it at Hobby Lobby use their 40% off coupon, so really barely any cost at all.

    • Dagmar Riley
      on Aug 18, 2018

      Shouldn’t spend extra money for fabric; there’s always something that no longer fits or hasn’t been worn in awhile, so you get the chance to recycle old clothes and if you’re one of the very few that has nothing like that laying around, you can find an old dress, tablecloth or jeans, curtains sometimes for less than a $1 at a yard sale, so you would only need the spray glue which is fairly cheap as well and if buying it at Hobby Lobby use their 40% off coupon, so really barely any cost at all.

    • Pegg
      on Dec 7, 2018

      Great idea for use of extra boxes!

      For a sturdy top or in between shelves, how about old board game boards.

      Can’t wait to make and get the shoes organized!!

    • Louise
      on Jun 22, 2019

      This is a great idea. I think I will use it to organize my purses.

  • Gloria
    on Jun 11, 2019

    Thank you that was a brilliant idea. X

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  • Peggy Porter Smelcer
    on May 5, 2019

    Great Idea!! I have a shelf that has mountains of shoes stuffed into. Can't wait to create the individual place for each pair of shoes.

  • Tina Williams
    Yesterday

    Love this idea. Can you show how you cut and fold the pieces please.

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