DIY Bookcases Made of Cardboard

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.

Materials Needed

– Cardboard boxes – Craft knife – Glue  – Measuring tape – Pen or pencil – Clamps (optional)

Step 1: Decide where your bookshelves will go

The first thing I did was measure the space where I wanted my bookshelves to go.

Step 2: Cut your cardboard boxes

First however I cut up the main lower level box so that it had angled sides and I also cut the top of it so that it became the same depth as the top shelf.

Step 3: Reinforce with duct tape

I used gorilla glue to attach the two sides of each bookshelf to each other as well as to glue the top to the bottom.

The glue did work to keep the sections together but I just didn’t trust it to hold with all the books on it so I decided to reinforce all the joins with duct tape as well.

I used some bird print wrapping paper that my son picked out. I did find wrapping each section of the bookcase VERY tedious though!

Step 4: Decorate!