DIY Cardboard 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.


– Cardboard Boxes – Craft knife – Glue – Measuring Tape – Pen or Pencil – Clamps

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.

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.

Step 3: Reinforce with duct tape

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.

Step 4: Decorate!

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