Easy DIY Cardboard Shelves

Learn how to make cardboard shelves with this DIY shelving tutorial!

By: dswaim from
Easy DIY Cardboard Shelves
Easy DIY Cardboard Shelves
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Ever wanted to play Tetris in real life? With these Tetris Design Easy DIY Cardboard Shelves, you might be able to do just that. This tutorial will show you how to build a shelf that definitely stands out among the rest. These DIY cardboard shelves are designed to custom-fit all the items you want to organize, from smaller jewelry boxes to big books.

Talk about versatility!

Thanks to a little help from faux wood paper, the finished product looks like an expensive pallet piece. Since the main material for this DIY organization idea is cardboard, it’s far cheaper than most shelves this size. While cardboard might not seem like the sturdiest material in the world, this simple project uses honeycomb cardboard that holds up just as well as wood.

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Worried about making cardboard furniture? You might already have some in your home!

Honeycomb cardboard is used often in cheaper and low-budget furniture. Ikea is known for employing the honeycomb method inside their lighter and less costly items like coffee and end tables. This design is actually a plus for many home buyers. Lighter furniture makes it easier to move! Plus, the structural integrity of the product is not impacted one bit. Cardboard shelves and furniture can function just as well as store-bought items.

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When I saw the word card board I immediately thought of regular card board and wondered how on earth it would be strong enough to hold up. Then I read thru the directions and it made perfect sense. What a great idea. You can custom fit it to the things you have and cover it with something to match the rooms theme. What a great idea.

This idea is tremendous! At my house, we are keepers of lots of things, like all my craft supplies, my son's books, my husband's things he won't throw away! This would be so fun (but challenging) to make to store some of our belongings. It's kind of a test in spatial aptitude, also.


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