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How To: Turn Cardboard Boxes into Colorful DIY Shelving!

by on Nov 28, 2011

After Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, chances are your cardboard box collection has grown exponentially.  Before you start tossing boxes out (or recycling them, hopefully), consider this clever reuse project: colorful DIY shelves!   


created at: 11/28/2011

This idea is perfect for kids rooms, craft rooms, or any small space that needs a little oomph and extra storage.  The creative minds behind Danish magazine Bolig Living share their process for creating these DIY shelves right here.  All you need are boxes of various sizes, a craft/xacto knife, a glue gun, and paint (can be poster paint, acrylic, or even spray paint).  The main gist is to cut the boxes to size, paint, and assemble however you’d like!

We shared a few ideas for places we’d use these shelves, but we want to know what you think!  Where would you put them?  Do you have any other creative ideas for ways to use up cardboard boxes?  Share, share!

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