We have adopted online buying during this COVID period. To our surprise, we often land up with lots and lots of cardboard boxes.
When we have many of these boxes, we either land up throwing them out or selling them to the scrap collector, or storing the junk in them. Why not think out of the box and try your hand at turning these cardboard boxes into a masterpiece beyond imagination.
There are unique ideas where you can use these cardboard boxes as book organizer and in different ways. Now, you need the following things to make the cardboard door bookshelf.
- Cardboard boxes
- Printed paper/wrapping paper
- Double-sided tape 5. Paper tags 6. Scissors 7. Oil paint/acrylic paint
The first thing we need to do is get all the cardboard boxes in one place where it is to be placed. It would help if you decided on the length and breadth of the bookshelf to be made. Let us start making the cardboard bookshelf.
First, we need to cut off the flaps from all the boxes and turn the boxes open on one side. Then we need to lay out all the boxes side by side with the open side facing upwards. Here we can put the flaps in between the boxes to give them some more strength and stability. Cut off the extra piece of the flap if it’s peeping out. It will then give a clean finish.
Now, we need to first apply some glue in between the two sides of each box, and then again, we need to join two boxes to give it a proper fix so that it may not get separated from each other.
After you are done with the boxes’ fixing together, now it is time to keep them straight (standing position) and let the glue dry up.
Now, its time for decorating the boxes or giving the plain cardboard boxes a new look. We can opt for any of the options, covering the three sides of the boxes with fabric cloth or covering them with printed wrapping paper, or only applying acrylic paint or any paint of your choice.
When you are done with the painting, give it some time to dry up. It is always advisable to leave it for at least 6 to 7 hours, and they give it a look and give a second coat of paint if needed. You would love your new bookshelf. You can slowly lift the bookshelf and place it wherever you want to put it near the wall to support one side.
Now you can set up your bookshelf with your collection. You can even put small tags on top of each box to segregate the books accordingly. And we are done with the job.
I hope you would surlily try out making a DIY cardboard bookshelf using the cardboard boxes that you generally kept away in the storeroom or often get rid of them. If you need some more help, you can also visit HomeBnc.com.