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Booklover's Dream DIY Shelf

By: Ananda from
Booklovers Dream DIY Shelf
Booklovers Dream DIY Shelf
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Give your room that vintage aesthetic with this incredible Booklover's Dream DIY Shelf. This DIY shelving idea is a fun way to decorate your room while adding extra space for storage. It's perfect for elegant studies, personal libraries, or whimsical and cute playrooms for children. This DIY wall shelf project comes with three printable vintage book cover templates, so you can use any old books for the shelf. Simply print out the covers onto thick cardstock and glue them around a matching set of books.

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • 3 old books of same width and thickness
  • Box cutter
  • A piece of 1″ x 4″ about 24″ long for the insert  
  • A piece of 2″ x 8″ for the corbels
  • Jig saw
  • Cardstock
  • A drill, wood screws, and keyhole hangers
  • Glue
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What a cute little shelf! This would look great in a nursery or child's room. It's the perfect way to display one's favorite books.

Love it! This is such an awesome craft. I might have to make this for our library at home.

This is so creative! I love the vintage look this gives off, and you can use your favorite or meaningful books for even more of a personal touch.


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