Cut all of the flaps off of the boxes with the x-acto knife to create boxes with one open side. Place duct tape along the raw edges of the box to enhance the stability and durability of the cardboard boxes.
Arrange the boxes to plan the shelves. Plan at least three boxes per shelf. The shelves (rows of boxes) will be stacked to create a shelving unit.
Place the bottom shelf of boxes in a row on the floor. Apply hot glue to a short side of a box and glue it to another box to form a two-box unit. Repeat to add another box to this to form a three-box unit. Add another box or two in the same fashion if you want a longer shelf.
Repeat step 3 to make more shelves that are the same size as the first shelf row of boxes.
Apply hot glue to the tops of the first shelf row and glue a second shelf row on top of the first shelf row. Repeat with more shelf rows, if desired, to finish the shelves.
Things You Will Need
- 3 Cardboard boxes per shelf
- Duct tape
- Hot glue gun
- X-Acto knife
- Contact paper (optional)
- Fabric (optional)
- Spray adhesive (optional)
- Do not place too much weight on these shelves because they are only cardboard.
- If desired, you could cover the outer edges of the cardboard boxes with contact paper or fabric. If you choose to cover the boxes with fabric, use a spray adhesive to affix the fabric to the cardboard.