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Back-to-School DIY Bookshelf Ideas

We thought that this month it would be great to share with all of you some kid friendly ideas for your home. In true DIY fashion, all of these kid-friendly bookshelf ideas can be done on a budget, and in only a few hours!

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Can you believe that Summer is almost over and school is starting again!? We thought that this month it would be great to share with all of you some kid friendly ideas for your home! I’m not sure about you, but with kids back in school, this means books galore! At this point in our lives, it’s all about getting in some good ‘reading time’, so we’re always a bit book heavy, and keeping all those books organized can sometimes be a bit stressful. So I gathered up a few great ways to combat the book stress in our lives this year. And in true DIY fashion, all of these kid-friendly bookshelf ideas can be done on a budget, and in only a few hours! Simply look for the referral links under each photo to find the original project tutorial posts for each project.

Fabric Bookshelf Hangers

This is the perfect DIY project if you’re a bit scared of power tools, but handy with a sewing machine! A couple of dowels, a few yards of your favorite fabric and some simple window hanging hardware makes this project totally doable!

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Pegboard, Colored Pencil and String Bookcase

Well, there’s not much more to tell, the title pretty much says it all. This super creative, colorful bookshelf idea makes for a bold statement in a playroom and also pulls double duty as a fun toy as well!

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Colorful Crate Bookshelf

If you’re tight on space, then you might want to consider this crate bookshelf idea. Instead of taking up a lot of width, you can build up! Custom colors can also help you coordinate your bookshelf to the rest of your rooms decor.

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Sleek Wooden Bookshelves

With just some simple inexpensive primed wood, wood glue and a few nails, you can make these sleek, modern, wall mount bookshelves. Perfect for a child’s room or even office storage!

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Wood Pallet Bookshelves

One man’s trash is another mans treasure, right!? Check out how to strategically cut and put back together a regular ol’ crate, to construct these rustic bookshelves.

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Girly Bracket Bookshelves

A girly spin off of a simple wood shelf is accomplished by adding some decorative appliques to some store-bought brackets that you can purchase from any hardware store. Wooden dowels help create a layered effect so that you can stack multiple layers of books.

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Dresser and Bookshelf Combo

Another great solution if you’re low on wall or floor space in your child’s room. By adding shelves to an existing dresser, you’re getting a 2-for-1! Clothing AND book storage. What more could a mom ask for huh?

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There are lots of creative, inexpensive ways to organize the daily messes in our lives that back-to-school tends to bring. Think outside the box when trying to come up with clever storage solutions for YOUR kiddos this year. It won’t only help to keep your home nice and tidy, but also make it easier for your kids to find what they need, when they need it.

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