Unlike my old apartment, my new one has very little space in near the door for a place where I can drop my keys, phone, etc. when I get home - even a small table would be in the way. A little shelf, however, would do just fine!

With just some cardboard and push pins, I was able to whip one up that looks pretty nice.

note: I have since upgraded toCardboard Catch-all Shelf (2nd edition)which I find to be a little prettier and this one is a little bit minimalist for me, but that's just my opinion.

Step 1: You'll Need. . .

  • - the template provided here (if you wanted, you could add in some interesting background down the sides and along the top using Photoshop/G.I.M.P./similar programs and the attach the paper to the cardboard)
  • - a piece of cardboard cut to 8.5"x11" (if yours has folds like mine did, make sure to align those where you'll want the folds when you form the shelf)
  • - small craft blade and scissors
  • - some push pins (I used 9, but you could likely use less)
  • - glue (optional)
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