Though it's served its purpose, the Cardboard Catch-all Shelf I made to toss my stuff on just wasn't all that pretty. This one, however, not only holds a phone and keys, but also looks pretty nice!
Step 1: You'll Need. . .
- - the template here (can be modified in Photoshop/G.I.M.P./similar programs to add designs or patters - the shelf can also be made without the paper if you like the look of plain cardboard) - note that you should cut so that the gray portions are left behind; the thick black lines are the tab cuts and the thin black lines are folds
- - some cardboard (enough for an 8" diameter round and a 9"x4" strip)
- - scissors
- - glue (if you want to stick the paper on, if not, you don't need it)
- - some push pins
Step 2: Cut and Hang
- Attach the templates to the cardboard using glue. If your cardboard has folds like mine did, make sure to align those with the folds that will be made in the final shelf.
- Cut out the two pieces
- Cut the tabs in both pieces and make the folds
- Slide the two together
- Use the push pins to affix it to the wall
- Enjoy your pretty new shelf!
Finalist in the
Gorilla Glue Cardboard Contest