Tetrapak Mini Wall Shelf (Juice Carton, Tetra Pack Reuse)




Introduction: Tetrapak Mini Wall Shelf (Juice Carton, Tetra Pack Reuse)

Reuse juice cartons (tetrapak) as a mini wall shelf.

Just apply some glue on two adjacent sides and stick it to a wall corner (see pictures).

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Step 1: Wash the Carton

Clean up the inside of carton with water or any cleaning agent. This is to get rid of any juice inside the carton.

Step 2: Find a Wall Corner

Find a corner where you can fix your carton to make a shelf (see sample images above).

You should decide on the corner before the next step so that you know which sides to apply glue on.

Step 3: Apply Glue

Apply glue on two adjacent sides of the carton.

You may experiment with regular glue first and if it doesnt hold, use a better glue.

Step 4: Affix the Carton to the Wall

After you apply glue, affix the carton to the wall corner (see picture).

Hold it for a while so that the glue dries.

Step 5: Variations

You can try a one-side-glued variation on a flat wall instead of a corner.

You can also make a shelf kind of arrangement with on carton over another (with few inches gap in between)

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    6 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I like this idea, have you thought of covering the boxes with wallpaper or fabric?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, you can cover it up to make it more attractive. But I thought leaving it uncovered will make people take notice and reuse their own boxes.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    You could also remove one end of the carton for even more space!

    How does this not have any comments? I like it alot. I just want to know how long it lasted.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

     The ones featured in the pictures are still on!

    I experimented with some others and found the following:
    1) A synthetic rubber glue worked better on tiles. Since the surface is smooth and regular strong glues may not work. I haven't experimented with hot glue.
    2) If you want to put heavy stuff on it, you could affix it with wider side facing the wall. That'll give it more contact with wall and better grip, of course that'll give you a little less space to put stuff, but it'll be sturdy.

    I have a whole bunch of these around my house holding everything from detergent, soaps, shampoos, remote controls, small plant pots, decorative pieces etc etc.