To welcome a New Year, I decided to get organized, starting with my closet. This SUPER space saving and surprisingly sturdy DIY shoe rack is the result of that.
The biggest “Aha!” behind the design of this DIY shoe rack is – we do not need to see BOTH shoes on a shoe storage rack! They can be placed one behind the other, so we can utilize the depth of a standard closet!
I can honestly say that this DIY shoe rack has made such a huge difference! I really enjoy using it, and the look isn’t too bad for something made from… cardboard! Here’s our fun and easy tutorial…
You probably know that I am inspired by modular geometric designs from this post – DIY concrete geometric planters.
We are utilizing the modular geometric quality of the equal sided triangle again! Each module here is a triangular tube, the length and size of the module depends on your shoe size! (My shoe size is US 7, so the modules I made are 7″ on the sides, and 24″ long each.)
We start by creating a module for our DIY shoe rack:
Cut a piece of cardboard to the size you need, mine is about 21″x24″. Score it into 3 equal sides.
Use a piece of duct tape and tape the piece into a triangular tube like shown above.
Now we have the first module, repeat to create more modules for this DIY shoe rack: one for each pair of shoes.
I wanted an alternating stacking rows of 4,5, 4, so I made 13 modules total.
Glue or tape each row onto thick cardboard so they stay together.
Stack each row up, slide each pair of shoes in a triangular opening, one in front of the other.
I also put an extra piece of thick cardboard on top of the shoe storage rack to put some odd sized boots.
Now we have a cool and compact DIY shoe rack that holds more shoes in a small area than most shoe storage rack you can buy! Plus it fits inside our closet perfectly.
I love the possibilities of cardboard as a creative material! Like this set of furniture made with cardboard and duct tape!
Have a lovely week!