Create Simple DIY Children's Book Storage With This Dollar Tree Essential

With all of the toys, clothes, and books in a child's room, these spaces can get messy fast. If you have little ones, you have probably tried all sorts of organizational tricks to keep their bedroom and playroom tidy. Perhaps you have had success with storage bins, toy organizers, or specific pieces of furniture. However, even with these items, children's books can be particularly tricky to keep organized, especially if you do not have enough space to fit a bookshelf in their room. Fortunately, this DIY bookshelf is the perfect way to creatively add more storage space in your kid's room. You can pick up most of the supplies you'll need from Dollar Tree, so it is also a more affordable option. 

To start, the Dollar Tree essential you'll definitely need to buy is the Cooking Concepts Wire Napkin Holder – you'll need three of these. You will also need a pack of zip ties to attach the napkin holders together. Dollar Tree sells a 30-pack of Tool Bench Hardware Nylon Cable Ties that will get the job done. Finally, you will need to purchase adhesive wire hooks to secure the book holder to the wall for additional stability, and Command Small Wire Hooks are available at Dollar General for $3.50. All of the other items mentioned are only $1.25 each, so you'll be able to complete this DIY for a very cheap price.

How to build this Dollar Tree children's bookholder

Once you have gathered all of the necessary materials, assembling this DIY should be extremely simple and can be done in just a few steps. First, start out by using your zip ties to connect your three napkin holders. Connect them on their short sides to create one long shelf. Next, cut off the long pieces of the zip ties with scissors. The final step is to attach the shelf to your child's bedroom wall using the adhesive wire hooks. Keep in mind that this step is optional but will make the shelf more stable so it doesn't fall over from the weight of the books.

TikToker @diymomhacks explained that she placed the book holder on the ground so that her child could reach the books easily. While you could also choose to do this, you might want to set it on top of a nightstand or a dresser, in a closet, or anywhere else you think would be a better fit instead. With the adhesive hooks, you could even attempt to attach the book holder to a bedroom wall. However, if attaching to the wall, ensure the hooks you use can hold the weight of all the books. Finally, although @diymomhacks only used three of the napkin holders, you can use more to create a larger book holder if you have more books you need to store.

Customizing the DIY book holder

After assembling the Dollar Tree book holder, you also have the option to customize it to match your kid's room decor. For instance, you can spray paint it any color you desire, which will better disguise the zip ties as well. If you want to do this, you might be interested in the Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch spray paint from Home Depot. It is only about $7 for a can and comes in a variety of colors, so you can choose your child's favorite. However, if you're struggling to decide on the right shade, discover some of the best colors to paint your kid's room.

Once the piece is dry, you can use hot glue to attach fun items to the metal wiring of the napkin holders that your little ones might enjoy. Dollar Tree is also a great place to snag crafting supplies that would be a good fit for this. These Crafter's Square Multicolored Craft Pom-Poms, for example, would add a colorful twist to the DIY project. You could also incorporate these Crafter's Square Craft Feathers that come in a variety of fun colors. If you do not like the idea of using hot glue to attach feathers or other items to the metal napkin holders, you could also simply wrap the shelf with decorative crafting tape. This Decorative Adhesive Paper Craft Tape, also from Dollar Tree, comes in a few different patterns.