DIY Floating Shelves For Less Than Five Dollars

Floating shelves have become all the rage in home design lately. They are sleek, modern, and add a touch of elegance to any room. From living rooms to bedrooms, kitchens to bathrooms, floating shelves have found their way into every corner of our homes - but they can also be somewhat expensive to DIY and install.

But what if you don't want to spend a whole lot on said shelves? Don't worry, we've got just the hack for you - five dollar floating shelves! These inexpensive yet chic floating shelves were shared by Pinterest page LoveMargaux. With some creativity and DIY skills, you can have these budget-friendly shelves in your home in no time.

For this floating shelf hack you are going to want to start by figuring out where, exactly, you want your shelves to be. This hack doesn't necessarily work for things that are on the heavier side, so the kitchen pantry probably isn't the place to test it out. But for decoration in your bathroom? That's absolutely where it should go.

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First, run to your local dollar store and buy yourself some of these stackable letter filers. These things are great because they're on the sturdy (yet cheap) side, and, when flipped, work perfectly for what we have in store for them.

Get a couple of these, take them home, then grab yourself an electric screwdriver to help make the next part of your job easier. Go ahead and flip them over, screw them into your wall, then add a few extra screws but do not push them in the whole way to provide a little extra stability, as shown in the video.

In the end you should have a series of cute, yet extremely cost-effective, floating shelves that work well for light storage and to show off a few of your trinkets, toilet paper, or anything else you have in mind!