DIY Kid’s Name Shelf


My son is over the moon about this new shelf I made for his room!  Young kids love to have things personalized, and this easy to make name shelf is the perfect project for creating individualized decor.


Supplies Used to Make This Shelf:


Step one:  Remove the stickers and labels from the letters and shelves.


Step two:  Paint the back and sides of the letters and shelves.  Let the paint dry completely, then paint the front of the shelves.  Let the paint dry.


Step three:  Place one shelf on your work surface.  Apply wood glue to the bottom of the last letter of the child’s name and glue it onto the ends of the shelves.  I used the notches in the wood as a guideline for placement.  Let the glue dry for a few moments.


Step four:  Put wood glue on the top of the last letter of the child’s name.  Place a shelf on top of the letter and make sure it is aligned correctly.  Let the glue dry for a little bit.


Step five:  Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the shelf is complete.  Let the glue dry for 24 hours before moving the shelf.


If you plan to hang this shelf on the wall you will need to use something more binding than wood glue.  I put my son’s shelf on top of the dresser in his room, and it’s the perfect size for holding his most treasured Lego creations!  Now he can proudly display his work and still access it easily when he’s ready to play with them.

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Italian born and bred, Morena is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. The daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she excels in creating colorful, bold pieces. As a former teacher, her site,,  is like her virtual classroom.


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