I am all for DIY and especially all for Doctor Who and other sci-fi shows. One day, I saw this really cool Doctor Who bookshelf that is only sold in the UK and I immediately remarked, “I can make that!” And I did!
With a little imagination, you can turn any bookcase into a dream bookcase for your child. Now this bookcase is a dream for my son, because it houses all of his Narnia, Doctor Who, LEGO, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Harry Potter books. A geekcase.
This was quite easy to make. We already had this a small 3-shelf and simply painted it a brilliant TARDIS blue color. (You can buy these bookcases in major stores for about $20-30.)
Next, I cut a piece of poster board foam the same width as the bookcase and painted it blue. Yep, that top piece with the words on it is not wood, it is foam.
I then used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the words that appear on the top of the Doctor’s TARDIS. I used vinyl, which stuck to the foam board very well. I do think I put them on a bit crooked, however. You could also use alphabet stickers.
Since the foam was really lightweight, I used my hot glue gun to attach the foam to the stop of the bookcase.
That was it. 7 easy steps.
- Assemble the shelf.
- Paint the shelf.
- Cut the foam board.
- Paint the foam board.
- Cut out the words.
- Attach the words to the foam.
- Attach the foam board to the top of the bookcase.
Visit this post for a list of most of the books displayed on the shelves - Books for Geek Kids.