Update your child’s playroom with this inexpensive DIY!

{ image above: submitted by a Family Sponge reader}

We love when we see real moms using resources we love and share. These rain gutters (yes, those are rain gutters you are looking at) are obviously an inexpensive way to display those beautiful book covers. Check out Playroom inspiration where we first introduced rain gutter book shelves.

“I recently put these up in our home and it is INCREDIBLE to see how much my children are reading now. It really does work. If they can SEE the cover they are way more likely to pick it up. I rotate new books onto the shelves every few days and immediately all three girls grab one and sit down to look at it. I am so happy with them. Total project cost me about $24” – Christy from Wesley Chapel, Florida

I was beyond excited when I heard that a real mom actually put these rain gutter book shelves to use! The smile in the little girl’s face is priceless. But bookshelves for $24? You can’t beat that. I just cannot emphasize enough that setting a solid foundation for the love of books is truly the best gift you can give anyone.

The Best Gift

Need gift giving ideas for kids? Books are an invaluable gift to give to any child. And you can always add new and interesting titles to a child’s personal library collection.

Here are just a few you can click on and purchase on Amazon that are in Christy’s picture above:

A bedtime classic…

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4 Responses to Update your child’s playroom with this inexpensive DIY!

  1. HRH Mommy November 24, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    Great idea and… we LOVE the “Knuffle Bunny” book at our home!!

  2. familysponge November 27, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    Hmmm… I don’t have Knuffle Bunny yet. Maybe that should be on my kids list of books to checkout from the library this week!

  3. trishden February 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Wow, what a great idea. I love using unexpected things as other uses.

  4. Victoria Langley February 15, 2012 at 3:48 pm #

    ha ha love it 🙂 only thing I would be a little worried about would be if the child was like my friends wee lad and tried to climb everything. He would have been swinging off it lol. No common sense bles him xx

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