Let’s face it —if you’re like the majority of us, you really like to collect shoes. And it is no wonder why shoes are the number one preferred accessory for the majority of people. Shoes are fun to mix and match, and they can really change the overall look of an outfit. This is especially true if you live in a location that experiences all four seasons, as you will want to have shoes for every possible weather situation.
While it can be a lot of fun to have a bunch of different shoe options at your disposal, finding a place to store all of these pairs can be a nightmare. The good news is that you can make your own shoe rack for a low cost (or even for free). In this article we will be showing the different kinds of shoe racks that you can make on your own, so that you can have your favorite shoes efficiently organized and ready for your next outing!
Keep your entryway organized with a shoe racks
Anyone who spends any time at all in the crafting world knows how magical repurposed pallets can be. You can use them to make a couch base or the base for a lounge chair, or you can use them to make a coffee table. However, did you know that you can also use them to make a shoe rack? Find out how from the folks over at the aptly-named PalletFurnitureDIY.
PVC Pipe Shoe Rack
There is so much that we can do with DIY projects with PVC pipes! Using PVC pipes as a shoe organizer is a no-brainer, as they require very little adjusting (their size is already very well-suited for the average pair of shoes). This PVC shoe rack, as seen over at Morning Chores, is particularly great for kid or toddler shoes. And you know that those are a type of shoe that very often gets lost!
Cardboard Triangle Shoe Rack
If you aren’t new around these parts, then you must have a decent understanding of how much we love making things out of repurposed cardboard boxes. If you thought it wouldn’t be possible to make something as useful as a shoe rack out of cardboard boxes, then think again. This amazing guide from A Piece of Rainbow can show you that a practical cardboard storage system for shoes is, in fact, practical.
Traditional Shoe Bench
There is a chance that you landed upon this article not because you want to put a DIY shoe rack in your home, but because you just want a traditional-looking shoe bench for a bit cheaper than what you would spend in a big box store. If this is the case, we’ve got you, don’t worry. You can follow the instructions over at Crafting in the Rain to see how you can make a shoe rack that looks like it came straight out of a box.
Copper Pipe Shoe Rack
The rose gold look has been very on trend in recent years, and do you know what comes with its own natural pinkish goldish look? Copper pipe! You can take advantage of the pipe’s natural trendy color by using it to make a shoe rack without doing any color changes at all. You can also customize this shoe rack by adding as many or as few shelves as you need. You can also choose to either adjust this rack to the wall, or to make it stand on its own. Get the look from Fresh Crush.
Horseshoe Boot Organizer
If you have either owned a large collection of cowboy boots in your life, or you have simply had the desire to own a collection of cowboy boots, then this country-inspired shoe rack is definitely for you. The idea comes from a listing on Etsy, but the idea is straightforward enough that you could certainly duplicate it at home if you had the ambition or materials!
Wooden Peg Shoe Holder
If you are looking for a way to organize shoes for your entire family, then you will want to find a storage method that accounts for shoes of all different shapes and sizes. One clever way to do this is to hand shoes up by the area that you insert your foot in — every single pair of shoes has one, so you will never run into the problem of not being able to hang the shoe up! You can see how you can make a simple shelving unit out of pegs over at SawDust Girl.
DIY Industrial Shoe Rack
The industrial look has gotten more and more popularity over recent years, and if you yourself fancy it you may be interested in this DIY industrial shoe rack tutorial from Two Feet First. It has less of a “DIY” vibe than many of the other entries on this list, so it might also be a good option for you if you are looking for more of a store bought vibe than a DIY vibe.
Ladder Shoe Rack
In recent years, ladder shelves have become a popular way to organize your towels and other linens. However, did you know that you can also use ladder shelves for other purposes? For example, if you have a large number of high heeled shoes in your wardrobe, you can use their heel to hang them neatly on a ladder shelf. Grab this genius idea from Scraphacker.
Built-In Closet Shelves
This project takes a little bit more woodworking knowledge than all of the other entries on this list, but the end product is more than worth it. In fact, you will probably be so satisfied with the way that this shelving unit organizes the shoes in your front closet that you will want to mimic it in all of the other closets in your home! Get the details from Life Hacker.
Rolling Bin Shoe Storage
What could be better than a storage compartment that allows you quick access to your shoes so that you can easily pick which pair you would like to wear for the day? Why, shoe storage that comes on wheels, of course! This tutorial from I Can Teach My Child can show you how you can make a shoe storage system that is perfect for large houses where you would be moving shoe storage from room to room.
Sometimes having an organizational shelf just isn’t enough —you want something that also speaks to your personality! This unique shoe shelf from Living to DIY With Rachel Metz will show you how you can make a shelving system completely from skateboards. This is perfect for anyone who has a child that is a big skateboarding fan.
Ikea Rack Hack
You knew that we wouldn’t be able to make it through this list without mentioning at least one kind of Ikea hack! Follow the tutorial over at Ikeahackers.net to see how you can make your very own shoe rack out of a simple Ikea shelf. This takes minimal work and it is sure to be much cheaper than buying a shoe rack of a similar nature.
Crown Molding Shoe Rack
Okay, so this is one of the weirder contraptions on this list, but bear with us! We love this interesting idea that we came across on Pinterest that shows how you can use crown molding to make a small shelf to hand your shoes off it. This is a great option for somebody with a small closet that couldn’t necessarily accommodate large shelves.
Flower baskets have many different intended uses — and a pot for flowers is not the only one (although you can certainly still use these to plant some flowers!) One of the best unconventional uses for them is —you guessed it —a shoe storage system. This is ideal for the big family with multiple pairs of shoes split between multiple owners. Get the look on Pinterest.
V Shaped Shelves
Some of us want our shoe storage racks to be centerpieces of the room — and if that describes you, then we have got something good for you. You can find an example of what a stylish “V” shaped shelf can look like by looking over at Pinterest for inspiration.
We are sure that you will be able to find some kind of shoe storage system that works for you among all of these options. Just remember that, even if you do not own enough shoes to fill the storage system right now, you want to account for the shoes that you are going to